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Thanks for nothing!

In our first annual list of Rhode Island turkeys, the Phoenix fingers 10 people and institutions that made a bad year even worse
We'd like to be thankful, we really would. Change came to Washington this year and the Mad Men returned.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 22, 2011

Sarah Palin, Inc.

The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
Confused commenters have no clue as to the opportunities that await Palin — because few understand the extraordinary, multi-billion-dollar marketplace that has developed for movement conservatives.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009


Is it time to dial down journalism’s latest fad?
Is Twitter bad for journalism?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 25, 2008

See spot run

Candidates seeking the Oval Office are blitzing the airwaves with political ads. But only one seems to be making any traction.
The roughly 205,000 campaign ads that have run on American TV so far this primary season have undoubtedly played a major electoral role.
By LESLIE SAVAN  |  February 13, 2008

On the national affront

An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  December 19, 2007

Suffrage net city

The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007

White elephants

With a crowded field and no runaway favorite, who’s most likely to snag the GOP nomination?
It’s the dog days of summer, a time that used to provide a break from the intensity of presidential campaigns.
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 22, 2007

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O Positive

Can an Oprah endorsement deliver her fans to the Obama camp?
Although the press covers them pantingly, endorsements often mean little — if anything — in presidential politics.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 25, 2007

Factoring in Gingrich

Newt’s expected entry into the race will unsettle the GOP field
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich promises he’ll let us know officially early this fall whether he’ll be a GOP presidential candidate this election.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 11, 2007

Power brokers

Al Gore isn't running (yet); neither is Elizabeth Edwards. But either could be a factor in an Obama win.
As the race for the Democratic nomination enters the summer, there are two figures lurking in the background: Al Gore and Elizabeth Edwards.
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 02, 2007

Empty pantsuit

There's a reason why two new biographies of Hillary Clinton elicit such yawns
I have a terrible confession to make: I couldn’t get through either of the two new biographical tomes about Hillary Clinton.
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 22, 2007

Wishing for more than a wash

How are the GOP front-runners doing in the almighty early-primary states?
According to national polls, Giuliani is leading as the Republican front-runner.
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 13, 2007

Best in show

Fred Thompson’s threatened GOP bid is making things trickier for those candidates facing another debate this week
It looks as if Arthur Branch, a/k/a Fred Thompson, is about to swap Law and Order for the law and disorder otherwise known as campaign 2008.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 30, 2007

The Mormonator

Mitt Romney has a steely-eyed mission to crush his opponents. Next battlefield: Ames, Iowa.
With the single-minded discipline and cold-blooded calculation of a cyborg, Mitt Romney is executing an aggressive campaign plan.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 23, 2007

Size doesn’t matter

Nevermind the revamped primary schedule; the small states can still have plenty of bite
Call it the revenge of the little guys, if you will.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 17, 2007

The shape of things to come

The defining issues of each party’s campaign are being decided now
The Democratic front-runners and the Republican establishment will be making critical decisions in the coming weeks that will shape the course of the race.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 09, 2007

Lost in space?

Will Fred Thompson act the part of the next Ronald Reagan or end up like John Glenn?
As former senator and current Law and Order district attorney Fred Thompson contemplates a run for the presidency, the comparisons with Ronald Reagan continue.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 02, 2007

Diagnostic politics

Will Elizabeth Edwards’s cancer give her husband special grace?
It’s an unfortunate fact of American political life that one’s entire personal life becomes public the minute one runs for office.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 28, 2007

Presidential toteboard: why the odds favor Obama

Black vote + uncommon charisma = quantifiable advantage
When Barack Obama announced his presidential candidacy, there was some wild speculation that Obama might not receive a large share of the black vote.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 14, 2007

Using the Web to stop a war

Wes is more
Wesley Clark is 62 years old. He is a retired four-star general, and is the former supreme allied commander of NATO. He also has a MySpace page.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007

Presidential tote board: The Republicans

Setting the odds for 2008
With all the press coverage of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama you’d think we have a one-party political system heading into next fall’s presidential election.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 08, 2007

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