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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.

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With not enough time for sleazy moves to backfire, opportunists are pulling out all the stops.

October 30, 2012

Which candidate's final-stretch strategy will be enough to win the presidency? 

October 30, 2012

The GOP nominee says there’s something “immoral” about spending big to bail folks out when trouble hits. Americans will be excused if, this week especially, they disagree.

October 29, 2012

Elections don’t change the world—only people’s movements do. But elections can make our work of building movements impossible—and that’s not a risk I’m willing to take.

October 29, 2012

An Associated Press poll says racist views will cost Obama 5 percent of the vote, while pro-black views gain him 3 percent, so he loses 2 percent on balance.

October 29, 2012

Could dark money groups help Romney overcome the Obama campaign’s “ground game” advantage? 

October 29, 2012

It’s not about the sex—it’s about the emotion.

October 26, 2012

Lena Dunham’s Obama ad wasn’t the “first time” someone made a double entendre about voting.

October 26, 2012

Climate change has been discussed during the debates in every presidential election since 1984. Until now.

October 26, 2012

Paul Ryan’s speech on poverty and upward mobility was all stories and spin, and no substance. 

October 26, 2012