Josh Baker

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Good whiskey is never enough

This past weekend, during a lively session of late-night — or early-morning, depending on your perspective — wassailing on a moonlit terrace overlooking ...


Sexuality not a military factor

Gay and lesbian Americans have been prohibited from serving openly in the U.S. armed forces for more than 16 years by Department of Defense Directive ...

Fans should focus on football

' The NFC Champion New Orleans Saints and the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts will meet on Feb. 7 in Miami's Sun Life Stadium in Super Bowl XLIV. But ...

Obama employs same old methods

After three months of professedly exhaustive strategizing with top advisors, on December 1, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would ...

Trial, terror in civilian court

People take advantage of the fact that the Internet is a free space to share information. They post Facebook statuses and tweet updates, links and personal ...

Wards needed for vital city change

Let us begin with the observation that New Brunswick is an incredibly diverse community, comprised of students, small business owners, families, academics ...

Protect workers, not businesses

On July 28, 2005, while working in Iraq for KBR, a defense contractor and then-subsidiary of Halliburton, Jamie Leigh Jones was drugged and gang raped ...

Reform in Critical Condition

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to a number of criticisms leveled against my column of two weeks ago, "Health care reform in dire condition," ...


Bold action needed from Obama

Since his inauguration in January, President Barack Obama has been contending with a number of crucial issues that continue to affect virtually all Americans. ...

America obsessed with 'TMI'

I think that any member of our digitalized postmodern society would agree that the amount of information of all kinds available to us today is simply ...

Welcome to the gun show

Over the last several days, the nation has witnessed several instances of extremely brutal gun violence, all of which may well have been prevented with ...

The dogmatic and the pragmatic

During his highly-publicized first trip to Africa last week, Pope Benedict XVI made an extremely controversial statement regarding the use of condoms ...

Rushing to judgment

I would like to take this opportunity to respond to a number of criticisms leveled against my column two weeks ago by my friend Alex Giannattasio in a ...

When the going gets tough ...

Despite his best efforts and generally noble intentions, President Barack Obama is rapidly discovering how difficult it is to earn the support of the ...

On becoming bipartisan

Throughout the 2008 campaign season, then-Sen. Barack Obama repeatedly promised to bring a new political dynamic to Washington to end our recent tradition ...

Toward a truly United State

This past Tuesday, as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America, we saw a seemingly endless crowd of onlookers and ...


The lamest duck

Last week we saw Americans turn out at the polls in unprecedented numbers, thanks in large part to the Obama campaign's brilliantly orchestrated organizing ...

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