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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


Take Back Barack

It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
It's time to reclaim the man we put in the White House
By: JEFF INGLIS + DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 19, 2008


Bush bashing

Editorials throughout the years
Editorials throughout the years
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2008


The Fox and the Wolff

How did a controversial media reporter get total access to the most — and perhaps most  — newspaper man in the world? He just asked.
No point in looking for an explanation or asking "why" something was said or done; Murdoch has no demonstrated ability to do so.
By: DANIEL MCCARTHY  |  December 18, 2008


20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go

As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 19, 2008


Changing the DC climate

Meet Obama's Green Dream Team
The past eight years have been marked by alternating feckless inactivity and outright hostility toward the environment.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2008


Spare-Parts Department

Desperately seeking organ donors  
The family of a two-and-a-half-year-old Gloucester boy hopes that a new bill, filed in the State Senate by North Shore state senator Bruce Tarr on Monday, December 15, will prompt increased participation in organ donation, especially pediatric organs.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 17, 2008


This Far by Faith

Dorchester Peace Institute fights for its life...and wins
Though the timing was merely coincidental, it seemed extra harsh for Governor Deval Patrick to slash funding for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute right before Survivors of Homicide Victims Awareness Month.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2008


Prevention suspension

Will funding cuts thwart area schools' efforts to stop sexual assault before it starts?
Combating sexual assault is especially tough if your workspace is the size of a professional basketball player's shoebox.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 12, 2008


100 Unsexiest Men of the Year Follow-Up

  Because There Was an Election
The problem with dropping our Unsexiest list in March of an election year is that we never know what kind of weasels, Republicans, and Republican weasels will urinate in America’s stream of consciousness down the final stretch.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 12, 2008


Freedom watch: Jailhouse bloc

The real reason law-and-order types love mandatory-minimum sentencing? It's money in their pockets.
With aromatic puffs of change, Bay State stoners rejoiced on Election Day.


Graffiti wars

Cops and taggers play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse
Even though he’s headed to prison, SPEK will still be visible in Massachusetts.
By: CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 12, 2008


Phoenix Media goes Hispanic

Buenas Noticias
Buenas Noticias
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 03, 2008


The stupid economy

Career counselors lose jobs
Career counselors lose jobs
By: LORI SHAPIRO  |  December 05, 2008


Medicine men

Two Boston poets use their art for the good of the tribe
What if a poem had the power to heal loneliness?
By: JAMES PARKER  |  November 28, 2008


From Russia, with vlog

It's a Small World Dept.
Wearing a crisp blue suit and tie in his first video blog post, Medvedev, jokingly referred to as geek-in-chief, talked about his agenda for the Evian political conference in France.
By: PETER PIATETSKY  |  November 28, 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 gay day off

Striking Out
A day without gays sounds like a Christian Right wet-dream come true, but it's actually the idea behind a 24-hour nationwide strike and economic boycott in support of gay marriage for all Americans.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 09, 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


The PTech connection?

Between late 2002 and early 2003, the now defunct Fleet Bank in Boston attracted the attention of federal anti-terrorist investigators.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008


The Impeachinator

Watchdog Fein
From Caligula to Obama: Bruce Fein watches them all.
By: HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 24, 2008

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