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The Fiscal Cliff: What's at stake
If the just-concluded national election proves anything, it is that the Republican Party lives in a parallel universe, with its own brand of reality that is dangerously disconnected from the experience of most Americans.
| November 16, 2012
GOP runners for federal office get squirrely; Dems and independents share answers
This year's candidate questionnaire was little different from past years.
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge
| June 01, 2012
Creature from the Black Lagoon
I don't believe in ghosts. Or vampires. Or werewolves. Or other mythical creatures, such as Republican US Senate candidate Scott D'Amboise.
Tax reform: it's downright scary
| October 22, 2011
Obama’s jobs plan is a step in the right direction
President Barack Obama's September 8 speech outlining his new jobs program — and the tax policies needed to finance it — was a sign of hope.
Notes on class warfare
| September 23, 2011
This week, we're joining a guided tour of the Maine Museum of Political Paleontology. A docent is explaining to a group of schoolchildren what's happening in a scene depicting cave people trying to register to vote.
| August 26, 2011
Whether it's to flags, fraternities, or charities, privileged douchebags love pledging allegiance.
This campaign season, you’re not really committed to defending the GOP agenda unless you sign on the dotted line
CHRIS FARAONE AND DAVID EISENBERG
| July 29, 2011
The quiet man
Governor Paul LePage has, perhaps unexpectedly, refrained from loudly saying stupid things over the past month or so, since GOP legislators confronted him and told him he was a problem child.
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| June 03, 2011
Local heroes of 2011
In the 14th annual edition of the Providence Phoenix 's Best issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Simon Moore and Linda Katz
DANIEL MCGOWAN AND MARION DAVIS
| April 22, 2011
That's it? That's the budget that was supposed to transform Maine into — depending on your political orientation — either a business-friendly, job-creating, profit-making paradise of free-market capitalism — or an environmental wasteland in which impove
LePage’s first biennial budget
| February 25, 2011
Walking on broken glass
There must be some kind of law that kicks in whenever a prominent politician leaves office, requiring every columnist and pundit to blather on at length about the triumphs and tragedies of that esteemed figure's checkered career.
A (very) short list of Baldacci's successes
| December 17, 2010
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...
| January 07, 2009
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