Alan: When Elizabeth Warren's election was announced last November, I turned to my 16 year old son and said: "This woman is going to do great things over the next 25 years."
***For an awful lot of us, the highlight of the 2012 election was Elizabeth Warren's victory over Scott Brown in Massachusetts. That's because of moments like this, from the campaign:
"You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.She hasn't veered from that philosophy, and she sure hasn't disappointed in her first year as a U.S. Senator. Jump below the fold for just a few highlights of her first year in the Senate.Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.