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An attack ad you’ll never see
Here's a Mitt Romney commercial that could topple the popular notion that President Obama cares more about vulnerable Americans than his challenger does.
| October 24, 2012
Against strenuous odds and a 20-year incumbent, Mike Connolly tries to occupy the State House — without raising a dollar
He Works Hard For No Money
It's Sunday at noon, and Mike Connolly is prepping with his troops by the Gold Star Memorial Library in East Somerville.
| October 16, 2012
Boston folk hero Rob Potylo teams with Vermin Supreme to Remove Condoms from America’s Dreams
The Odd Couple...for President
It's the first day of the Democratic National Convention, and after a week of lame protests at the GOP summit in Tampa, it smells like something might erupt.
| October 02, 2012
Wall Street Über Alles
The Full Story Of How A Boston Journalist Got Arrested On Some Bullshit At The Anniversary Of Occupy Wall Street
I wasn't supposed to be sitting in a bar, my right elbow folded like a broken umbrella, on the night of September 17, 2012.
| September 25, 2012
The DNC on LSD: My Greatest Hits from Charlotte
| September 19, 2012
Catching up with the ongoing trials of Occupy Boston activists
Cops, tents, and videotape
At a hearing in Boston Municipal Court last month, attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild received nine DVDs from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
| September 12, 2012
Fables of the Occupation
One year later, the movement continues
It's been one year since thousands of outraged protesters swarmed Zuccotti Park to demand vast socio-economic changes, but the movement's aftertremors continue to be felt.
| September 13, 2012
Interview: Todd Gitlin looks at Occupy
Most aficionados of progressive politics probably knew that Todd Gitlin would write a book on Occupy even before he did.
| September 11, 2012
How a colorful Tampa talk show host might have been the most sane conservative in Tampa
There's a lot of shouting on the third floor of the Tampa Convention Center.
| September 05, 2012
Maine RNC delegates stand for Paul
At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Maine delegates will probably be seated on the roof, somewhere between Michael Steele and American Samoa.
| August 29, 2012
The Nine Commandments of Covering Anonymous
The first time that I heard about Anonymous was four years ago. I was then a rookie writer at the Phoenix, and our receptionist patched through a cold call from a self-described unmasked hacker named Gregg Housh.
| August 31, 2012
Officials arm themselves for onslaught of democracy
Batten down the hatches
With the Republican and Democratic national conventions approaching, federal, state, and local officials are working tirelessly to ensure that Tampa and Charlotte welcome all visitors to their cities with rose petals and open arms. Just kidding – they're actually spending tens of millions of dollars on combat training, armor, bloodhounds, and sophisticated weaponry.
| August 22, 2012
Yet another Jill Stein puff piece
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and vote third party
I meant for this to be a hatchet job — with the silver noggin of Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for president of the United States, on the butcher block.
| August 29, 2012
M-Dot | Layercake
I stopped paying much attention to M-Dot about two years ago.
| August 07, 2012
How the State House’s cultural treasures have vanished, piece by piece
Heist of the Centuries
There have been two legendary heists at the Massachusetts State House.
| August 05, 2012
Three Strikes: Governor, you’re up
Clergy members and community activists gathered near the State House Tuesday to condemn more than just the "three-strikes" criminal-sentencing bill that currently sits on Governor Deval Patrick's desk.
| July 25, 2012
Why does the Boston police union do business with a felon? And where is that scholarship money going, anyway?
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fundraising agency run by a woman who once bilked businesses out of money for a fake charity — by impersonating a police officer.
| July 23, 2012
Grinding gears with Wheelchair Sports Camp
Unless you count Summer Jam and other shameless showcases of hack-rap sharecroppers, hip-hop never had a circus until B. Dolan stepped up to play ringmaster.
| July 25, 2012
UPDATE: BPPA responds to Pax furor; provokes questions about funding
BPPA Members Should Probably Read This
One week after the Phoenix featured the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association and its racist Pax Centurion newsletter on our cover, the union responded with a letter on its web site. It is not an apology letter.
| July 13, 2012
Apathy catches up to Occupy in Philadelphia
One Nation Under Whatever
It's the final day of the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, and few people outside of the progressive bubble give a shit.
| July 11, 2012
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| October 24, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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| October 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
BLOG POSTS BY CHRIS FARAONE
Behind The Stiches: The Face Of Chicago Police Violence At NATO Protests (Richard Harding Wood, 21, of Malden, MA)
FINAL NATO PROTEST DISPATCH: From Hope To Despair (This Is Not The Chicago That I Saw On Election Night)
99 Twitter Accounts To Follow For Today's #NoNATO Actions In The Streets
NATO-Chicago Dispatch: Pictoral Play-By-Play Of Friday March, Rally, Arrests & Preliminary Insanity
NATO-Chicago Dispatch: I Am Not An Objective Journalist - I Rode The Occupy Boston Bus To NATO
Sex, Drugs & Memes: Rolling Thick with Ben Lashes, Scumbag Steve, and the Bad Boys of ROFLCon
M1GS Dispatch from NYC: Occupy Intensity, Conservative Cowardice, and a May Day to Remember
NYC Release Bash & Pre-May Day Party for Chris Faraone's "99 Nights with the 99 Percent" (Monday 4/30)
Muve Music Has Balls, Everyone Who Works For Fox Is Apparently A Scumbag, And 8 Other Things I Learned At Rethink Music
#NYC #Judge #Mocks #OccupyWallStreet with #Hashtag-strewn #Decision
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