Tag Archives: Elizabeth Warren

Moving beyond zero-sum politics

It’s hard not to feel good about last Tuesday’s election results. Winning beats losing. Trying to tout losing by special congressional elections by ever-narrower margins doesn’t cut it.  Never mind that Virginia trends blue anyway and voted Democratic the last … Continue reading

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Secrecy tips the case of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Obama’s proposed trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has me in a quandary.  I’ve long held that free trade benefits everyone in the long run.  It’s what happens in the short run that can be daunting.  Reduce or eliminate barriers … Continue reading

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Tom Brady’s punishment – Oh, nooooo

I long ago gave up my belief in the Easter bunny. (The rabbits who regularly destroy my garden took care of that.) Santa Claus is a relic of a decades-past childhood. But now, harsh reality demands that I can no … Continue reading

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Election 2014 – is consensus as remote as ever?

Tip O’Neill famously said all politics is local.  Yesterday, Republicans won big by turning that adage on its head. They nationalized state races and turned President Obama’s unpopularity and his administration’s failures into anvils around the necks of Democratic candidates.  … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast: more love-in, less roast

Southie’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day breakfast was anything but traditional yesterday.  A testament to the new Boston, a majority-minority city, the breakfast was hosted for the first time ever by a woman, a person of color, a Haitian-American, and a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: too much too soon?

Elizabeth Warren insists she is not running for President, most recently this past Sunday on Channel 5’s On the Record program. This is a good thing.  There’s been too much  bandwagon buzz about a possible Warren presidential candidacy, with even … Continue reading

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What’s in your wallet? Can you say Governor Alec Baldwin?

Ronald Reagan. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Clint Eastwood. Sonny Bono, Al Franken.  All actor/ entertainers who won roles as politicians in real life. Now here comes Alec Baldwin.  His MSNBC show , Up Late, which debuts tonight, may be the next step in … Continue reading

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