Deval Patrick, Who Got Paid as Homeowners Lost Their Homes, Wants Democrats to Nominate Him for President

"We have to be about how we bring people in, Deval Patrick said when he announced his late entry in the Democratic field this week, offering himself as the only candidate who could beat the candidates to his left and occupy the middle ground needed to beat Donald Trump. How we bring people along and how we yield to the possibility that somebody else, or even some other party may have a good idea, as good or better than our own." Patrick certainly has a history of yielding to the possibility that someone else might have a better idea, especially when it has benefited his own bottom line. After leaving public office, he worked for Texaco (not exactly the greenest …

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Is an Anglo-American Farce

The great Hollywood director Billy Wilder, who was born in Eastern Europe when his home town was ruled from Vienna, once noted that the genius of Austria lay in convincing the world that Beethoven was a native son, but Hitler was not. Today we see a similar cultural sleight-of-hand, but this time in the Scepterd Isle of Britain, where some would remind us that one of their own is actually one of ours. The satirical British magazine Private Eyes souvenir issue commemorating the ascent of Boris Johnson as prime minister is a hallmark of the genre. The caption on the cover the week of the moonshot anniversary, showing Johnson goofily mugging for the cameras as he enters Number 10 Downing …