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Search continues for our next chief justice

Maureen is no Diana for the RI Supremes
Ah, the PR campaigns and infighting continue to see who will be chosen as Vo Dilun's newest Supreme Court chief justice.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2009

Sweet Caroline for Senate?

Thoughtful leadership could dispel the stench of celebrity
Just like everyone else, P+J have been following the saga of Caroline Kennedy and the New York senate seat.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2008

One tough lady

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By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2008

Hello, sailor!

Phillipe celebrated the wonderful weather of a week ago by embarking on a cruise aboard the University of Rhode Island's research vessel, Endeavor.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 10, 2008

Men for all seasons

Op-ed gems discovered in the incredible shrinking Other Paper
It looks like the Urinal may not have spell-check or editors anymore, judging from the scant review it appears recent headlines and copy have been given by those writing letters to the editor.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 03, 2008

It's not OK with us

Those arrogant US auto execs need a major comeuppance
The utter arrogance of the CEOs of the Big Three auto companies was on full display last week when it was pointed out that they came to Washington with their hats in hand for a bailout by flying in on their individual corporate jets.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 25, 2008

Playing to our strength

Nothing like a mass bust for a sense of old-time mobbed-up Rhode Island
Well, despite the fact that Little Rhody has become the poster child for the national recession, leading all states in statistical categories like unemployment and debt per capita, it is nice to know that we are able to deflect public attention from our economic crisis by playing to our traditional strength: organized crime.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2008

Girl power at Halitosis Hall

Paiva Weed to reach lofty height in old boys' club
Phillipe + Jorge have always been strong supporters of state Senator Teresa Paiva Weed, the presumptive (God, do we hate that word) new Senate president.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 12, 2008


Obama ’08: Dawn of a new era

Few socks tossed at TV during liberal klatch in Edgewood
Since 1984, every year in which there is a presidential election, the Murphy/Deans of Edgewood in Cranston, have held a small get-together for friends and family.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 05, 2008

P+J say vote this way

Obama and Reed lead the Casa Diablo ticket
P+J have been suggesting — rightly in many cases — that you Pinga! your incumbent, who helped get the state into the deplorable and nationally notorious financial mess it is in.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2008

‘Jock-ular’ election coverage

How Mike Ditka almost became the Republican heir-apparent
Yes, today the Providence Phoenix is celebrating its 30th anniversary, including the 10-year run of the NewPaper, and P+J are so proud to have been here the whole time.  
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 22, 2008

How to eat seed corn

Fiscal due-diligence is a concept unfamiliar to denizens of Smith Hill
It is now revealed that the first quarter revenue projections for the state have come in an additional $33 million less than expected, running our deficit up to $66 million.  
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2008

Ben Dover’s big bailout

Our congressional officials owe Rhode Island an apology
Phillipe + Jorge are furious over the $700 billion bailout of the pinstriped pirates of Wall Street, who are laughing as they return to their McMansions.  
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 09, 2008

A real cool hand

Whether acting, acting up, or sharing his wealth, Newman was the man
Sad news got to P+J about the passing of American legend Paul Newman.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 01, 2008

Let the rabble eat cake

The economy is in shambles, and McCain doesn’t get it
Isn't it comforting to know that Dubya II McCain’s top economic advisors are Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina?
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 24, 2008


Pinga! your incumbent

The more turnover at Halitosis Hall, the better, we say
Phillipe + Jorge were thrilled to see the upset victory by baker Michael Pinga over incumbent state Senator “Snarlin’ Steve” Alves in their Democratic primary race.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 17, 2008


Bakst hits the road

M. Charles, a bright light amongst columnists, will be missed at the Other Paper
We echo the words of BeloJo columnist Bob Kerr when he wrote last week that local readers will miss M. Charles Bakst when he retires after more than 40 years.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 10, 2008


Gov. Darwin’s excellent misadventure

Palin may rally the right, but she doesn’t make the cut
Welcome to Casa Diablo, Alaska Governess Sarah Palin. Oh, and, wait for it . . . she doesn’t believe in evolution. Jackpot!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 03, 2008

Dark days on Fountain Street

With a parting shot, MacKay joins the exodus from the once-mighty BeloJo
There are black umbrellas in the poolside Pernod and grapefruits at Casa Diablo upon our having learned that ace reporter Scott MacKay has taken the Urinal’s buyout package.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2008

Corrente’s born-again retirement

If at first you don’t get a taxpayer-funded pension, try, try again
Now here’s a shocker: the Providence Retirement Board made a stupid decision. My heavens!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 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

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