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Yes on One? Duh

It would be awesome if this was the last thing I ever had to write about the gay-marriage debate.
You’ve heard all the arguments, seen all the evidence. Are you really still against same-sex marriage?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 14, 2012
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Joey gets to work

Yes, Joey quit. But he's plenty busy now.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 09, 2011
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Looking for a better idea

P+J aren’t sure how many Vo Dilunduhs caught Matt Bai’s story on Linc Chafee in last week’s New York Times , but BeloJo political columnist Edward Fitzpatrick certainly did and, in his Tuesday column, he decided to do a little follow-up with the other g
Lauding Linc; Pining for Jersey Shore ; the new First Couple; fighting for students' rights
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 23, 2010
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The moron minority

One may excuse idiot bimbo Sarah Palin's violent "lock and load" analogies, because she's the abstinence professor who was so persuasive within her own household that her daughter got knocked up by some hirsute dogsledder whose fake vows of marriage were
A bad choice of words; World Cup trivia; Excess in the US; new pool rules
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2010
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Hallelujah!

The Democrats won and the Republicans lost. That, in a nutshell, is the bottom line.
Health-care reform is a new high-water mark
By EDITORIAL  |  March 26, 2010
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Why wind power blows

The world is looking for a no-brainer solution to the 21st century's impending energy crisis, and wind power seems to provide many of the right answers.
Why we shouldn't overload our energy basket with wind eggs
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 21, 2009


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Personal fouls

The biggest story in sports media last week was the discovery of surreptitiously shot nude-video footage of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, whose comeliness has made her a favorite — and sometimes a fetish — of the online sports commentariat.
ESPN's odd double standard on sex
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 31, 2009

Reconfiguring the Other Paper

Last Friday P&J noticed an article on the Providence Business News Web site concerning a major design change being planned by the Urinal. According to the source for the story, veteran BeloJo scribe and Providence Newspaper Guild president John G. H
The 'New' Urinal. Plus, Richard Walton on Frank Mccourt  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 24, 2009

From Jester to Esther

During the presidential campaign last fall, the Phoenix took note of a curious undercurrent in the annals of Sarah Palin fandom: the notion of Palin as a modern-day Queen Esther.
Sarah Palin sees self as a religious legend, not a political football
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009
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You Snus you lose

Unbowed by last month's $1 a pack increase in the cigarette tax, the tobacco industry is pushing new unhealthy products to gain more Rhode Island customers.
Rhymes with noose
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  May 15, 2009

Panic attacks!!!

Would everyone please go running out of your house screaming in utter hysteria right now.
Overreacting in the USA. Plus, EDC = DOA, OK + RI, and a Rush to judgment
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 01, 2009


Exit Mr. Excitement

How many people remember that John Ghiorse was reportedly the first $100,000-a-year weatherman in Rhode Island when he was lured away from Channel 10 to crosstown rivals Channel 6 in 1983?
John Ghiorse is hanging up his raincoat
By PHILIPE + JORGE  |  February 25, 2009
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Buy local!

43 bands, 32 hailing from Rhode Island, all for a recession-friendly $7.
75orless' No Qualms offers 43 bands — all killer, no filler
By PHOENIX PROVIDENCE STAFF  |  December 31, 2008
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20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go

The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 17, 2008
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Making us stronger

I’m back from the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival, where the unexpected hit among discerning critics was a Boston-made crime melodrama.
Boston’s What Doesn’t Kill You scores at Toronto
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 17, 2008
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Silence of the lambs

In case you are late to the game, boys and girls, five people control what goes on at the State House, although Governor Carcieri is occasionally allowed to offer his two cents.
Smith Hill takes the budget blues out on the vulnerable
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 25, 2008


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By Fletcher  |  May 05, 2008
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The end of an era at the ProJo

“They’re too contrary, too independent, and too fiercely competitive,” he told me at the time.
Rawson bridges two distinctly different eras in journalism
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 19, 2008
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A one-stop guide to RI’s delegates and superdelegates

Get a load of how the Democratic Party selects its presidential nominee — and how Rhode Island fits into this process.
Democracy?
By MATT JERZYK  |  February 27, 2008
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Conservative group lands Norquist for fundraiser

Grover Norquist is probably best known for saying, “My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 19, 2007
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Raising Hill

Hillary Clinton took only two questions from the audience at the end of her 35-minute speech at the American Association of Retired Persons conference.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘aura of inevitability’ might hide her weaknesses — at least until the Republicans get their hands on her
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 12, 2007


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Mowed down

Libby describes Leahy’s spot on the committee as “good for new England — because without that voice we’d be invisible.”
The federal Farm Bill leaves Mainers in the dust
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007
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Politico and its discontents

In less than four months, Politico has already achieved what few post-FDR presidents could in the same amount of time: it’s become a force in national politics.
Meet the Left’s newest ‘nonpartisan’ media bogeyman
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 18, 2007
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Georgia man, angered about spelling bee, calls for boycott

A Georgia man has created a Web site calling for a boycott of Rhode Island’s statewide daily.
As the ProJo turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 18, 2007
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Howling in Boston

A city is small geography — even the City on the Hill, the Athens of America — to merit a poet laureate.
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By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  April 04, 2007
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New editor for Boston Phoenix

Lance Gould, a journalist with 20 years’ experience at leading New York–based newspapers and magazines, will become the next Editor of the Boston Phoenix .
Veteran New York editor Lance Gould to helm the weekly
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 28, 2007


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Killer coke

If you follow presidential politics, you know that Barack Obama’s past use of illegal drugs is suddenly a topic of great interest.
Obama, Bush, and the warped politics of drug use. Plus, ConCon coverage falls short, and Finneran’s foes raise a fuss
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 10, 2007

Ford and the USA

Many of the thoughts recently expressed about Gerald R. Ford’s presidency remind your superior correspondents of just how dangerously far to the right this country has veered.
Where are the sensible conservatives these days?
By PHILLIPE AND GORGE  |  January 03, 2007
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Blame game

For Democratic partisans, the pleasure of watching Republicans lose their shirts in last week’s midterm elections was matched only by the joy of watching Republicans admit defeat.
The conservative press grapples with a very bad week
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 15, 2006
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The Cambridge Castle of Comedy

“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 02, 2006