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Mike Gravel

  1. vision 2020
    Gravel ’20 Is DoneIt was an improbable social-media based effort run by teenagers bristling with hostility to the “American empire,” but they made a mark.
  2. vision 2020
    Marianne Williamson Gives a Loving Lift to Fellow Peacemonger Mike GravelWhen’s the last time a candidate helped a rival raise money? Never?
  3. vision 2020
    Mike Gravel, an 88-Year-Old Dark Horse 2020 Candidate Who’s a Hit With the TeensGravel has always been unconventional, going back to his days as a high-profile Senate opponent of the Vietnam War.
  4. in other news
    Columbia Students Unimpressed With Obama Girl Lecture … and OutfitObama Girl addressed a class on the American presidency at the Ivy League school yesterday, and some students were a wee bit irked.
  5. early and often
    We Do Not Understand What the Hell Mike Gravel Is Talking AboutThe star of last week’s Democratic presidential debate was a fringe contender Mike Gravel, 77, a former Alaska senator, who became a blogosphere sensation for saying that it should be a felony for Dubya & Co. to stay in Iraq. (He also drew laughs when he said the leading candidates scare him because they won’t rule out bombing Iran. “Who are we planning to nuke?” he asked Barack Obama. “I’m not planning to nuke anybody right now, Mike,” responded the Illinois senator.) Gravel — it’s pronounced gra-VELL — is a Columbia alum who drove a New York City cab while a student, and he’s back in town for appearances on The Colbert Report tonight and the Today show tomorrow morning. We spoke to him before he left his Virginia apartment, which doubles as his campaign headquarters — and we hope Colbert’s interview goes better than ours did.