Elizabeth Warren’s Populist Revival

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Advisor Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Reuters Future Face of Finance Summit in Washington March 1, 2011.

Elizabeth Warren might not be at the consumer-protection agency anymore, but she can remain beloved by liberals and progressives if she is elected to the U.S. Senate. While Warren has not officially declared her candidacy, she is already closing in on incumbent Sen. Scott Brown, coming within single digits of him in a recent poll. The Harvard law professor's candidacy provides a powerful rebuke to the Tea Party, argues Brent Budowsky in The Hill—and one that represents the values of the Founding Fathers. Budowsky says Warren is the antithesis of the Republican argument that the Tea Party is the populist movement and instead represents the progressive populists.