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The Power Grid Archive

December 1, 2008
The Closest of Frenemies

In all the dizzying personal and political complexities of Hillary at State, one thing is clear: Obama has nerve.

November 17, 2008
Let the Infighting Begin

He won by being No Drama Obama. Should he now stir some up?

November 10, 2008
2012? You Betcha!

And she’ll be a stronger candidate than you think. Does Sarah Palin have Reagan potential?

October 27, 2008
The Right’s Class War

The prospect of a McCain loss has the Republican Party angrily turning on itself. Can the eggheads and the Joe Six-Packs get along?

October 20, 2008
Barack’s Cool Pop

He spent months trying to find the right economic voice. And his steady, understated, optimistic populism arrived just in time.

October 13, 2008
How McCain Lost His Brand

From maverick to crank in an instant.

September 29, 2008
Obama’s Opening

The first debate is on McCain’s favored ground: foreign affairs—which presents his opponent with a large opportunity.

September 22, 2008
The Wal-Mart Frontier

“Wal-Mart moms” may be the key to this election. And a certain gun-toting governor in red shoes is selling them what they want.

September 1, 2008
The Hill-Bill Show

They could make the convention in Denver a nightmare for Obama—but here’s why they probably won’t.

August 11, 2008
The Low-Road Warrior

Mudslinging will damage McCain’s brand—but it may be the only way he can win.