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Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition

Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 25, 2009

Sanity on Obama/Chavez


Over at Slate, Fred Kaplan makes an excellent case that conservative ire over Barack Obama's visit w...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 22, 2009
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Good news, bad news

It will be the best of times. Or, perhaps, it will be the worst.
Fear and loathing? Or happy days? The only thing we know for sure about the coming year is that we're all in this together.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 30, 2008
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Dictator McCain?

The only thing standing in the way of Republican John McCain assuming the powers and prerogatives of a dictator should he be elected president is the vote of a single Supreme Court justice.  
Don’t laugh: if the Arizona ‘maverick’ is elected, he’ll complete the job Bush started
By EDITORIAL  |  October 22, 2008

Palin: The plain truth

In selecting Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate, Republican nominee John McCain pulled a Clarence Thomas.
Don’t be fooled by the Tina Fey styling, McCain’s vice-presidential pick is a menace
By EDITORIAL  |  September 03, 2008
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Georgia on your mind?

So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008


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Beyond the spin

The day after Barack Obama inched ahead of challenger Hillary Clinton in the superdelegate count, the indefatigable Clinton won the West Virginia primary.
Why Clinton's commanding West Virginia win is more show than substance
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2008
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King to C5

Greengard, no less eager to make a good local impression, had called Kasparov “the Bill Belichick of chess.”
Kasparov comes to Harvard  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 17, 2007
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Stable — within limits

There’s been very little movement in state and national Democratic polls over the past six months.
Clinton’s dominated the Democratic field since february, but voters are getting used to Obama
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 29, 2007
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Lowbrow fun

Outdoor summer performances have so much going against them.
Elemental Theatre’s wacky King Stag
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 06, 2007
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If only he'd looked out his window

Not much about Sunday’s Kennebunkport demonstration was unique.
Kennebunkport protest
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 05, 2007


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Chimp Boy hits and runs

Gosh, what an honor when Dubya the Chimp Boy finally had the balls to make an appearance in the Biggest Little last week.
Warmonger’s handlers make mockery of 1st Amendment
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2007
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Unwelcome in Kennebunkport: Bush and Putin

Just days before the Fourth of July, disgruntled citizens will have the opportunity to practice their own kind of patriotism.
Protest
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 27, 2007
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Return of the Bud-I

We guarantee that you will be entertained.
Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2007
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Shaggy-dog stories

A close-up of a side of beef last inspected in 1965 takes pride of place at the start of Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s bold, weird, overwrought first feature, 4 .
Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s 4 on the floor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 07, 2006
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Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006