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The enthusiasm gap

This election, with Obama having stoked pennant fever in Denver, it is the Dems who have cornered the excitement market  
The selection of gun-shooting, anti-abortion, creationist, doctrinaire conservative Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee has finally got the GOP’s conservative base excited.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 03, 2008


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

Privacy invasion

Politics and other mistakes
Let’s talk about Susan Collins’s sex life.
By: AL DIAMON  |  August 27, 2008

Lynch sides with Bush in opposing shield law

Talking Politics
As he gears up for a gubernatorial run in 2010, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has assembled an eclectic and sometimes contrary portfolio of issue-related stances.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  July 09, 2008

State’s renewable energy effort goes into neutral

Talking Politics
When it comes to advancing the cause of solar energy in Rhode Island, nothing is ever easy, or so it seems.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  July 02, 2008

Mixed reviews: A state budget for desperate times

Talking Politics
The budget consensus reached by Governor Carcieri and legislative leaders last week represents just another marker of Rhode Island’s ongoing dire straits.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  June 25, 2008


Scott takes another bite at the Kennedy apple

Talking Politics
Anyone running against a Kennedy can count on a very stiff challenge.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  June 11, 2008


Claiming the nomination, Obama achieves the re-markable

Talking Politics
On Tuesday, the Democratic Party’s historic embrace of a black presidential candidate seemed both unremarkable and amazing.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  June 09, 2008

Ten-5 plan for Providence City Council sparks sharp debate

Ten-5 plan for Providence City Council sparks sharp debate
Critics react to the plan to reformulate the Providence City Council.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  May 21, 2008

BeloJo celebrates Black History Month

Carcieri appointment wins Casa Diablo approval
Is it just Phillipe & Jorge, but something seemed patently wrong, if not offensive, when the Urinal ran a headline on the top of its February 20 Vo Dilun section that read: “Black lawyer named to judicial panel.”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 21, 2007


The Milquetoast and the Blowhard

Rhode Island’s Shakespearean Senate battle
Now is not the time for Lincoln Chafee to be timid.
By: ADAM REILLY  |  September 08, 2006


Depena leaving RI Democratic Party post for city job

Talking politics
After attracting mixed reviews during two-and-a-half years in the job, Depena is leaving to take a position next month as executive director of the moribund Providence Human Relations Commission.
By: IAN DONNIS  |  June 14, 2006
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September 12, 2008 at 11:14 AM
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September 12, 2008 at 10:51 AM
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