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Cannonball quiets Harvard quad

Time bomb
It’s been awhile since we had to worry about the multi-colored national danger spectrum, but last week, the northwestern quadrant of Harvard Square was put on high alert.
By TOM MEEK  |  November 04, 2009
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Comic writers go nuclear — they think Amazon's the bomb

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It was reported last week that "Iran has agreed 'in principle' to an international proposal that could significantly reduce its stocks of uranium."
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 07, 2009
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Interview: Jim Langevin

This Just In
Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin has been in the news of late.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 29, 2009

Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’

Non-lethal weapons
The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 16, 2008
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Rueful reflections

Taking stock of the war in Iraq
March 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of our war in Iraq.
By GREG COOK  |  March 12, 2008
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Obama backers rap Clinton contributions from Textron

Talking politics
Textron’s work for the defense industry has a controversial past.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008
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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.
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007
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Iran: the next crisis

Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 26, 2007
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Snooze cruise

Forza never kicks into high gear
When you’re commuting by car to your cubicle in real life, it’s unlikely that you’ll launch, say, a rocket-propelled grenade at the Ford Taurus in the lane ahead of you.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 12, 2007

Tales of bravery

Letters to the Boston editor, May 25, 2007
Thanks for the wonderful article on  the old Boston Braves .
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 23, 2007
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La Tourneuse de Pages|The Page Turner

Something sinister is brewing
A girl needn’t go to the trouble of losing her leg and replacing it with an assault rifle, à la Grindhouse , to get even.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 18, 2007
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Bush's secret army

Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
By JEREMY SCAHILL  |  March 21, 2007
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Activists protest the ongoing toll in Iraq

Four years later
Twenty people gathered in Bristol to discuss what will happen when the soldiers come home.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 14, 2007
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Ice capades

Blood runs cold on a hollow Planet
The longest-running debate among video-game fanboys is whether graphics “matter.”
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 23, 2007

King of the freaks

Politics and other mistakes
I’d like to honor the best of the recently deceased political campaigns. Unfortunately, “best” turned out to be in short supply this year, but there was a surplus of worst. And I have just the prize for that.
By AL DIAMON  |  November 08, 2006
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Shooting under fire

Life during wartime: My summer in Israel
What began as an exotic summer job — shooting for the Israel-based photo agency Flash 90 — ended up being a crash course in combat journalism. Audio slideshow: Phil Sussman's photographs of Israel
By PHIL SUSSMAN  |  October 04, 2006
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Regina Spektor

Begin To Hope | Sire
The witty, political landmines that dotted Regina Spektor’s debut, Soviet Kitsch , spared the Russian-born singer-songwriter a lifetime of comparisons with that other beloved classically trained singer-pianist.
By KERRY SMITH  |  October 02, 2006

Letters to the Portland editor: September 22, 2006

Thomas Manning in his own words
I was not surprised when told of the closing of the art show at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 20, 2006
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The brutal truth

Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran and Syria — not Israel — are to blame for the unexpected war in the Middle East
The carnage is due to the aggression — the terror — of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that at best are dedicated to the destruction of Israel and at worst want to kill as many Jews in the Middle East as they can.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 28, 2006
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Playing craps with Iran

Now that a real threat is emerging, what’s Bush going to do?
In Iran, we'll have to make choices from a host of lesser evils
By EDITORIAL  |  April 12, 2006
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Black label

A distilled shooter that goes down smooth
Black plays like an ode to gleeful, cathartic violence.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 28, 2006
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Fantasy World

The Phoenix editorial
The conclusion is inescapable: the position of the United States in the Middle East is far worse today than it was even two or three weeks ago.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006
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Why We Fight

Rating: 2 stars
As Eugene Jarecki’s documentary of the same title points out,  Why We Fight was originally a series of propaganda movies produced by Frank Capra during World War II.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 25, 2006

Ace is high

  Ace Combat 5 soars
  Ace Combat 5 soars
By Bill Jensen  |  December 18, 2005

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