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Obama’s final pitch

He’s making his final campaign pitch days before an election that is expected to devastate Dems. Read the full story from Politico

William Bradley: California Story: Brown and Boxer Kick for the Finish Line

Is it really almost over? California Republicans’ Golden Parachute Twins, billionaire Meg Whitman and ex-Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, are bringing distinctly odd notes to their closing efforts to catch Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer in the races for governor and U.S. senator. The last Field Poll of the election season places Brown in the […]

Stephan A. Schwartz: Benjamin Franklin and a Modern American Portrait — Tax Cuts, Poverty, and Moving In

Benjamin Franklin saw America as a democratic society: middle class, largely urban, technologically sophisticated, family centered, joyful, and upwardly mobile. The America we try to present to the world was largely Franklin’s vision. But recently we have been oriented more towards Ayn Rand than Benjamin Franklin. And we have been that way long enough that […]