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On Sotomayor

There is a pleasing symmetry to President Obama's nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
A noble pick that highlights a political flash point. Plus, California's shame.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 29, 2009

Crimson tied

Barack Obama's presidential campaign was successful in part because he was able to cleverly negotiate and navigate the battles that have plagued the United States the last few years.
A new battle threatens to disrupt the American political landscape, and it's hardly academic
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 11, 2009

More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 2008

California matters

For four years, and 10,000 same-sex nuptials, Massachusetts has had a monopoly on gay marriage in the United States.
Massachusetts may have had gay marriage first, but California changes everything. Are Obama and Clinton listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 21, 2008

Apolitical justice

When they began their careers in the 1960s, few would have predicted that TV broadcaster Dan Rea and US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner would make history together.
Lefts and rights
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 15, 2007

Poison ivy

John Edwards’s campaign seems to have hit a roadblock that could seriously hurt his chances of securing the Democratic nomination.
What’s dooming John Edwards’s campaign to be the Democratic nominee? He never attended Harvard or Yale.
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 01, 2007


Empty pantsuit

I have a terrible confession to make: I couldn’t get through either of the two new biographical tomes about Hillary Clinton.
There's a reason why two new biographies of Hillary Clinton elicit such yawns
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 22, 2007

Fathers and son

It must be daunting to have Joshua Redman’s talent.
Joshua Redman goes East
By JON GARELICK  |  May 01, 2007

Youthful campaign manager finds niche with Caprio

Xaykham “Xay” Khamsyvoravong spends much of his time in the modest campaign headquarters of state Senator Frank Caprio, the Democratic candidate for state general treasurer.
By MIRIAM ALTMAN  |  October 25, 2006

Will Harvard get presidential in ’08?

As the pool of presidential candidates starts to take shape, some people are looking for leadership, ideas, or experience.
Crimson pride
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2006

Street Fight

Although the outrages of the 2000 presidential election caught the world by surprise, dirty local politics is an American pastime. Even so, the crude tactics unleashed in the 2002 Newark mayoral campaign as captured by documentarian Marshall Curry still
Two Jersey politicians get downright nasty in doc.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 01, 2006


Republicans, large and small

Going into the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Samuel Alito Jr., prevailing wisdom held that the acid test would be abortion rights.
Bush, Alito, Abramoff ... and Healey
By PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  February 27, 2006

Alito: public enemy

How much damage will a conservative Court do?
The Phoenix editorial
By EDITORIAL  |  January 25, 2006