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The 14th Annual Muzzle Awardsnew

An annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England.
Boston Phoenix  |  Dan Kennedy  |  06-30-2011  |  Civil Liberties

How Scott Brown Was Able to Win in Massachusettsnew

As the Massachusetts U.S. Senate election unfolded, all that the pols and pundits wanted to talk about was how Martha Coakley managed to lose the race. But there is another part of the story, and that is how Scott Brown managed to win it. To pull off this kind of upset, a lot of things have to go right.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  01-20-2010  |  Commentary

Meet the Boston-area Soccer Mom who Grows and Sells her own Weednew

Mary Jones is your typical suburban soccer mom, except that her kids don’t play soccer — and she grows and sells her own pot. How did this woman, who was once rabidly anti-drug, become not only a dealer but also a champion of a global pro-pot, anti-pharmaceutical movement?
Boston Phoenix  |  Valerie Vande Panne  |  12-02-2009  |  Culture

Courthouse Bomber to Speak About Social Changenew

After it was initially canceled, a controversial talk by a radical activist will go on at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Ray Luc Levasseur, who became a radical in part due to his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam, will talk on campus in connection with a symposium on "social change."
Boston Phoenix  |  Rick Wormwood  |  11-11-2009  |  Civil Liberties

Kennedy's Giant Shadownew

Though he won't be on the ballot, Ted Kennedy's influence will be keenly felt in the special election to replace him.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  09-03-2009  |  Politics

Who Will Replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate?new

The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy early Wednesday morning hastens the issue of succession to the seat he has held since he was elected in 1962, a topic that has gripped the state's political class since Kennedy's brain tumor was discovered more than a year ago.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  08-27-2009  |  Politics

The Race to be Boston's Number Twonew

City councilors Sam Yoon and Michael Flaherty are battling to bring change to Boston. Can Mayor Menino be moved?
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  08-12-2009  |  Politics

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