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  • July 25, 2007
    By Nina MacLaughlin

    If you’ve ever stayed home on Election Day disgusted with your choices, then this new proposal is for you. Or if you’ve ever idled in the voting booth wanting to scribble drawings of the male reproductive system all over the ballot, then the measure under consideration on Beacon Hill is definitely for you.

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  • July 19, 2007
    By Nina MacLaughlin
    Is it just me, or doesn’t it seem odd that the top three presidential campaigns would spend only $6,600 on alcohol?

    The Politico reported that during the past three months, while candidates were cris-crossing the nation hosting fancy events and spreading their gospel, three of the top campaigns (whatever that means) spent, on average, $2,200 on booze.

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  • July 16, 2007
    By Caitlin E. Curran


    In a way, Crocs and Paris Hilton have a lot in common: both are plastic-y and make unreasonable amounts of money; people are obsessed with them (or rather obsessed with talking about them), and no one can really figure out why. The ugly croslite gardening clogs have been the subject of newspaper trend and business stories for well over a year now - we first spotted the apparently widespread fad in its early stages, via Allstonian hipster feet in and around the Harvard Ave area two summers ago - and now they’re experiencing a media resurgence, due mainly to the facts that business is still booming for the Crocs company, and, more importantly, George W.

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  • July 12, 2007
    By Ian Sands

    Two weeks ago, the Phlog reported on Rudy Giuliani's replacement of his disgraced South Carolina campaign chairman, Thomas Ravenel, with the alleged coke dealer’s dear old racist dad, Arthur “NAACP=National Association of Retarded Persons” Ravenel. Recently, the presidential hopeful’s hiring policies have been called into question yet again.

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  • June 27, 2007
    By Ian Sands

    It’s probably for the best that former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel stepped down from his post as state chairman of Giuliani’s presidential campaign last week: getting indicted on cocaine distribution charges can take up a lot of your time — like, say, up to twenty years in federal prison. But Giuliani proved eager to retain his ties to the politically powerful family, quickly appointing Thomas’s father, Arthur Ravenel, Jr.

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  • May 24, 2007
    By Ian Sands

    Congrats Mary Cheney on your new baby boy! One piece of advice for you: Remember to keep him away from Grandpa Dick. It’s not that we’re concerned he won’t love the little guy as much as his other six grandkids, we’re just worried that he’ll eat him.

  • May 20, 2007
    By Ian Sands

    "It's a little hard to know, but I think it's a fair statement to say this is not necessarily a fatal injury, he doesn't have to die." That’s Dr. Thomas Scalea, head physician at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center, speaking about how modern technology might have saved Abraham Lincoln at a UMD School Of Medicine conference on the deaths of historic figures.

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  • May 14, 2007
    By Ian Sands
    In what has to be the most incendiary press release we’ve received today at the office, Harvard-based group the Alliance for Justice in the Middle East announced that “activists and community members will converge today at Harvard Business School (HBS) in search of notorious war criminal Dan Halutz, last spotted there attending an executive management course.

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  • February 17, 2007
    By Carly Carioli

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