In Today’s Observer

Jess Bruder and I saw Bill Clinton in his element, and Hillary not quite as much, at the Clinton Global Initiative last week.

One item that may not jump out of the piece, but that’s worth keeping an eye on: Hillary’s commencement speech this spring at RPI seems to have laid out her most coherent critique of the Bush Administration, one grounded in science, and one that seems central to the way she thinks these days.

Also today, Jason Horowitz looks at Gifford Miller and wonders about the impact of term limits on some of the city’s most promising politicians and the political landscape.

One take: “As soon as they get in there, they are looking for their next job, plotting rather than focusing on the job in front of them,” said David Mark, editor of Washington’s Campaigns & Elections magazine, who believes that term limits actually create career politicians.