May 2011

The Gospel According to Bill Clinton

Posted: Thu, 05/26/2011 - 5:58pm

It never gets old listening to Bill Clinton. Like a thoroughbred watching the race from the sidelines, he is always champing at the bit to get back on the track.

That became clear once again this week when I was invited to interview the 42nd President during the opening session of deficit hawk Peter G. Peterson’s “Solutions for America’s Future” conference.

Dog Whistle politics:

Posted: Thu, 05/19/2011 - 7:01pm

You talking to ME?

The past several days have handed me a cluster of excuses to return to one of my favorite topics: what happens when politicians speak in code. Known in some circles as dog-whistle politics – saying one thing intended to be heard only by those with sensitized hearing – it’s recently been on varied display.

Our Washington Week Panelists: Getting the Story

Posted: Tue, 05/03/2011 - 5:27pm

My flight from Seattle had just touched down at Reagan Washington National airport late Sunday night when I clicked on my BlackBerry. It immediately began buzzing with an alarming stream of emails and tweets.