Author Archives: Patrick

Sometime political guy.

Elizabeth Warren is No Dove

Daniel Larison sets the record straight: Enthusiasm for a possible Warren run among some on the left stems mainly from her domestic policy views, and I suspect some people assume that these have to be paired with a less hawkish foreign policy. However, it is more likely that Warren will try to balance any populist positions she takes on domestic…

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Stay Classy, Teamsters!

The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you fucking whore!” Angry that the show had not…

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Which primary is Baker running in?

(I was on WGBH on Tuesday in this segment. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) One of Baker’s most strident defenders was on Greater Boston recently to rally the troops by reminding us all that Charlie is a centrist who is unable to distinguish himself from Martha Coakley, Steve Grossman, and maybe even Don Berwick. The Republican primary is…

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