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Hey, fellow Liberals: we’re scaring the right people.

Third-Wayer Rahm Emanuel was forced into a mayoral runoff, the first time ever in Chicago for an incumbent IIRC. And this despite having a zillion dollars in contributions from people who stand to make money from his reelection, and the backing of some notable (confessed) Republicans. Two years ago, only four Senators voted against the […]

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“Weiss supporters in the White House and on Wall Street were stunned.”

Interesting article in Politico today on how Elizabeth Warren ended Obama’s nomination of rich Wall Street banker Antonio Weiss to be Under Secretary for Domestic Finance.  Warren led the effort to totally shut the deal down – she wouldn’t even meet with Weiss. Some choice bits: The game in Washington had changed. Elizabeth Warren, sometimes […]

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Impossible. They just *can’t* do it.

A couple of years back, then-senatorial-candidate Elizabeth Warren gave a great (and seemingly-impromptu) soliloquy on how nobody in America gets rich on their own – they get rich with the help of the American people, and they owe it to the American people to put some of their wealth back into helping the next generation […]

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Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren assumed control of the Democratic Party

Yesterday, Elizabeth Warren assumed control of the Democratic Party in a bloodless coup. I’m not even sure she was trying. I can’t prove it, but I’ve had a sneaking suspicion for a few days that Elizabeth Warren was about to take the reins of our party, and yesterday’s announcement has helped fuel this thought. At […]

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A Rededication to the United States of America

The United States of America was never a sure thing, and it still isn’t. A little epiphany for me today, on Veteran’s Day: 240 or so years ago, British colonists in America rebelled against their mother country over an idea. An idea! An idea that had been much talked about but little acted on in that […]

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