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Ted Kennedy's real record

A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, little has been said of what Ted Kennedy has or hasn't accomplished.
By: AL GIORDANO  |  August 26, 2009

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The annunciations

East Coast, West Coast: It's the Ted & Jerry Show
The broad brush strokes of Teddy Kennedy's presidential announcement may have uplifted liberal hearts, but Jerry Brown's announcement challenged liberal thinking with some pencil-sharp specifics about the role of government in economic planning for the 1980s.
By: MARCO TRBOVICH AND CHARLES P. PIERCE  |  August 26, 2009

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Tormenting Teddy

Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
By: BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 26, 2009

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Going Mobil

Kennedy hires an idea-marketing man
Washington – If ideology wasn't already dead in presidential politics, the plug was pulled on its support system last Monday, when the Kennedy campaign announced that its advertising and polling would be organized by Mobil Oil's vice-president of public affair, Herbert Schmertz.
By: MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 26, 2009

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Shooting from the lip

Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable reality, Kennedy succeeded in verbally vanishing himself to a political isolation.
By: MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 26, 2009

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Jimmy C. and Teddy K.

An incumbent's lessons and the politics of personality
When the Camelot Caucus convenes in Faneuil Hall this Wednesday, the American presidency will once again become the trophy of a personality joust. In 1968 and '72, there was at least the issue of Vietnam to veil the overweaning ambitions of competing public men. But even that ambiguous nobility is lacking this year.
By: MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 26, 2009



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Gay Activists Work for Ted

Activists note Kennedy's gay rights work
Gay-and-lesbian community activists are heavily involved in what the chairman of the Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance of Massachusetts, Todd Fernandez, calls "a full-court press to ensure that Ted Kennedy's re-elected."
By: LIZ GALST  |  August 26, 2009

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Photos: Sen.Ted Kennedy throughout the years

In memoriam
Photos of the Massachusetts senator throughout his long public life
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 26, 2009

Where was everybody on St. Patrick's Day?

Where's the (political) party?  
We piled into a car, we three intrepid journalists, and set out from the Back Bay Sunday morning to find our way to Royal Bolling’s party. “Roxbury’s Salute to St. Patrick’s Day,” as Bolling called it, should be easy to find, we reasoned. After all, the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. A.F. & M., was located at 18 Washington Street. All we had to do was follow Washington Street, right?
By: MICHAEL RYAN  |  August 31, 2009

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The Mouth Behind the Eye

Maybe Norma Nathan is just a nice little Jewish mother from the North Shore. After all, she says she only assaults people who assault her.  
Norma Nathan, who looks for all the world like a naïve and guileless suburban homemaker (and knows it), was down on Long Wharf a couple of weeks back, snooping around. She was checking out a rumor that Ed King, his Cabinet, a group of political supporters and a crowd of lobbyists were about to embark on a lavish Harbor cruise.  
By: DAVE O'BRIAN  |  August 24, 2009

Photos: Boston in the 70s: Part Six

Harvard Square from the Boston Phoenix's archives
Photos of Harvard Square from the Boston Phoenix's archives
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 16, 2009



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Bad times for the good earth

How are we going to keep them down on the farm?
You could say that the plight of the Massachusetts farmer began during the Great Ice Age, when the Laurentide Ice Sheet scraped over New England leaving poor soil and, as one farmer put it, "rocks, rocks, rocks."
By: D.C. DENISON  |  August 11, 2009

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A haute time

My dinner with Julia
My introduction to the concept that a bottle of wine must breathe did not go well. I was already in a state from drinking nonvintage stuff when I arrived at the small dinner party. Then, the hostess announced she would let the bottle breathe and placed it before me on the table. I could imagine little strangled gasps coming from the bottle.
By: FRED BAYLES  |  August 07, 2009

Boston in the 70s: Part Five

Photos from the Boston Phoenix 's archives
Photos of cars, vans, and trucks from the retro days
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2009

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How much rock would a Woodstock stock if

Three-day festival of peace and music
Hopes are high among the quartet of rock entrepreneurs – John Roberts, Joel Roseman, Michael Land, and Arnie Kornfeld – who think they can succeed where George Wein, Newport promoter, has not.
By: ELEANOR WEBER  |  July 23, 2009

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Woodstock rock schlock

Fun Fair of peace, pot, pop, & pooped people
You've read the papers. They were right when they called the weekend a social success, for 450,000 people in the most wretched if circumstances proved that they were human beings.
By: KEN EMERSON  |  July 23, 2009



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Sex, Drugs, Rock and Peace

How Abbie Hoffman politicized Woodstock – and changed America
It is a nation of alienated young people. We carry it around with us as a state of mind in the same way the Sioux Indians carried the Sioux nation around with them. It's a nation dedicated to cooperation versus competition, to the idea that people should have a better means of exchange than property and money.
By: AL GIORDANO  |  July 22, 2009

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Boston Bathhouses

Hot Water and Harmonicas
For most of us, cleanliness is still next to godliness; for many of Boston's North Enders, however, cleanliness is also next to Columbus High School on North Bennett St.
By: R.D. ROSEN  |  July 20, 2009

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King, as in mayor

Another page from an optimist's agenda
To begin with, I'd like to set down the political and ideological frame of reference under which I try to live.
By: TOM SHEEHAN  |  July 13, 2009

Boston in the 70s: Part 4

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Boston Common in the 70s
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 15, 2009

Boston in the 70s: Part 3

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Photos of the MBTA from the Boston Phoenix archives
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 13, 2009


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