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Elizabeth Warren Is the Opposite of Hillary Clinton

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), left, and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), left, and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talk during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearingPhotograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Ever since Elizabeth Warren defeated Scott Brown to win a Senate seat last November, Washington insiders (especially Democrats) have been intensely curious about what kind of a senator she would turn out to be. Warren’s political views aren’t the source of curiosity: She’s a liberal.

Rather, the mystery revolved around when and how she would use her considerable celebrity to advance those views, and whether she could succeed in the hidebound, stiflingly hierarchical culture of the Senate.