You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


joanna weiss

More refinement from Brown, Warren

A word on stagecraft at these Senate debates: It’s better when the candidates sit. Somehow, they’re less testy when they’re on their behinds. Maybe they’re just less tired.

That’s one way of explaining why we saw a better, calmer, more articulate Scott Brown Monday night. In the last debate, he seemed tense, flummoxed by the clock. On Monday, he stunned the audience when he coolly told Warren, “I’m not a student in your classroom, please let me respond.” (Snap! You know he’d been holding that one in his pocket.)

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week