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When I picked up a copy of The Boston Phoenix this morning I had no idea I had just picked up its last issue.
This afternoon, the Hub’s long running independent weekly newspaper, abruptly announced it was closing its doors. The Phoenix newspapers in Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine, however, will remain open.
Back in October, Phoenix Communications had changed the newspaper from a tabloid into a glossy. Regardless of its presentation, both its editorial content and reportage was roughly equivalent to that of The Socialist Worker. Last July, when I spoke at an anti-Obamacare rally sponsored by the Greater Boston Tea Party, The Boston Phoenix sent a reporter who was a member of Occupy Boston. Let’s just say he didn’t exactly have an open mind. On occasion, I would write letters to the editor from time to time but mostly it wasn’t worth the effort.
Yet when I moved here 13 years ago, I found The Boston Phoenix a useful tool not only in finding out about to things to do about town but getting to know the city and its neighborhoods better. However annoying its editorial content it was never enough to prevent me from picking up a copy almost every Thursday morning.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?