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Romney, MLK, Mike Allen, & Eric Fehrnstrom

Romney, MLK, Mike Allen, & Eric Fehrnstrom

It has come to my attention that a lot of people, particularly in the realm of political reporting and commentary, are under the impression that...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 18, 2012
PODCAST: "Campaign War Stories" with David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Rick Davis, Bill McInturff, and Gwen Ifill

PODCAST: "Campaign War Stories" with David Axelrod, David Plouffe, Rick Davis, Bill McInturff, and Gwen Ifill

For just the second time since change came to America, the respective leaders of the Obama and McCai...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 15, 2008

He’s not like us

While I’m still celebrating the election results — and don’t plan to stop until just before Thanksgiving — there is one sobering thing.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 12, 2008

We knew that Obama guy was shady...

And Fark has the breaking update: "Obama is already sitting down with an unpopular, aggressive world leader without preconditions." (Of course, it links to this...
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 10, 2008

Photos: Election night at Copley

Our photographer snapped photos around Copley, as Boston celebrated President-elect Obama
By CHRIS DEMPSEY  |  November 06, 2008

Mod on the move

The Brown University class being taught this semester by Lincoln Chafee, the Republican US senator-turned-independent supporter of Barack Obama, has an up-to-the-moment title: “Whither America.”
Obama supporter Lincoln Chafee talks about the post-election landscape
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 05, 2008


At the Biltmore, exultation and ecstasy over Obama’s win

Shortly before 9:30 pm on Tuesday, a huge roar went up among the Democratic crowd packing the 17th floor ballroom at the Providence Biltmore.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 05, 2008

Obama ’08: Dawn of a new era

Since 1984, every year in which there is a presidential election, the Murphy/Deans of Edgewood in Cranston, have held a small get-together for friends and family.
Few socks tossed at TV during liberal klatch in Edgewood
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 05, 2008

Scattered after-thoughts

With the Phoenix going to press on Tuesday evening (before most election results came in), I struggled to come up with ways to be relevant on the morning after.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2008

The world responds

By now we've seen the photos of Barack Obama's grandmother celebrating his victory in her village in Kenya. But that's just the beginning. Here's just a quick selection of tidbits from the international media, covering the response to Obama's election:

By Jeff Inglis  |  November 05, 2008

Exclusive! Inside look at the Obama campaign HQ

Here's what the Obama campaign staff are really up to today, courtesy of  
By Jeff Inglis  |  November 03, 2008

Some of Us Will Be Voting Yes on 3

Some of Us Will Be Voting Yes on 3

 The Phoenix came out against Question 3 in this week's editorial, but I have to respectfully disagree with their opinion. I wrote about the issue...
By Megan V. Bell  |  October 31, 2008

The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008

Obama for president

The Phoenix endorses Barack Obama for President and Joe Biden for Vice President.
Plus, Reed for Senate, Kennedy and Langevin for US House, and choices for State Senate, House, and more

RI ’08: Prelude to 2010

During a national election season in which “change” remains the dominant motif, Rhode Island politics is locked in a holding pattern marked by a Democratic stranglehold on state and federal offices.
In a national year of change, stasis is likely to prevail at the General Assembly
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 29, 2008

Where do I vote?

Depending on where in Portland you live, here’s where to go.
Where to vote in Portland
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2008


Another Nail in the coffin

Big Coffin Hunters are no big fans of McCain/Palin, the Bushies, or neo-cons, either, and their new album, Drive Another Nail , manages toss in a little political commentary amongst fun macabre metal tunes.
A driving new album for Halloween and Election Day
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  October 29, 2008

Vote loser

By DAVID KISH  |  October 29, 2008

The Phoenix on NPR this afternoon

Portland Phoenix managing editor Jeff Inglis will be on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program this afternoon from 2:40 to 3 pm, talking...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 28, 2008

Travels with Sarah

Apparently, the idea of Palin as the Queen Esther for our time has made it to New Hampshire.  
As Palin tours New Hampshire, signs of Biblical calling, talent on the stump, and a shot at 2012
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008
Gay Alaskans Topple Palin

Gay Alaskans Topple Palin

 Despite her being the prettiest vice-presidential candidate in American history since John Edwards, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has yet to win affection from the lesbian...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 09, 2008

Wordle-ing the debate

Wordle-ing the debate

It's been done before by others, but nowhere yet (that I can find) for tonight's debate. So here you go - employing the efforts of...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 07, 2008

Keeping the election honest

There’s an important use for the Obama campaign’s text-message database that’s not being discussed, and it’s a way to help prevent the Republicans from stealing...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 07, 2008

Calling All Jews


First of all, shana tova

Now that we're done with formalities...

By Sara Faith Alterman  |  September 29, 2008