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One man is the symbol of Wall Street power. The other rose to prominence as a grassroots hellraiser. One believes in top-down control of the economy and celebrates global capitalism.

In '96 poor Forbes was thought
To be less zealous than he ought
To be on things like baby-killing.
So now he's showing that he's willing

It was yet another Washington confab where Democrats
gathered in a hotel to ponder their prospects.

Blogs

Talking up Pope Francis and unions, the veep lays down his marker.

February 10, 2014

Now that a key player in New Jersey’s bridge scandal is challenging the governor's defenses, Christie is in for a long hard ride at home—not a  presidential campaign.

January 31, 2014

Revelations about how his aides and allies played retribution politics reinforce concerns about the Republican governor's presidential prospects.

January 8, 2014

Despite all the spin about his “reform-minded” independence, the 2016 contender is a entirely predictable political careerist.

November 26, 2013

The independent senator is a reluctant prospect. But he says the times demand a progressive alternative to politics as usual.

November 19, 2013

Democrats need to embrace the senator’s populist policies and rhetoric.

November 12, 2013

The governor thinks his victory will take him far down the presidential trail. Don’t bet on it.

November 6, 2013

In return for allowing the debt ceiling to rise, House Republicans are promoting the agenda voters rejected in 2012.

September 26, 2013

Amend the Constitution so that all citizens can seek the presidency.

August 20, 2013

With vetoes, New Jersey’s governor indicates that he is looking out for himself in the 2016 primaries instead of his constituents. 

August 19, 2013