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In praise of four-letter words

Or why the FCC should go fuck itself
The perversity of today’s FCC is that by being vague it can be more effectively chilling, censorious, and repressive.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 29, 2007


Prescriptions for pot

It is time to make the medical use of marijuana legal. Plus, genocide and the ADL
Smoking a joint can be a better and more effective way of easing chronic pain than the use of prescription narcotics such as OxyContin and morphine.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 22, 2007


Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan

Plus, the turd’s blossom has finally fallen off
The best place to observe the masochistic tendencies of the American left these days is in San Francisco.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 15, 2007


It can happen here

The Minneapolis bridge collapse should be a wake-up call. Plus, a Congressional disgrace.
The American Society of Civil Engineers almost three years ago issued a catalogue of pressing needs related to Massachusetts infrastructure.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 08, 2007


Iraq and a hard place

The Democratic presidential candidates must articulate clear exit strategies
Getting out of Iraq is going to be more difficult than getting in.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 01, 2007


Why ‘fairness’ fails

The excesses of right-wing talk radio have sparked a move to re-impose an equal-time doctrine. It’s a bad idea.
Anyone who has ever sampled the auditory sewer that is right-wing talk radio can understand the impulse to reinstate the so-called “fairness doctrine.”
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 25, 2007


Placing a bet on gambling

Plus, coming to grips with murder in Boston
Both Maine and Rhode Island in recent years have rejected proposals that would have brought casino gambling to those states.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 18, 2007


Media monopolies kill

How Time Warner — and other conglomerates — threatens freedom of the press
Anyone who doubts that big media monopolies are bad for democracy should take a look at how much the Post Office charges magazines to mail issues to subscribers.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 13, 2007


Expanding the cloak of secrecy

Bush’s unrivaled claims to executive privilege deprive Americans of the basic info they need to act as citizens
Make no mistake: the Bush administration is attempting to codify Nixonian secrecy as official constitutional doctrine.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 03, 2007


The many reasons for Liquarry Jefferson’s death

Responsibility for gun control begins at home and extends all the way to the federal government
As of press time, it appears that a 15-year-old left his handgun where a seven-year-old picked it up and killed an eight-year-old with it.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 27, 2007


Rushdie’s courage

Why Sir Salman’s knighthood matters
Bombay-born Salman Rushdie, educated at Rugby and Cambridge, is now Sir Salman Rushdie.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 20, 2007



Today Massachusetts, tomorrow the world
We can all thank the conservatives who several years ago controlled the state legislature for the fact that Massachusetts citizens have same-sex- marriage rights.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2007


The mess at UMass

Picking up the pieces in the wake of a destructive power play. Plus, the immigration debate.
Before he terminated his do-little term as governor to kick off his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney planted a ticking time bomb at the University of Massachusetts.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 13, 2007


The debates so far

Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007


Dumb and dumber

When it comes to Iraq, Bush has become a dictator. Plus, the mayor’s State of the City Address.
When it comes to Iraq, Bush has become a dictator. The nation is going to have to come to terms with this fact.
By: EDITORIAL  |  December 17, 2008


Republicans, large and small

Bush, Alito, Abramoff ... and Healey
Going into the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Samuel Alito Jr., prevailing wisdom held that the acid test would be abortion rights.
By: PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  October 27, 2008

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