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The Power Grid Archive

December 25, 2006
The Chicago Cipher

What do people see when they look at Barack Obama? Whatever they want to see. But what happens when he has to define himself?

November 20, 2006
The Dems’ Next War

They vanquished the Republicans. But the fight over how to get out of Iraq may be tougher.

November 13, 2006
Show Me Purple

In the Missouri Senate race are signs that the Bush-era division of the country into red and blue is obsolete.

November 6, 2006
Dem Demon

The GOP is giving Nancy Pelosi a Halloween costume—and she’s plenty scary. But is she really frightening enough to lose an election?

October 30, 2006
Could Jersey Go Red?

Control of the Senate could turn on one of the bluest states—and one of the nastiest races—in the country. And Jon Corzine is sweating it.

October 23, 2006
Could the Democrats Lose?

With these poll numbers, they look like a lock—but don’t forget, they’re the Dems. And winning may bring its own set of problems.

August 14, 2006
George W. and the Dominoes

Iraq was supposed to trigger a democratic chain reaction in the Middle East. Instead—see the missiles over Haifa—the tumbling is going backward.

August 7, 2006
The South’s New Mouth

Rabble-rousing, hard-partying Mark Cuban is the spitting, high-def image of Ted Turner—with technology (and Dan Rather) on his side.

July 17, 2006
The Kos Campaign

Liberal blogs like Daily Kos have made Joe Lieberman their first domino. But without a bigger vision, they may be the ones who fall.

July 10, 2006
Suit 2.0

Back in the nineties, Jason Calacanis was a Silicon Alley cowboy. Now, at AOL, he’s in full corporate harness. Is that the only way for an entrepreneur to get to the top?