Finally, Someone to Run Against Wall StreetI hope she has the strength to fight the corruption that takes down so many politicians. I'm hoping she and Bernie Sanders will form the core of a "new politics" for America.
One of the truly amazing things about American politics in the Lesser Depression is that nobody in political life has been willing to run as the champion of ordinary Americans against the financial wheeler-dealers who brought this disaster on us. Republicans won’t, of course, because their worldview says that greed is good and government the only source of evil. But Obama has also been almost weirdly unwilling to express even the slightest populism.
So I’m glad to hear that Elizabeth Warren will apparently run for Senate. She’s no Huey Long — her manner is more schoolteacher than rabble-rouser — but that makes her more credible. And she’s got the best credentials on the financial crisis of any prominent figure in American life.
This should be edifying.
Friday, August 19, 2011
A True Heroine Steps onto the Political Stage
Here's a post from Paul Krugman on his NY Times blog celebrating the fact that Elizabeth Warren is running for the Senate: