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Joe must go; winds of change; the king of fuh

Brown University has already taken its disgraced alumnus Joe Paterno's name off an award doled out every year to the school's outstanding male freshman athlete. But there is still a question about whether Coach Paterno should be ejected from the Brown A
Brown hall of shame
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 27, 2012

Advice for Curt; unrest by the sea; Mr. Walton blows out the candles

In case Curt Schilling is reading, here are a couple things you should never do as a businessman: 1) bounce a check to a state government; and 2) fail to meet payroll, especially when you have billed yourself as a jobs creator.
Out-of-business plan
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 25, 2012
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What’s driving the East-West Highway?

Eminent domain! The government's ability to seize land for a public purpose strikes terror into the hearts of many landowners.
Taxpayer dollars, secrecy, and private interests
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  May 04, 2012

The Asian Dubya

Well, you can bet they're sleeping with one eye open in South Korea these days, now that the recently deceased porn fan and Oriental Fatty Arbuckle impersonator Kim Jong Il appears to have passed his role as Great Oppressor to the Great Successor, his so
Let’s hear it for the boy; Gina hits Fountain Street; hometown rockers
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 23, 2011
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Seven mini-musings; say it with plates; a tribute to Les

WHY GRAMMAR MATTERS This from the Urinal on the Justin Bieber paternity suit: "She said she gave birth to the boy because there were no other possible men she had sex with at the time."
Lightning round
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 11, 2011

You don’t need an education to spell ‘hate’

OK, Phillipe and Jorge are going to need a little help on this one.
More misplaced outrage; Monstrous behavior; viva literacy!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 30, 2011


The Smith Hill gang

Well, at least one member of the General Assembly spent the weekend where most of them belong: in jail. We are speaking, of course, of the estimable GOP representative from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and "Lockup: Boston," Daniel Gordon.
Dangerous Dan; kids on a leash; the great Dave Gavitt; more bus fuming
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 23, 2011
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Back in the saddle again

Phillipe, who gave up his decades-long co-authorship of this column several months back, made a shocking and unannounced return last week ...
Phillipe returns! Plus, road rage and the hell of war
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 06, 2011

Build on each other

Why is that when one Maine news outlet breaks a big story, the others spend more energy trying to copy it, rather than extend it? Take the most recent example, the labor mural dispute.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011

Build on each other

Why is that when one Maine news outlet breaks a big story, the others spend more energy trying to copy it, rather than extend it? Take the most recent example, the labor mural dispute.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011

Build on each other

Why is that when one Maine news outlet breaks a big story, the others spend more energy trying to copy it, rather than extend it? Take the most recent example, the labor mural dispute.
Press releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011


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BU offers the class of 1970 a second chance at complacency

Boston University’s class of 2010 celebrates its commencement this weekend, and BU has invited the class of 1970 to tag along.
After School Special
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  May 14, 2010
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Seven years later, a tale of recovery

It has been seven years since fire tore through the Station nightclub in West Warwick, killing 100 people and scarring thousands more. And still, the story unwinds.
The Fire
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 19, 2010

Virtue and vice

The problem with being virtuous (or so I'm told) is that it has almost nothing to do with actual virtue.
The Maine Clean Election Act plays the errant-strumpet trumpet
By AL DIAMON  |  December 11, 2009

A biblical take on the news


Norton Webber, a Waterville conservative "born-again, John 3:3 Christian" with whom I had an interesting e-mail exchange recently on the topic of whether "same-sex marriage"...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 04, 2009