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The feminine critique

Women in politics came a long way in 2008, but the weight of double standards endures
It was almost a banner year for women in politics.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 24, 2008

Dirty democracy

Sexual politics have never been more  — perhaps because there's so much sex in politics. A sexpert sorts us out.
Breathe deep, politics fans. What is that odor?
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 17, 2008

Free for all

Is Mayor Menino getting White-washed? Plus, Sam Yoon's not-so-friendly skies
Striking parallels emerge between the upcoming mayor's race and the historic race of 1983.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 12, 2008

An accidentally tragic timeline

Letters to the Boston editor, December 12, 2008
Your “Terror Masala” article, unintentionally of course, is very timely in view of the atrocities in Mumbai.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 10, 2008

All in the family

Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s New Yorker advertorial. Plus, Chuck turner goes all Chuck Norris.
The December 1 New Yorker featured a five-page story by Henry Louis Gates Jr. on his efforts to use DNA testing to clarify his ancestry.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 08, 2008

The Chuck Turner conspiracy?

Unheard Voices
Sure, some news outlets have competently covered City Councilor Chuck Turner's recent arrest for allegedly accepting a cash bribe in exchange for a liquor license — and then lying about it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 28, 2008

A moral dilemma

State and local politics is paralyzed by fear
We need serious action and strong leadership — and a public trust that is unlikely to be given.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 26, 2008

Free pass on gay hatred?

Turning a blind eye
Outside observers have been quick to criticize any signs of anti-Semitism connected to the new Roxbury mosque.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

Photos: Menino's Mosque

 Photos of the mosque in Roxbury and people involved in its creation

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2008

Menino's mosque

The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

Obama for president

Vote for ‘that one.’ Also, approve pot reform.
The past eight years have been disastrous for America.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 06, 2008

FBI nabs Wilkerson

Will the fallout involve other officials?
State senator Dianne Wilkerson was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of public corruption -- charges at a level far above and beyond any she has previously faced.  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

Photos: Dianne Wilkerson nabbed

Public Corruption Squad of the FBI arrest State Senator Wilkerson on complaint of extortion and theft.

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

Dianne's special deal

State Senator Dianne Wilkerson already has amassed a list of embarrassing political pratfalls. The Phoenix uncovers two more situations that should cause concern on the cusp of the election.
Undeterred by her Democratic primary loss to opponent Sonia Chang-Díaz, State Senator Dianne Wilkerson is forging ahead in a sticker campaign to win re-election of her Second Suffolk seat in the state legislature.  
By TED SIEFER  |  October 29, 2008

Socialist studies

Um, Dianne Wilkerson and Sonia Chang-Díaz? Meet the Socialist Workers Party candidate who’s running for your Second Suffolk Senate District seat.
With his frosty hair, necktie, and wire glasses, William Leonard resembles Barry Bostwick, the actor who played Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. on the sitcom Spin City .  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 22, 2008

Saving Marriage

Dramatic moments of the gay-and-lesbian struggle that escaped our newspapers
Roth and Henning, dedicated partisans, were everywhere with their cameras in those historic years 2003–2006.  
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 15, 2008

Will race enter the race?

Dianne Wilkerson and Sonia Chang-Díaz don’t talk about the racial split in their Senate showdown, but it’s likely to make its mark
Two years ago, when Dianne Wilkerson inexplicably failed to submit the necessary signatures to get her name on the Democratic primary ballot for re-election as state senator, a 28-year-old upstart seized the opportunity.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 30, 2008

Scott's honor

Fearful return to P-Town
Bostonians have begun their annual sojourns to Cape Cod.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 23, 2008

Read the runes

Letters to the Boston editor, March 7, 2008
As a user of the special collections at the Boston Public Library, I have been appalled at the light coverage of key service desks necessitated by staff cuts over the past several years.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2008

Menino’s hit list

40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007

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