Entries in The Scrum by Amanda McGowan

Tito Jackson

City Councilor Tito Jackson joined reporter Adam Reilly and WGBHNews.org Senior Editor Peter Kadzis to discuss the proposed Boston Public School budget, the extension of the BRA’s redevelopment powers, and whether or not he’d ever consider challenging Mayor Marty Walsh for his seat.

Peter Kadzis and Adam Reilly of WGBH News took in this year's breakfast at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center--then sized up the proceedings as they were winding down, along with Lauren Dezenski of Politico Massachusetts and Gintautaus Dumcius of MassLive.com and the Springfield Republican.

Donald Trump is a larger-than-life personality and, barring any major development, looks poised to win the Republican nomination. Our guests this week look abroad at two international figures—former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and former Haitian President Michel Martelly—and ask: could it happen here?

The Brothers Bernstein—Scrum co-founder David and his brother, Bloomberg View pundit and political scientist Jonathan—joined WGBH News regulars Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis to consider the state of the 2016 Election.

McKay Coppins, senior political writer at Buzzfeed News, weighs in on the Republican race for the presidential nomination (and explains what it's like to get in a flame war with Donald Trump.)

Vermin Supreme

He wears a boot on his head, once dumped glitter on an opponent during a debate, and wants to fund time travel research so he can go back and kill Baby Hitler. His name is Vermin Supreme, and he wants your vote in 2016.

Our crack roundtable—or scrumtable, if you will—tackles some of the biggest headlines in #mapoli and beyond.

Michelle Wu

Reporter Adam Reilly and WGBHNews.org Senior Editor Peter Kadzis sat down with Michelle Wu, the first Asian-American Boston City Council President.

It's not easy being green. Just ask Governor Charlie Baker. This week, The Scrum takes a look at his approach to renewable energy plans.


Our usual order of business around here at The Scrum is to ask #mapoli a lot of questions. But this week, we kept is simple: what's on your holiday wish list this year?

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