Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

2018 Predictions

First, take a peak at some of my 2017 predictions. I don’t want to go down the list, but some absolutely came to pass, others arguably came to pass, and others may come to pass in 2018. All in all, I’d say I did pretty good. On to 2018… Baker. He essentially runs unopposed. Healey does not jump in.…

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Make The Herald Great Again

Dan Kennedy has a few suggestions for making The Herald great again. Some are odd, like ditching the website, but this one is good. 3. Turn right. Despite the Herald’s reputation as a bastion of right-wing Trumpery, the paper’s editorial pages have long been rather staid and moderate. The right-wing reputation comes from a few of its news columnists, especially…

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Missing Elizabeth Warren Links

Last week I was in an Internet free bubble for most of the week. It’s pretty amazing the amount of news I missed out on, both national and local. As I was reviewing all that I missed, it appears there was a flurry of Elizabeth Warren related articles. Here are they are in case you missed them too. November…

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Ben Shapiro at Berkeley

Ben Shapiro is a really popular guy. I know this because friends share his videos with me all the time. I’ve never been very impressed with him. He doesn’t seem to deviate much from what I would refer to as movement conservatism. That’s what he stuck to during his latest appearance at Berkeley. He did a good job of memorizing…

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What Happened to Monday

What Happened to Monday is a new Netflix movie set in a dystopian future where overpopulation coupled with scare resources has prompted a law to ban siblings. Essentially this is a variation of China’s one child policy. The government agency responsible for enforcing the law in the movie is know as the Child Allocation Bureau. The head of the…

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