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Arlen the Family
So, Arlen Specter is now a Democrat. That's old news.
Will Specter the Defector trigger a Democratic domination, or is his jump the sign of a growing moderate revolution?
| May 08, 2009
Barack Obama is an inspirational leader, a potential realigner, and a racial trailblazer.
Populism has many faces . . . but Obama's not one of them
| March 24, 2009
Revenge of the nerds
Barack Obama's new administration has been characterized many ways — as a return to liberalism, a Chicago Mafia, and the harbinger of a new age.
For the first time since JFK, 'the best and the brightest' are back in the White House. Will Ivy-League intellect be enough to set the country straight?
| January 21, 2009
Lou Dobbs in 2012?
On November 4, the United States will elect a new president. And, on November 5, in this era of the permanent campaign, the Road to the White House 2012 will begin in earnest.
As the GOP implodes, the financial crisis may present a white-hot moment for a third-party voice to enter the fray
| October 16, 2008
If your inner Mr. Memory — not to mention your outer Blockbuster — is operating, you recall The 39 Steps.
The 39 Steps winks at the Huntington; All the King’s Men thrills at Trinity
| September 26, 2007
The 20th anniversary production of Trinity Repertory Company’s All the King’s Men is remarkable, not simply a skillful reprise but a re-envisioning.
Trinity Rep’s All the King’s Men is a masterpiece
| September 25, 2007
Then is now
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Trinity Rep’s timely All the King’s Men
| September 12, 2007
This article originally appeared in the August 20, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mike Barnicle, this is A.J. Liebling. Have you met?
| November 14, 2006
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Anybody who’s read Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men at the very least that it was set in the ’30s during the Depression. But if you watch Steve Zaillian’s adaptation and look closely at the license plates, you’ll notice the date: 1954. Stark r
The director on the campaign trail
| September 20, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
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