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Just when we all thought America had become one big, happy post-racial society ( cough, cough ) where the content of one's character is the most important thing, the 2012 elections in the end might just come down to race after all.
| September 12, 2012
The LePage mantras
Contrary to popular belief, Republican Governor Paul LePage is not an idiot.
| April 06, 2011
The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
| July 05, 2010
William Pope.L is very present at 37-A
"The Process Show" is neither a recreation of Pope.L's studio, nor an explanation of his practice; rather, its aim is to be a portrait of the artist's headspace.
| March 10, 2010
A shocking dearth of Republican female pols should have the party in a panic. So why doesn't it care?
Conventional political wisdom says that for a party to oppose a woman — or a women's issue — it's best to send out a female spokesperson.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 03, 2009
The Big Hurt: Clench and release
Smooth jazz, revenge fantasies, and . . . wangs
For your edifying consumption, another stroll through the wasteland of godawful publicity.
| February 25, 2009
Dance, Monkey: Baron Vaughn
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim...
We're not far off from a time when discontented McCain supporters will say things like, "Argh! I stubbed my toe! Damn you, Obama, and your move-around-my-furniture-while-I'm-sleeping ways!"
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| November 11, 2008
W. gets a B
Josh Brolin prevails over Oliver Stone’s shaky portrait
Josh Brolin prevails over Oliver Stone’s shaky portrait
| October 15, 2008
I am I said
‘Empire and Its Discontents’ and more at Tufts; ‘Re-View’ and visiting faculty at Harvard; GASP’s Fourth Anniversary
Tufts University Art Gallery presents “Empire And Its Discontents,” which opens September 15 with work by 11 artists tied to previously colonized regions in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
| September 03, 2008
Politics and other mistakes
Let’s talk about Susan Collins’s sex life.
| August 27, 2008
If McCain wants to gain on Obama, he needs to achieve these four goals in St. Paul
The overall success of the event will largely come down to one question: how effective and memorable will Barack Obama’s acceptance speech prove to be?
| August 28, 2008
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
| August 08, 2008
The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics
When the 21st century is old enough to support a sense of historical perspective, the date 8/8/08 may well be more significant than 9/11.
| August 08, 2008
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Silencing free speech
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
| July 05, 2008
A night in Guantánamo
Staying in a replica cell, with no waterboarding included
I’d volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we’ve all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can’t come close to imagining what it must be like.
| June 18, 2008
March to war
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
| June 04, 2008
Ridge to the future
The guessing game about his running mate has begun, but if Obama’s the opponent, one man can secure the white house for McCain
With the Republican nomination officially settled, the speculation about John McCain’s choice of a running mate has already begun.
| March 12, 2008
A bike is the most appropriate technology for moving around the city — it’s easy to park, and it’s powered by burritos and beer.
| March 05, 2008
‘War Stories’ and Maori tattoos, plus the SMFA’s ‘Traveling Scholars’
The theme of MassArt’s “War Stories” is what we talk about when we talk about war — the Iraq War in particular.
| February 27, 2008
Older, wiser, faster, louder
Foo Fighters at the DCU Center, February 18, 2008
When, 13 years ago, Dave Grohl strapped on a guitar and stepped into the spotlight as the frontman of Foo Fighters, the young band at once became members of the old guard.
| February 26, 2008
Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better.
Members of the GOP must reject the shameless, dishonorable, dishonest former governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney.
| January 09, 2008
Dumb or dishonest?
Bush and Iran. Plus, disturbing news about AIDS, and Romney’s illegal problem
For some reason, wisdom maintains that Republicans hold an edge over Democrats when it comes to commanding the military and conducting foreign policy.
| December 05, 2007
A tragicomedy of errors
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
| November 20, 2007
How has moving from Boston to Washington changed the Atlantic ?
Two things stood out when the book tour for an impressive new anthology, The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly , rolled through town this past month.
| November 05, 2007
Rent a war
The real significance of hired guns in Iraq. Plus, combating Ann Coulter.
Wonder why the Iraq government changed its mind about expelling Blackwater, the rent-a-soldier company whose employees killed 17 civilians this past month?
| October 17, 2007
URI finds humor at the White House
News and exposés about the Iraq war have been draining us mosquito-style over the years.
| October 16, 2007
The Devil Came on Horseback; La faute à Fidel
Have you been remiss in taking a stand on the killing war in Darfur because the situation there seems too complex to understand?
| August 15, 2007
The 20 Best Animated Politicians in Cartoon History
Among its hordes of firsts, The Simpsons helped transplant politicians from the cartoon funny pages to our television sets.
| July 26, 2007
The ‘War on Terror’ in Jenny Holzer’s declassified documents
Imagine that suicide bombers have just blasted three American shopping malls.
| May 29, 2007
Ducking the question
Snowe and Collins don’t discriminate against gays, so why are they letting the military get away with it?
Maine senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are — relatively speaking — gay friendly.
| May 09, 2007
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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