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Collateral damage?

Was Hasan suffering from PTSD?
Was Hasan suffering from PTSD?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 13, 2009
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Rx for Barack

President Barack Obama is taking his vacation not a moment too soon. As his painfully poor performance in the health-care debate shows, he is way off his game. He clearly needs some time to recharge his batteries.
It's time for a dose of reality
By EDITORIAL  |  August 21, 2009
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Tours of duty

Clifford and Bang will celebrate Memorial Day weekend together at Highland Kitchen in Somerville this Sunday in a program called "Basic Training: An Evening of Art, Music, and Poetry."
John Clifford and Billy Bang's Vietnam; plus Icons Among Us and bye-bye Jazz Brunch
By JON GARELICK  |  May 22, 2009

Award-worthy

The amount of research that Jason Notte conducted for his extensive article on the surge in suicides in the military is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 27, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 25, 2009
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Gulf War vet 'saved' by Phoenix article

Yesterday, we published "Soldiers Committing Suicide," by Jason Notte, and just hours later, Mike Fitzgerald left our Portland editor a voicemail saying he's experiencing the same things a man described in the story had.
Portland Marine Corps vet shares his heart-wrenching story
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 13, 2009
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Soldiers committing suicide

On July 22, 2004, unable to handle the intensity anymore — the daily vomiting, the feeling that he was a murderer — Lucey wrapped a garden hose around his neck and hanged himself.
US troops are killing themselves in record numbers
By JASON NOTTE  |  March 11, 2009


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What about McCain’s mental health?

While some worry about the impact of John McCain’s age on his physical health and his potential longevity in office, others are more concerned about his mental health.
Campaign 2008
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  July 02, 2008
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Peaks Island veteran collects stories of war's atrocities

Thirty-six years ago, more than 100 Vietnam veterans gathered in Detroit to describe and expose war crimes perpetrated by themselves and their fellow soldiers.
Winter soldier
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 05, 2007
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Coming home

Whereas active-duty soldiers return as a group to a military base upon coming home, National Guard members disperse into their civilian communities.
You want the troops out of Iraq? Next, we have to get Iraq out of the troops.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 11, 2007
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Jackpot

Three years ago, state government hired Scientific Games Corporation, its long-time lottery contractor, to monitor the slot-machine receipts at the state’s first casino.
Why is the state's gambling watchdog getting a bite of slot-machine profits?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 06, 2007
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Giving up

Lobbyists in the Maine State House outnumber legislators and do everything from write laws to raise political-campaign funds, so regulating lobbyists has long been a progressive priority.
What’s the matter with Maine   progressives?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 02, 2006