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Taking gay rights to Obama

All Politics Is Local
You might have seen Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll, seniors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, around town in the days leading up to November 3.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 18, 2009

After the Question 1 vote

Regrouping
Last Tuesday, Maine became the 31st state to put same-sex marriage to a public vote — and to have it lose.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 11, 2009
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Politics on the ground

AJ Schnack opens the Camden International Film Festival with Convention
Convention , the opening-night feature at the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival, is a logistical triumph that chronicles a logistical triumph. AJ Schnack, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary About a Son, organized a group of nine filmmakers to capture the breadth of the August 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 23, 2009
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Interview: Shepard Fairey

Poster boy
"Denver wasn't great because I literally had a gun pointed at my head for putting posters up at the DNC."
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 27, 2009

Capital cash

Weiners donate $100K for Obama's inauguration
A well-connected Rhode Island couple has donated $100,000 for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 07, 2009

Forward thinking

Letters to the Boston editor, November 14, 2008
Letters to the Boston editor, November 14, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 12, 2008
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California’s shame

Equal marriage rights suffers a setback, but there is hope. Plus, young voters.
The politics of division as practiced by lame-duck president George W. Bush at the connivance of his onetime Svengali Karl Rove are not dead.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 24, 2008
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Night of the living dead

What if the election doesn’t end on Election Day?
It’s almost over. This is welcome news.
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 03, 2008
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Granite up for grabs

Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008

Facebooking the convention

News feed
We rounded up a few Maine luminaries who’ve alighted in the Mile High City for the Democratic National Convention, and translated their observations into Facebook speak.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2008
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Opening-night jitters

The DNC’s primary colors
The Democratic National Convention started off with a strange vibe that might be summed up in one word: restraint.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 28, 2008
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Photos: The '68 Democratic Convention

Images from the exhibit "The Whole World Was Watching" at Panopticon Gallery
Images from the exhibit "The Whole World Was Watching" at Panopticon Gallery
By RON POWNALL  |  August 27, 2008
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What Obama must do

A new talent must wrestle with an old hand at political survival
For all the fawning press Barack Obama has received, the grace and favor with which he has been treated is nothing compared with the free ride McCain has enjoyed.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 28, 2008
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A history of violence

Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
By GREG COOK  |  August 26, 2008
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Photos: Democratic National Convention 2008

Protest-to-podium coverage from Denver. Updated daily.
Protest-to-podium coverage from Denver. Updated daily.
By JOEFF DAVIS  |  August 31, 2008
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Mainers off to Denver

Peace talks
Two well-known Mainers will take a peace petition to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this weekend, aimed specifically at opposing military action, flat-out war, and economic sanctions against Iran.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008
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Women on the verge

Clinton die-hards have created a new-girls’ network bent on remedying decades of sexism by putting women in elected office
At next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Hillary Clinton’s delegates will get just about everything they’ve wanted — aside from the nomination of their candidate, of course.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 20, 2008
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Cash-strapped government

Plus, what to do about Russia, and Obama’s upcoming convention
Most people realize that the nasty economic news is getting nastier.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 20, 2008

Freedom RIDErs

A new civil-rights movement emerges
This article originally appeared in the August 12, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By SEAN FLYNN  |  August 14, 2008
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Flobots merge music and activism

Culture
Social justice will be an integral part of Flobots’ Providence visit this weekend.
By MATT JERZYK  |  August 06, 2008

Protesters will crash McCain fundraiser in Kennebunkport

A summer visitor
McCain won’t be so luxuriously welcomed by all Mainers. Left-wing protesters are planning a counter-reception that will amount to quite the opposite of rolling out a red carpet.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008
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Is this thing on?

Rather than get a bounce  from his convention, Obama might actually be hurt by the Democratic nominating event
In the modern age, America’s major-party conventions are love fests, feting their preselected nominees. But that may not be the case this year for Barack Obama.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 09, 2008
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Reality bites

Will Obama make good on his plan to exit Iraq by 2010? Don’t bet on it.
The war in Iraq has been on the back burner of the American political scene for some time.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 09, 2008
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Local heroes 2008

Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2008
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Could America face a committee choice for president?

Surprise Scenario
Like many thoughtful voters, I have privately wondered what would happen if John McCain, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama were to die after being nominated.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 09, 2008
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Know your superdelegates

Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  March 12, 2008
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The medium is the movie

In new films, truth is fluid — and controlled by the click of a button
In almost every movie you go to these days you’ll see another screen — a television, a computer, even another movie screen — within the screen you’re watching.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2008
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Obama outside the Boom

The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008
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The battle of the smallest state

The Rhode Island wields a rare impact as Clinton and Obama go head to head
Clinton bathed in the intense affection of an adoring crowd, her every statement punctuated by wild applause, chants, and a rising sea of blue signs touting her campaign.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 29, 2008
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Courting dissent

Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008

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