Russell Baker

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Gen Jones rules

One of the major themes of Barack Obama's political philosophy has been that it's time for America to move beyond the Baby Boom Generation's petty partisanship.
But will they be practical problem solvers or scatterbrains on steroids?
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 18, 2009

Appearing Act

Barack Obama is ubiquitous.
Obama's 'personal presidency' is overexposing the Commander in Chief, and painting him into the corners of the Oval Office.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 04, 2009

Twisted debate

Perhaps you didn’t even know Allen has a challenger in his bid to take on Republican US Senator Susan Collins in November.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2008

All talk, no action

This article originally appeared in the January 26, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Aural sex comes of age
By MICHAEL MATZA  |  January 23, 2007

King of the freaks

I’d like to honor the best of the recently deceased political campaigns. Unfortunately, “best” turned out to be in short supply this year, but there was a surplus of worst. And I have just the prize for that.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 08, 2006

Bottoms of barrels

There are two gubernatorial candidates on the November ballot who definitely shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 14, 2006


Steering off course

We recommend the course taught by the indie filmmaker, the course inspired by a Daily Show regular, and the course considered “experimental.”
Some classes sound like so much fun they might as well be extracurricular
By ELLEE DEAN  |  May 08, 2006