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Sarah Palin Wilts as Glenn Beck Self-Destructsnew

Common sense has bloomed among right wingers — not once, but twice. And while these episodes are unlikely to become regular events, we should enjoy them while we can.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  02-17-2011  |  Commentary

Understanding the Legacy of John F. Kennedynew

January 20, 1961. On this day 50 years ago, John Fitzgerald Kennedy began his presidential odyssey. By the time it ended 1000 days later in blood and tears in Dallas, Kennedy had transformed himself from a son of Boston into a citizen of the world.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  01-24-2011  |  Commentary

American Psychonew

And the American psychosis.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  01-14-2011  |  Commentary

It's Time Obama Moved Vigorously to Advance Gay and Lesbian Rightsnew

If you are gay or lesbian, or if you care about realizing social justice, you must be wondering when Obama is going to turn his attention to the fact that one in 10 of the nation's more than 230 million adults are second-class citizens.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  06-24-2009  |  Commentary

Hey, Guess What! Obama Won!new

Barack Obama's election has sparked international wonder. His task, however, is great.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  11-06-2008  |  Commentary

Vote for 'That One'new

It is impossible to emphasize the importance of redirecting America's sorry course.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  10-30-2008  |  Commentary

America's Nightmare and Obama's Appealnew

It is hard to imagine, but the winner of November's contest is going to assume leadership of a nation that is worse off than it is today. Things are going to get worse before they get better. And if McCain is elected, they could get unimaginably worse.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  10-09-2008  |  Commentary

Wall Street Meets the Presidential Campaignsnew

Wall Street's meltdown is more dangerous than realized. McCain is clueless, but does Obama recognize the root of the problem?
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  09-18-2008  |  Commentary

Mao's Ghost: The Spirit of the Chairman Haunts the Olympicsnew

Americans should ask themselves, is it in our interests that China today holds $1.2 trillion in reserve assets alone, with billions more invested in US financial institutions and other businesses? And while we ponder that question, we should ask ourselves this: is it prudent for the federal government to spend like a drunken sailor with money borrowed from China?
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  08-07-2008  |  International

Taking a Shot at the Supreme Courtnew

This past week's Supreme Court ruling, invalidating Washington, DC's handgun ban, demonstrates just how far afield "movement conservatism" has taken our country.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  07-03-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Debating the High-School 'Pregnancy Pact' Won't Make Teen Pregnancy Surge Disappearnew

There are limits to what social programs and education can accomplish. Teen pregnancies -- desired or not -- will never disappear. But, as the nation's 15-year successful track record indicates, they can be controlled.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  06-26-2008  |  Sex

Hillary, It's Time to Say Goodnightnew

As entertaining -- and at times compelling -- as the Clintons' star turn as feisty underdogs out to beat the odds has been, it is wearing thin. So when the primary season closes on June 3, that'll be candidate Clinton's cue to exit the race.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  05-29-2008  |  Commentary

Never in His Long Career Has Ted Kennedy Been More Vital or Central to Political Lifenew

Forget relevant; Kennedy today seems indispensable. That makes the news that he is suffering from a malignant brain tumor all the more shocking and sobering.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  05-21-2008  |  Commentary

McCain's Judicial Pledge Would Further Compromise America's Futurenew

John McCain's recent pledge to extend the legacy of President George W. Bush by continuing to appoint radical, right-wing judges should come as no surprise to even casual political observers, particularly as he continues to pander to the hard-core conservatives of his party whose contributions and votes he must garner to have any chance of winning in November.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  05-07-2008  |  Commentary

After Pennsylvania: A Reality Checknew

Increasingly obsessed with political gamesmanship, the presidential candidates must come back to planet earth.
Boston Phoenix  |  Editorial  |  04-25-2008  |  Commentary

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