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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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As governor of Texas and a candidate for president, Perry has proposed to turn Medicaid into a block grant program. That would be devastating for people with disabilities. 

September 26, 2011

Progressives sign a call for antiwar, anticorporate Democrats to mount primary campaigns to challenge Obama and the politics of compromise.

September 24, 2011

As the Fox News/Google debate made clear, the Republican primary is devolving into an absurd contest over which candidate for government office will destroy government most.

September 22, 2011

Is the DC media really this confused about public opinion on taxing millionaires?

September 22, 2011

The Texas Governor addressed pro-Israel activists in New York, telling them he would be a stauncher ally than President Obama.

September 20, 2011

The leading Republican presidential candidates reacted swiftly with dishonest and ideological claims to President Obama’s plan to reduce the deficit by $4 trillion.

September 20, 2011

She's been relentlessly hammering Perry over the seemingly minor issue. What's up with that?

September 19, 2011

Republicans are all excited about the Texas governor’s presidential bid. But they don't know much about the man—as evidenced by Donald Trump’s celebration of his meeting with ”Jim Perry.’

September 16, 2011

GOP front-runner Perry says he “never struggled” with questions about whether Texas is wrongfully executing death row inmates. But the High Court has intervened to say Perry should have struggled with the question of whether a Houston man's death sentence was based on racially biased “evidence.”

September 16, 2011

Don’t believe the line that Perry just prioritizes the economy over the environment. Perry serves entrenched business interests and anti-science ideology. 

September 15, 2011