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Review: Dark Shadows
By the time Dark Shadows gets to the opening credits, it is already Tim Burton's best film since Ed Wood , but then I've always had a soft spot for the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin."
Tim Burton's best film since Ed Wood
| May 11, 2012
Reassessing the Chemical Industry
Every time I pop some leftovers in the microwave, the thought runs through my mind that I might be eating an extra dosage of some 14-letter synthetic chemical, added to the plethora of components in the plastic container.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, December 16, 2011
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 16, 2011
Jon Stewart: Collins vote part of being "run by a**holes"
From last night's Daily Show, here it is, your moment of Zen: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cAre We Run...
| September 23, 2010
Washington Post on Snowe, Collins, Reid
Harold Meyerson of the Washington Post has a clear-eyed take on the political skullduggery that Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have been engaged in, trying...
| September 22, 2010
Snowe and Collins key to campaign-finance reform
Are you a fan of campaign finance reform? In the wake of the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court (which banned limits on corporation...
| July 19, 2010
Will conservative talking points sway Snowe and Collins on Kagan?
In a blog post entitled "Does Kagan Support Stoning?" Mother Jones's Stephanie Mencimer explains the twisted attempt at logic that passes for the neoconservative movement's...
| July 12, 2010
Health-care reform at last!
The Phoenix's editorial this week discusses the passage of health-care reform. At the end, it makes observations about various Massachusetts politicians. To that, I add:...
| March 24, 2010
Collins is farther right than Scalia?
Apparently, on the question of whether the Constitution protects citizens or all people, she is.Glenn Greenwald has a point-by-point assessment of the latest comments from...
| February 01, 2010
Snowe on corporate personhood
Senator Olympia Snowe has said the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited corporate spending on elections is "regrettable" and "disappointing."What remains to be seen...
| January 27, 2010
Our senators on health care reform
(Um, yeah, they both voted no. Here's what they had to say for themselves. And no, they're not likely to vote for it in the...
| December 29, 2009
Abortion and the health-care bill
US House Democrats made a huge concession on women's health the other day, in order to move forward the massive healthcare bill that passed 220-215...
| November 11, 2009
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