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Not-so-United States

The BeloJo had a story on Sunday that gave a rating of absolutely true to Senator Weldon Shitehouse's contention that "current US law permits companies that close down American factories and offices and move those jobs overseas to take a tax deduction f
Divisive radicals vs. the moronization of America; postcard from Florida
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 26, 2010
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The whole truth

It's the economy, stupid. Or maybe politics or literature. Fall non-fiction goes wide and deep, so plan for some marathon reading.
Tomes from the 'fact' department
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 18, 2009
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Red, white, and blue balls: Bringing the party to the people

Are there any jobs on Earth more virile-sounding than commander in chief?
A history of our Inaugural West Swingers and White House Hoedowns
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 14, 2009
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Sarah, get your AK-47

Ever since John McCain selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, she has been the focus of the campaign.
The Alaska governor is dominating the election as we head into the fall — Why that is bad news for the Obama campaign
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 17, 2008
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Issues, shmissues

During the past few weeks, we’ve heard yet more media laments from our self-appointed guardians of political civility, warning us that this campaign is about to go over a cliff.
Never mind the complaints about how the media are not focusing on the issues. Historically, they never have.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 21, 2008
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Rhode Island: Vote for Obama

The 2008 election is guaranteed to enjoy a special place in history.
Barack offers the best chance for a fresh start
By EDITORIAL  |  February 27, 2008


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Vote for Obama

If ever there were a need for clarity — of purpose and resolve — it is now.
Barack offers America the best chance for a fresh start
By EDITORIAL  |  February 06, 2008
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War stories

In his new book, Reporting the War: Freedom of the Press from the American Revolution to the War on Terrorism , author John Byrne Cooke tracks press influence on public opinion.

Pressuring the press


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 28, 2007

Eating by halves

It is always hard to know what to make of prestigious awards.
Checking out the Point Five Lounge
By BRIAN DUFF  |  April 18, 2007

The high hurdles

This article originally appeared in the March 24, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Obstacles for Dukakis in the long run
By SCOT LEHIGH  |  April 09, 2007
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Diagnostic politics

It’s an unfortunate fact of American political life that one’s entire personal life becomes public the minute one runs for office.
Will Elizabeth Edwards’s cancer give her husband special grace?
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 28, 2007


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Goodbye, cruel America

Toward the end of 2006, we woke up to the glad news that Chile’s former strongman Augusto Pinochet had saved everyone the trouble of hanging his sickly carcass for war crimes and atrocities by dying of a heart attack.
An in-death eulogy for 2006
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  December 20, 2006
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Devine DVDs

Sure, we all know Get Smart! is out on DVD in time for the holidays, and the Superman films (all of them, going back to 1948), and Mission Impossible: The Ultimate Missions Collection , sure, sure, as if you could miss the bleating sirens of studio pu
Film-smart gifts for people who think they’ve seen everything
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  December 07, 2006

School '75

This article originally appeared in the August 5, 1975 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Parents work to make busing work
By DIANNE DUMANOSKI  |  November 14, 2006
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Greatest hits

So that’s how World War II started.
Hits and misses
By PETER KEOUGH AND PAUL BABIN  |  September 22, 2006
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Rethinking 9/11

The Phoenix decided to ask ten people prominent in a range of fields a question.
Eleven thinkers reflect on how their ideas have changed since September 11
By CATHERINE TUMBER  |  September 11, 2006


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What smell?

It’s always summer to George W. Bush, our lazy, hazy, crazy commander in chief who puts in shorter presidential work weeks than Woodrow Wilson did after he was paralyzed by a stroke.
2006: A second-quarter scorecard — summer fiction bonanza
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  July 28, 2006