• September 5, 2013    

    I hate to admit it because it sounds cynical, but I’m not often surprised by what happens in Washington. After years of watching presidents, members of Congress and other powerful characters, one develops a feel for where decisions are going. … Continue reading

  • August 22, 2013    

    What news are Americans reading? This question has been nagging at me ever since the owners of the Washington Post, the venerated Graham family, announced this month they’re selling to the founder of Amazon. I’ve long known how lucky we … Continue reading

  • August 14, 2013    

    It was just a week ago that PBS President Paula Kerger announced that my colleague and good friend Gwen Ifill and I would become co-anchors and managing editors of the NewsHour. And that our longtime teammates Ray Suarez, Margaret Warner … Continue reading

  • July 26, 2013    

    In a scene described as having “the fervor of a civil rights rally of the 1960s” supporters of the Americans with Disabilities Act climb the steps of the Capitol without their walkers, crutches and wheelchairs on Mar 12, 1990. Photo … Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013    

    Protesters gather on Taksim Square during a demonstration against the government in Istanbul on June 25, 2013. Photo by Bulent Kilic/ AFP/ Getty Images. If you’re lucky enough to travel abroad, your eyes can be opened in ways that books, … Continue reading

  • June 13, 2013    

    It doesn’t happen often. But every once in a while, you meet a person who carries the human equivalent of sunshine around with them. It’s the guy or girl who always seems to be smiling — if not outright, then … Continue reading

  • June 5, 2013    

    If you still aren’t sure about how large a role technology will play in creating job opportunities in the future, or whether China rather than the U.S. is the main driver of the global economy, or how worried the younger … Continue reading

  • May 1, 2013    

    Surely it was the first time the word “juice” was used in a presidential press conference to mean political clout. And maybe ever. After reciting a few of Mr. Obama’s recent legislative disappointments, ABC’s Jonathan Karl looked the president in … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2013    

    Copies of US President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget proposal wait to be distributed to Senate staff on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images The very words “federal budget” make most of us yawn. The idea of … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2013    

    While much of the country’s news “diet” this week has been filled with stories about North Korea, the debate in the U.S. over guns, and the college basketball finals, I was fixed on a story about that most mysterious of … Continue reading

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