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A Long Shot That Matters
McCain's strong showing during the primaries proved that there is a demand for a third party to revitalize the tired Democratic and Republican agendas. [04-03-00]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Gimme That!
Retailers figured out there's money to be made in the online gift market. [03-28-00]
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dirty Talk
Dr. Laura's appeal to the masses is easy to explain -- she traffics in emotional pornography. But a backlash is growing. Has this radio dominatrix lost her sting? [03-28-00]
— Michael Bronski, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Dancing in Kosovo
One year after the NATO bombing, life in a relatively quiet, former tourist city in Western Kosovo is still fraught with peril. [03-28-00]
— Rebecca Pollard, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Prozac Politics
The public praises U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy for admitting he was on anti-depressants, but a serious illness can still render a candidate "unelectable." [03-13-00]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Vice-Presidential Sweepstakes
The only thing we can be sure of is that this election's vice-presidential picks will be a surprise. [03-06-00]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

There's Something About Lucy
With the rise in celebrity status of Asian actresses and models, one would hope that Asian media-stereotypes would diminish. Instead, they prevail. [02-28-00]
— Michelle Chihara, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Liberal Case for McCain
If a strong showing by McCain in the primaries can force the Republicans to look to the center, what's so wrong with casting him a liberal vote? [02-28-00]
— Robert David Sullivan, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Love Bus
The media loves McCain because he's accessible, but is he the reformer that he says he is? [02-21-00]
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Like Father, Like Son
The loyalty George W. shows to his contributors and advisers may be his Achilles' heel. [02-14-00]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Grow Jobs
With Americans becoming accustomed to high-profile peckers -- thanks to the Starr Report and Bob Dole's Viagra spots -- the taboo surrounding penis enlargement is shrinking. [01-24-00]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Net Loss
The media story of 2000 is going to be the fight to require cable companies to sell wholesale access to their high-speed lines to any Internet service provider. [01-10-00]
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Mudslinging
The 2000 election will be ugly for sure, but that may be what America needs to expose the issues voters need to confront before they select a president. [01-10-00]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Phantom Menaces
Between the fizzled impeachment hearings and finding out that Puffy can't rap, 1999 was a year of Big Deals that turned out to be Not So Big. [01-03-00]
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Highlights and Lowlights
1999 began with the dark cloud of the Clinton scandal over America and ended with a ray of light as Seattle furnished some of the most hopeful political news in years. [01-03-00]
— Barry Crimmins, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Game, Set, Match
The foreshortened primary schedule has served to eliminate all but the safest, most mainstream candidates from the presidential race. [01-03-00]
— Dan Kennedy, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Robot Wars
It's almost the 21st century, so where are all the robot servants that we were supposed to have by now? [12-28-99]
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Labor Pains
The AFL-CIO needs Gore because of his lenient approach to corruption in the labor movement. [12-28-99]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Going For Broke
Al Gore's spending habits may cost him the Democratic nomination, while likely GOP nominee George W. Bush is sitting on a gold mine. [12-20-99]
— Seth Gitell, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Borderline Behavior
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Jeffrey Davidow's murky history in Chile during Pinochet era could explain his Nixonian policies in Mexico today. [12-20-99]
— Al Giordano, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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