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United wussies of America

Summing up '10; life in the biggest little; communication breakdowns
"We're becoming a nation of wussies." Well, that's a hell of a way to wrap up a year.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2010

The view from the throne

Toilet humor; They do? They don't?; The GOP is ont he clock; Dubya returns
We think we're turning Japanese, we think we're turning Japanese, we really think so. The Japanese have a tremendous obsession with toilets. But the Narragansett Bay Commission, which oversees treatment of metropolitan Providence's sewage, are getting in the game with their upcoming celebration of World Toilet Day (no, we're not kidding).
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 10, 2010
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The Looey Guv lunacy; a few endorsements; notable quotes; fond farewells

Fodder by the ton
"You guys have the easiest job in the world," our fellow Vo Dilunders often tell Phillipe and Jorge. "There’s so much political fodder in this state you have enough material for a lifetime."
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 22, 2010

The most wonderful (not) time of year: P+J's endorsements

Plus, pushing for a free press at CCRI; remembering Nathan
Yes, it's election time and, sad to say, all those ridiculous television ads that are designed to capture the "moron vote" (by far, the largest sector of the voting public) are in heavy rotation.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 08, 2010
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Providence's mayoral candidates, on bended knee

Wedding Bells
In a parallel universe, where serial candidate Christopher Young's antics are simply an ingenious bit of performance art — and not evidence of a worrisome and often obnoxious instability — his display at the recent Providence mayoral debate might qualify as a sort of capstone on a brilliant career.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 26, 2010

RI ’08: Prelude to 2010

In a national year of change, stasis is likely to prevail at the General Assembly
During a national election season in which “change” remains the dominant motif, Rhode Island politics is locked in a holding pattern marked by a Democratic stranglehold on state and federal offices.
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 31, 2008
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Voter apathy remains a primary staple

Talking Politics
The big story from Tuesday’s primary election, understandably enough, was the seeming upset by Michael J. Pinga of state Senator Stephen D. Alves.
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 11, 2008
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The Quiet Power of Jack Reed

Without seeking the spotlight, the senator and his star continue to rise
As he closes out his second six-year term in the Senate, perhaps the most elite club in politics, Reed is the subject of ongoing speculation about his future.
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 13, 2008
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The devil and Mr. Young

Multi-office seeker drops the knowledge on House Judiciary
Holy water, Batman!
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 14, 2008
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Beating up on Chris (times two)

Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008
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Endorsements

Chafee and Whitehouse for us senate; Roberts and de Ramel for state offices; plus, Langevin, the general assembly, and the Providence city council
The Republican primary for US Senate is, in many ways, a fight between the GOP of past and present.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 07, 2006
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Down to the wire

Will Chafee or Laffey emerge victorious? Plus, Rhode Island’s other top primary races
So will Cranston Mayor Stephen P. Laffey prove the ascending dragon-slayer who knocks off US Senator Lincoln Chafee, a favorite target of conservatives everywhere, or will the herky-jerky heir to one of the best brand names in Ocean State politics repel his challenger and live to fight another day?
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 06, 2006
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Bad moon rising on local papers

Journal Register heads for the hills
Anyone familiar with the plight of newspapers knows how we have entered an era in which fewer and fewer Americans read hard copy anymore (if they can actually read), and that the Web is the place to go.
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 30, 2006

Jamestown loses its erection

The big blow-up could be a spectacle for the ages
Jamestown Bridge is falling down, falling down. James­town Bridge is falling down, my fair lady!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 12, 2006

Power play

Is Cicilline trying to remake the City Council? A department head’s incipient run against an East Side incumbent raises eyebrows
After supplanting Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. almost four years ago as the 800-pound gorilla of Providence politics, Mayor David N. Cicilline continues to trumpet an agenda of civic reform and economic development.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 09, 2006

Tough time for Cheney

The Veep is being punished for his misdeeds  
If the national media give attention to the totally demented ravings of the Christian Coalition’s ludicrous God-botherer Pat Robertson — most recently about Ariel Sharon — the Associated Press should pick up this following news.
By  |  January 18, 2006

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