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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By 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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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:...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Jeff Inglis  |  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...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  November 11, 2009