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Intrusion of Reality Ruins Perfectly Good Campaign Stop

Don’t you hate it when reality comes barging into your ideological Neverland and mucks everything up? That’s what happened to Mitt Romney last weekend. At […]

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The News From Romney

It’s been so quiet in Mitt Romney’s camp lately we haven’t had occasion to give anyone The Willard Mitt Romney Worse Week Than You Award […]

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Gambling for New England’s $$$

Reports in this morning’s Globe have thrown an interesting twist into the great Massachusetts gambling debate. Namely, citizens of any city or town targeted for […]

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Yessboss!

James Wolcott has a long, dubiously funny, and often belabored column in Vanity Fair this month about how the remainder of the Bush presidency should […]

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Fighting the Mass Pike Authority — Again

Here’s a story that’s sure to draw a lot of attention in the coming days: Gov. Deval Patrick is supposedly “eyeing” a plan that would […]

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Cross Casinos Off Your Christmas List

Today is not a good day for gambling-based revenue fans. Sal DiMasi said that the state lottery commission is $120 million short in revenue payments […]

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What I Did On Mitt Romney’s Bus

Our seventh-grade civics teacher always taught us that democracy was its own reward. We the people could form a more perfect union by voting, exercising […]

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Fun With Technology

The internet is a dangerous place. It’s full of predators, temptation, and stupidity. But once in a while, something comes along to redeem the information […]

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Mayor Gets Relijun

Tom Menino has glimpsed the future, and it looks a lot like the past which for years he has totally ignored. The Globe dedicates a […]

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Republican vs. Republicans

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney released a new television ad yesterday. The spot, titled “Change Begins With Us,” features a bucolic setting from which Romney […]

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More Fun With Tasers

Old friend Sasha Issenberg, now on the Washington beat for the Globe, caught up with John Kerry while the ‘whole world was watching’ YouTube and […]

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The Don’t Tase Me Guy=Fraud?

Free speech activist Andrew Meyer is apparently quite the cut-up. See, he likes to pull practical jokes and then, get this, videotape them. I argued […]

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Showing Their Cards

Now that Gov. Deval Patrick has outlined his casino plan, our two newspapers all over the proposal. From exactly what circle of hell Sal DiMasi […]

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‘Don’t Tase Me, Bro’

Those words were uttered by one Andrew Meyer, 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Florida just before being tasered and arrested by Florida University […]

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Executive-Vampire Zeal!

James Wolcott’s blog on vanityfair.com is often brilliant, combining ridiculously flamboyant writing with bursts of blistering mean-spiritedness. Wolcott hit Fred Thompson most recently for pandering […]