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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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The debates show both candidates are more concerned with appeasing the coal industry than saving our planet.

October 22, 2012

Trade policy is about economics. But it’s also about human rights—and whether countries that claim to support freedom and fairness really do.

October 22, 2012

The president picked up a few key swing-state papers this weekend.

October 22, 2012

An article by Lawrence Kudlow in NR suggests the president is trying to “buy the election” because welfare expenditures have increased. 

October 21, 2012

A new report shows Romney broke more rules than Obama during the debates—but if the rules are flawed, should it even matter?

October 21, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: We must choose to move towards a shared conception of justice and social solidarity that differentiates itself from Capitol Hill’s petty electoral games.

October 20, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: With staggering unemployment, Romney’s trickle-down policies are the last thing the United States needs.

October 20, 2012

STUDENT WINNER: American women can’t afford the Republican rollback of rights our forebears fought so hard to win. 

October 19, 2012

STUDENT WINNER: The president needs to reassure middle-class American that he has and will continue to combat long-term unemployment.

October 19, 2012

Lobbyists for mining companies and hundreds of other businesses are taking advantage of the Citizens United decision to pressure employees into voting Republican.

October 19, 2012