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Vote Best, not gender

I agree whole-heartedly with Deirdre Fulton that a paucity of women interested in holding political office is bad (see "Female Dems Could Help Take Back State House," April 20).
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, April 27, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 27, 2012
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Brighton progressive Tim Schofield takes his third swing at public office

Tim Schofield's two previous campaigns for public office seemed to prove that being the progressive darling of Brighton is not a winning political niche.
Last chance in Brighton
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 02, 2011
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A study in anarchy

Named after a family of birds that is markedly playful and diverse, Corvid is a benevolent underground anarchist institute fostering eclectic inter-disciplinary thought.
With no campus, accreditation, or heirarchy, Corvid College thrives underground
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011
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Review: If a Tree Falls

Director Marshall Curry's If a Tree Falls tells the full tale of the ELF's genesis in Oregon, and of the group's badass campaign of "economic sabotage" that left more than 1200 symbols of bourgeois excess (a Vail ski resort, an SUV dealership) burned to
A ggressive hippies
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011
Boston Convention Center - Urban League

With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston's movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image

After years of trying to convince groups with large minority membership that the Hub is now a welcoming, friendly destination for African-Americans, this is the first big organization to test the theory.
Showtime for New Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011
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Progressive nightmare

The sky is actually falling for Maine progressives, whose core values are under attack in Augusta.
With their values under attack, many Mainers view this legislative session as the stuff of bad dreams
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 18, 2011


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Kids In The Hall

Boston City Hall politics, normally a year-round spectator sport, was largely overshadowed this year by state and national campaigns. With the attention off, a surprising amount of activity has been going on — not in the mayor's office, but down the cor
A growing batch of young, progressive City Councilors is making the much-derided body relevant again
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 12, 2010

Common Art shows its stuff


Common Art, a weekly faith-based open studios, provides poor and homeless folks space and materials to make art. Each week between 10 am and 2...
By Ian Sands  |  March 13, 2009

My new fave site


Those of you who aren't following the TakeBackBarack news-articles RSS feed, you should be - I conti...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 23, 2009

He's the prez now


A brief summary of my thoughts since Inauguration Day:-Closing Gitmo is great. Even spending a night...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 23, 2009

Secretary of Arts!


A comment by Quincy Jones, the musician/composer/general arts supporter (and FOB - that's Friend of ...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 14, 2009


Portland Phoenix editor on TV


The Take Back Barack effort (started by the Portland Phoenix's managing editor Jeff Inglis and staff...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 09, 2009

Portland Phoenix editor on TV


The Take Back Barack effort (started by the Portland Phoenix's managing editor Jeff Inglis and staff...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 09, 2009

Take Back Barack on TV


The Take Back Barack effort is on TV throughout January around the nation, thanks to Liberty News TV...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 09, 2009

Preaching to the choir

Despite the curious omission of the Phoenix, that bastion of liberal, progressive, alternative news, The Nation's Guide to the Nation (Vintage) mostly lives up to its stated goal of being " a kind of collage of the Left.
Alternative left
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009

Bizarre signs of concern, and a bright spot or two


First up, what about this whole Leon Panetta as CIA director thing? On the good side, he's a civilia...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 07, 2009


A growing movement


You know you're on to something when somebody puts out a rush-edition book on the topic. And sure en...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 31, 2008

A few more ruminations


I'll be taking a few days off for the holidays, but I'll try to check in and respond to comments and...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 23, 2008

Perhaps some promise


President-elect Obama's commitment to restore honesty to the core of federal science policy (and sci...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 22, 2008

Today's roundup


Sorry - it's been rather a day here, so while I'm waiting for the call to be on the radio (we're taping it so I...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 19, 2008

It's time to Take Back Barack


This story and this effort all started, for me, back when Hillary Clinton's name was being bandied ...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 17, 2008