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By  |  January 01, 0001

From Morons to Assholes

A pyramid of political insults.
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 12, 2011

What's gotten into Egypt?

Plus, Republicans for same-sex marriage, and trying to kill health-care reform
Being a dictator is a tough business. Just ask Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 03, 2011

Josh Fox's refreshing, vital eco-doc Gasland

Water on fire
Recently shortlisted for next year's Best Documentary Feature Oscar, and screening at SPACE Gallery on December 16, Josh Fox's Gasland feels, in a way, like the first hipster environmental documentary.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 24, 2011

Just a reprieve? Unless Republican leaders learn from the past, another Iraq is in our future

In terms of foreign policy, the Republican Party remains unapologetically committed to Bush/Cheneyism
In his address to the nation Tuesday evening, discussing the end of American combat operations in Iraq, Barack Obama took great pains to be apolitical, nonjudgmental, and even gracious toward his predecessor.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 01, 2010

By  |  January 01, 0001

Worse than Afghanistan

Mainstream media flunks again
At almost the same moment that Rolling Stone was reordering the political landscape with its devastating profile of the now-resigned Afghanistan commander General Stanley McChrystal, a smaller, lesser-known political monthly, The American Conservative (TAC), was publishing a blockbuster that by all rights should have had an even bigger impact.
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 30, 2010

Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by the Islamic Society of Boston.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2010

High-octane coverage

The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging commentary about the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 07, 2010

Saving America from itself

The federal government must rein in corporate criminals
The nation’s inability to regulate the corporate class is bringing death, destruction, and economic ruin.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 05, 2010

By  |  January 01, 0001

High ideals and crazy dreams

Truthers hurt
I have nothing against conspiracy theories.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 28, 2010

The Manhattan project

B. Dolan breaks north on Fallen House, Sunken City
"Was I a coward to abandon the broken down mechanics that crowned Biggie Smalls as the king of Atlantis?" asks Providence-based wordsmith B. Dolan.
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 24, 2010

By  |  January 01, 0001

Romney's new character: Macho man

In his new book, Mitt makes himself over as a muscular defender of America
Few things are more predictable than a GOP presidential candidate posturing as a he-man protector of America, and depicting his Democratic counterpart as an effete, appeasing girlie-man on the dangerous world stage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 10, 2010

By  |  January 01, 0001

Obama's year two to-do's

What Have You Done for Me Lately Dept.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration. Can you believe it?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 20, 2010


Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 13, 2010

Interview: Leonard Nimoy

Hot Vulcan
If Leonard Nimoy’s acting work had been limited to that deliriously crazy music video for “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” he’d probably still be celebrated by a lot of us.
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  November 16, 2009

Unfettered farce

 Brown’s Tartuffe puts the roar in uproarious
Farce is designed for more than pleasant laughter and fingertips-to-palm applause. In celebration of that, an all-stops-out production of Molière’s Tartuffe is being staged at Brown University Theatre (through October 4), and it gets the audience to put the roar in uproarious.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 20, 2009

Disclosure: not a dirty word

Menino's shame and Kerry's blunder. Plus, Olympic follies.
The City Hall e-mail scandal that has scored headlines in recent weeks exemplifies Mayor Thomas Menino's antagonistic — almost contemptuous — attitude toward public accountability.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 30, 2009

By  |  January 01, 0001

Loop dreams

Iannucci and the future of political comedy
After laughing at the benighted morals and intelligence and the mordant wit of the reprehensible politicos of In the Loop , I had to ask myself, why now? Wouldn't this film have made more of an impact, both politically and commercially, if it had been made, say, before the 2004 American presidential election?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 23, 2009

Cheney's latest crime

Plus, Coakley's welcome move against DOMA
As if there were any doubt, the latest CIA scandal once again reminds the nation that whatever former vice-president Dick Cheney touched turned to slime.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 15, 2009

The 12th Annual Muzzle Awards

A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
With the era of repression and secrecy fostered by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney finally over, this should be the best of times for freedom of expression, open government, and civil liberties. Yet change comes slowly.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2009

By  |  January 01, 0001

Fascism in the eye of the beholder

Letters to the Boston editor, May 22, 2009
You claim that Dick Cheney was George W. Bush’s number-one thug. But I would argue that Bush was Cheney ’s thug.

Cheney is inescapable

Dick in a box
His non-stop media blitz is expanding
By MATT BORS  |  May 20, 2009

By  |  January 01, 0001

Despot for attention

Plus, vote for Passoni
Former vice-president Dick Cheney has taken his torture tour all over the place in the past few weeks, waging an ongoing campaign to defend what the Bush administration called "enhanced interrogation."
By EDITORIAL  |  May 13, 2009

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