Russell: What to do in a recession

December 5, 2008
The proverbial economic cherry has been popped — we’re officially in a recession. Reporters have become all too good at semantic tongue-twisting with phrases like “economic downturn” and “dip in the economy,” but finally, after months of verbal foreplay and heavy petting, our economic situation can finally be called what it is. On Monday we »

Russell: This fire might not die tomorrow

November 4, 2008
On this last day of the campaign, we’re supposed to be scared of both candidates. By now we’ve heard each candidate tell us more times than we can remember that the other is too risky. Obama, we’ve been told, would be a risky choice because of his associations and inexperience, McCain because of his seat-of-the-pants »