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Fourth-estate follies!

Remembering the year in media malfeasance
Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 24, 2008

Timing is everything

Experimenting pays off at Solo Bistro
Solo Bistro is a good place to sit out the suspense of this passing of the torch.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 05, 2008

Fallopian follies

While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
By KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008

Privacy invasion

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

What a break

McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008

The Obama two-step

Now that we know for sure Obama is going to the dance, who’s he gonna bring as his partner?
Barack Obama lost his best vice-president option when Ohio governor Ted Strickland removed himself from consideration for the number-two spot.
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 18, 2008

We've got a bigger problem now

Letters to the Boston Editor: June 13, 2008
I got my first Dead Kennedys T-shirt in 1985 and have been a Michael Savage listener for years.

Hit the brakes

When the primary season closes on June 3, it is time for Hillary Clinton to exit the race
New York senator Hillary and former president Bill Clinton, who not too long ago were seen as America’s pre-eminent and prototypical power couple, have recast themselves as a coed Thelma and Louise.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2008

Gore fest

The democratic race is getting messy, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to recruit Al Gore
In the wake of Barack Obama’s defeat in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, the Democrats have a huge problem.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 24, 2008

Race gets in the race

Obama’s fast-track to success could be alienating working-class white voters, reminding them of their nemesis: affirmative action
For much of this election cycle, the assumption has been that foreign policy, specifically Iraq, would be the dominant issue on the campaign trail.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 19, 2008

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

Slime time

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?
Nasty presidential races are nothing new.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008

All hail Obama

Letters to the Boston editor, February 22, 2008
We need someone who can unite the Democratic Party, let alone the Union. That candidate is Barack Obama.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 20, 2008

See spot run

Candidates seeking the Oval Office are blitzing the airwaves with political ads. But only one seems to be making any traction.
The roughly 205,000 campaign ads that have run on American TV so far this primary season have undoubtedly played a major electoral role.
By LESLIE SAVAN  |  February 13, 2008

Super preview

Clinton and McCain shouldn’t write their acceptance speeches just yet
“We came back,” he says. “We came back . . . dear God, [but] not far enough!”
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 30, 2008

Can Obama lasso the Bay State?

Once considered sure Clinton country, the Massachusetts primary is now a shootout
Nobody around here forgets that Deval Patrick swiped the gubernatorial nomination from the establishment-backed Tom Reilly.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 23, 2008

Who said Freddy’s dead?

If the Republican convention deadlocks, a modern-day Warren G. Harding could emerge as a surprise neutral nominee
The Republican race is coming into focus. Well, sort of.
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 23, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: California gleaming

Romney gains on McCain in crucial Golden State contest; Clinton's lead holds steady
According to a poll obtained exclusively by the Boston Phoenix , Hillary Clinton leads Barack Obama by 11 percentage points in California.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 22, 2008

That’s what he said

Barack Obama sounds just like Deval Patrick. Is that good or bad?
More than any other presidential candidate, Barack Obama owes his success to sheer rhetorical power.
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 17, 2008

Staying afloat

Kucinich supporters won’t give up the ship
The only way I have found myself able to be an intensely passionate American, patriot, and political activist is through my support of Dennis Kucinich and his ideas.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 16, 2008

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