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The Power Grid Archive

September 20, 2010
Obama’s Chief Issue

If Rahm Emanuel departs and the Dems lose the House, who should run the White House?

August 9, 2010
True Compass

With a bold position on Afghanistan, John Kerry could rightly claim Ted Kennedy’s mantle as the conscience of the U.S. Senate.

July 19, 2010
Obama’s Phoenix Act

Just as Hispanics were giving up on him, Obama stood up for what he believes on Arizona and immigration—and passion is good politics.

June 28, 2010
Out, Damned Spill, Out

BP’s hypocrisy problem—and ours.

June 14, 2010

It’s time for the president to realize: He is the one we’ve been waiting for.

May 17, 2010
Oil-Spill Fusion

The gulf disaster may derail Obama’s grand climate bargain—but there may be a radioactive way to put it back together.

May 3, 2010
The President and the Persuader

Obama doesn’t need a progressive on the court; he needs someone who can move it to the left.

April 19, 2010
Taking Politics Private

With the help of Michael Steele’s blundering and a Supreme Court decision, the RNC—if not the Republicans—is fast losing its grip.

March 29, 2010
Parting the Waters

The path to peace leads right through the murk of East Jerusalem. But it just got a little clearer.

March 15, 2010
The Outsiders

They represent change, not business as usual. And they’re … Democrats!?! The ruling party’s three big-state hopes.