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A little-known provision in the crime bill now being negotiated by a House-Senate conference committee would greatly expand the number of prison cells available to house violent criminals, and it wouldn't be cost a dime. But it may be doomed unless Sen
Clinton caves on crime bill, but Kennedy can still salvage it
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Maverick in a mess

A number of pundits, mostly of the conservative variety, would like you to believe that if Barack Obama wins on Tuesday, it's the mainstream media’s fault. Don't believe a word of it.  
If McCain loses, is it the mainstream media's fault?
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 29, 2008
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Wacko patrol: America's 25 scariest conservatives

Imagine what will happen once the relatively sane folks now running the White House and the Republican National Committee pack up and go home?  
The Phoenix ranks the individuals who will hold the most sway over the right-wing message machine in 2009, and beyond.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008
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Dawg days

Despite gains by blogs, podcasts, and social-networking Web sites, television is still our dominant mass medium.
The 2008 campaign is turning out to be our first-ever American Idol election
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 03, 2008
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O's got a TV eye on you

With his decision to forgo public funding, Barack Obama can raise as much as he wants, giving him a huge financial advantage in the fall campaign.
The era of TV advertising in presidential general elections is over
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 25, 2008
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‘Sorry’ state

A leading theme among Democrats this year is how they won’t allow Barack Obama to be “Swift-boated,” as John Kerry was in 2004.  
How to eliminate a bad decision or policy misstep and win back voters
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 04, 2008


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Clinton’s ‘kitchen-sink’ strategy could yield Pyrrhic victory

Many Democrats, it seems safe to say, never thought a Democrat, let alone Hillary Clinton, would use a similar tactic.
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By IAN DONNIS  |  March 12, 2008
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Damn you, Barack Obama

Now that Obama's small contributors have effectively rewritten the history of political-campaign funding, even die-hard cynics are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a revolution in campaign financing
By AL GIORDANO  |  September 26, 2007

Can Bush be beaten?

This article originally appeared in the November 15, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
It won’t be easy, but here’s one scenario for a Democratic victory
By JOHN KELLER  |  November 14, 2006
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Beats moving

Eric Conrad, the Portland Press Herald 's managing editor for the past five years, is leaving May 1 to become the editor of the   News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut.
Press Herald editor heading south
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 19, 2006

Rants of the Right

GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900