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Best and the brightest

Departing lawmaker suggests closing Halitosis Hall for a few years
Phillipe + Jorge’s Roman Hruska Award, celebrating mediocrity in the General Assembly, goes to departing state Representative Joseph Scott. 
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2008


Pillow talk

Digging into the Education Partnership-Achorn connection
Phillipe + Jorge were shocked  to learn via Buddy Cianci’s WPRO radio show that Valerie Forti, head of the financially troubled Education Partnership, is married to Eddie Achorn, editorial page editor of the Urinal.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2008


Silence of the lambs

Smith Hill takes the budget blues out on the vulnerable
In case you are late to the game, boys and girls, five people control what goes on at the State House, although Governor Carcieri is occasionally allowed to offer his two cents.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 25, 2008

Twin killing

Halitosis Hall offered chance to play high-stakes shell game
The General Assembly mulling a flat-broke state and a gambling joint gone bust. Now there’s a Biggest Little match made in heaven.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 18, 2008


One mean mother

Fox’s theorem: Back renewable energy or get bent
As the old expression goes, “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.”
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2008


Twenty years pass, RI stays the same

Acclaim for dubious deeds is an Ocean State mainstay
Phillipe + Jorge were graciously asked to recall Rhode Island’s Monthly’s first dubious achievement-style Rhode Island Red Awards, as chosen in 1988 by your superior correspondents, during the mag’s 20th anniversary gala last week.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 07, 2008


I didn’t give at the office

Halitosis Hall gets an ‘F’ for long-range thinking
Hats off to the brave lawmakers at Halitosis Hall!
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2008


RIPTA drones thrown under the bus

It’s high time for a better mass transit system
Beautiful! The people responsible for the longstanding mishandling of RIPTA have earned their brownie points, but little else.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2008


Beating up on Chris (times two)

Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008


How Giuliani’s presidential campaign came undone

GOP Minority Leader Watson reveals all at Nick-a-Nee’s
Your superior correspondents last week had a close encounter with a couple of creatures who qualify in Vo Dilun as authentic endangered species: Republican legislators.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2008


BeloJo? Think Cosmo!

The Other Paper’s Web site wants to emphasize its feminine side
A recent Urinal survey of women readers purportedly revealed that what women want from their organ of record is . . . wait for it . . . news (!?!?).
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 02, 2008


RI DOT marks the spot

A veritable treasure trove of dubious state doings
Just when you think questionable doings couldn’t get any more questionable in Rhode Island, along comes the state Department of Transportation.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 26, 2008


Shocker: RI GOP in disarray

A real two-party system requires an effective minority party
An internecine battle has broken out between the couple dozen or so people who claim to be members of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 19, 2008


Spitzer screws himself

Wandering NY governor annihilates a once-promising political career
In times of personal hardship and anguish, Phillipe + Jorge are always the first to offer our understanding and consolation to the aggrieved.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 12, 2008


And the beat goes on

Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2008


Crunch time for Obama and Hillary

Advertising time slots offers a preview of the results
If you are a believer in omens — you no doubt picked up on the portent of Billary and Barack’s recent prime time TV buys in the Biggest Little .
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 27, 2008


A smack to the head

Pow! Chafee gets McCain right in the kisser
McCain’s pants-ing moment, as he entertained a typical GOP (all-white) AARP rally, was highly entertaining.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 20, 2008


Mark Weiner for President?

Superdelegates are not so super in a punitive democracy
There has been much hand-wringing recently over whether superdelegates will hijack the Democrats’ presidential-selection process.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 13, 2008


Hey, we’ve got your budget solution!

The children of the needy will make a tasty meal
What with all the drama about the enormous budget crunch, Phillipe + Jorge hope to offer our esteemed leaders a very solid solution.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 06, 2008


Just the facts

Linc Chafee exhibits typical candor in his forthcoming book
Phillipe + Jorge wake up frightened by a bizarre new concept in the literary world: a book by a politician that actually tells the truth.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 30, 2008


A Wire runs through it

The HBO drama is spot-on in diagnosing newspapers’ woes
Here’s the scenario: Local ownership sells off a mid-market, well-respected and Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper to a huge media conglomerate in a major American city.
By: PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 23, 2008

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