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Onward, Christian governor!

Carcieri gets "loose"; plus, farewell to Tedy, and mind-boggling Bush
It's nice to see Governor Don "Laughing Boy" Carcieri loosening up by sharing the real Donnie Boy with the people of Vo Dilun. Initially (certainly in his first campaign for governor in 2002) Don tried to come across as a moderate conservative, not unlike his immediate predecessor, Linc Almond.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 02, 2009

The alt-candidates

On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008

Parody flunks out

Political humor is no longer welcome in Academia as administrators choke the life out of parody
Artist Barry Blitt’s brilliant illustration — which sought to satirize the naysayers who portray Obama as a flag-burning, unpatriotic Muslim and his wife as a black-power radical — cut to the core of today’s political paradox.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 30, 2008

Skipping gaily down the aisle

The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008

Straight talk

It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 14, 2008

Wrong on Wright?

Letters to the Boston editor, April 25, 2008
I’m so sick of people in general, and reporters in particular, who make assumptions about something based on hearsay.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 23, 2008

The Devil and Dick Cheney

A recently declassified communiqué from one evildoer to another
Dick: e ver since you shoved your fall guy, Scooter, off the political cliff, I simply cannot get in touch with you.
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  July 03, 2007

Holy War!

A new army of atheists is taking no prisoners in its battle with God and his self-appointed faith dealers
There’s no doubt about it: right now, God is on the side of the atheists.
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 06, 2007

He thought Tinky Winky was gay

Could be Verse: Poetry ripped straight from the headlines
The voyage of the soul of Jerry Falwell.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 23, 2007

Well shut my mouth!

Tufts and Brandeis muzzle student newspapers — at students’ urging
Are today’s college students thinner-skinned than were previous generations?

Why the Imus cave-in is bad for free speech, radio, and the whole society

Freedom watch
I was never a fan of Don Imus.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  April 19, 2007

Facing off over Facebook

Who’s looking at you, kid?
Students, be warned: the college of your choice may be watching you. Post at your own peril: The risks of sticking it to the man on Facebook. By Adam Reilly

Boston uber alles

This article originally appeared in the April 21, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By DOUG SIMMONS  |  November 14, 2006

Falwell U

The Moral Majority's higher education
This article originally appeared in the August 4, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
By JERE REAL  |  August 03, 2006

Flashbacks: August 4, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van Susteren.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 02, 2006

Spousal coverage perpetuates sexual stereotypes

Hillary watch  
As Hillary Clinton kicks off her Senate re-election run and gears up for what is expected to be a take-no-prisoners presidential bid for 2008, attention is focused on her marriage.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  June 14, 2006

Flashbacks: May 5, 2006

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 03, 2006

True believers

In the Granite State, the McCain mystique is alive and well
To paraphrase Voltaire, if McCain didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him. And whatever new questions surface about McCain in the next two years, the need he satisfies isn’t going away.
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 18, 2006

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