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Can Elizabeth Warren go the distance?

The senator from Massachusetts has long championed ordinary citizens against corporate interests. Now she’s running for president

By Diane Roberts  

Photo: Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

Senator Elizabeth Warren is a populist, Democratic Party-style. She has long been an advocate for ordinary citizens against corporate interests. She was the brains behind the Consumer Protection Bureau, which—until the Trump administration de-clawed it—endeavoured to curtail the predatory ways of credit card providers. She’s introduced a bill which would force corporations to let workers elect 40 per cent of their boards and never tires of slapping down CEOs. At one congressional hearing, she told the head of Wells Fargo, a bank which illicitly…

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