Scott Brown has carefully cultivated a nice-guy image. For many Massachusetts voters, that's all they know about Brown: he seems like a nice guy. But what few people know is that Brown relies heavily on Karl Rove-style tactics and practitioners of his slash-and-burn politics.
My own heritage is a concrete example of what bigotry in hand with indifference to justice can do to a family history.
Anyone who reads Scott Brown's letter carefully can see it for the transparent and disingenuous attempt by Brown that it is to look concerned about the havoc in the financial markets.
In the latest Rasmussen poll, Scott Brown is tied 45-45 with Elizabeth Warren. The voters don't seem to be buying Brown's brutal attacks on Warren, nor do they seem to be buying Brown himself.
How could you spend a $100,000 writing a book about your own life? By hiring a ghost writer. And not just any ghost writer. Lyric Winik, the very same ghost writer Laura Bush used to write her own memoir.
I believe both Senator Rubio and Elizabeth Warren when they talk about their family histories. I believe both of them heard those stories for years in their families and just repeated them. Big deal. No one died. Let's move on to more substantive issues.
Elizabeth Warren is going to keep taking on the big Wall Street special interests that are funding Scott Brown's campaign. Scott Brown is going to keep going to the old school, Dick Nixon-inspired Republican playbook.
In a Washington full of revolving-door sellouts who effortlessly glide between special-interest sinecures and government jobs earning personal fortunes on the payroll of the 1 percent, Elizabeth Warren will never sell her public conscience for private wealth.
Rep. Patrick McHenry wanted Elizabeth Warren to not be head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He got his wish. But now Massachusetts has a fearsome Senate candidate who has Republican Sen. Scott Brown very nervous.
Scott Brown certainly is an independent voice for Massachusetts -- because he's all alone in his support of moving the Sox from Fenway.
It is a major strong sign of momentum for Warren. While Warren considerably outpaced Brown the last two quarters overall, she had not yet outpaced his Massachusetts fundraising
Brown's Facebook page is noteworthy because it demonstrates the tensions in his campaign -- between his moderate rhetoric and his right-wing affiliations, between his claim to be independent of the Republican party and his deep connection to the GOP.
Scott Brown has picked sides in the fight over environmental protections -- if he and his allies were smart, they'd try to let his record on the topic fade away.
Brown's campaign is on pace to lose credibility quickly -- and start looking like amateurs -- if they forget that eight months is a long time. It's time they remember that if they want to live by the polls, they can die by them too.
By routing around traditional sources of seed-stage funding and raising money directly from friends or people who believe in your idea on the Internet, smart entrepreneurs in every community can have a shot.
In a political era where a politician's views or votes on gay issues can flag a broader or narrower view of the world the rest of us live in, Senator Brown should be judged on the totality of the record, not on a single, no consequences vote.