March 2013

Gwen's Take: When It Helps to Look Inward

Posted: Thu, 03/21/2013 - 5:00pm

This has been a good week for introspection.

It can be easy to look at Washington's hijinks and see only the shallow end of the pool. But every once in awhile, before they dive in and hit their heads, our leaders actually pause to engage in a little beneficial navel gazing.

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a joint press conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday. [Photo: CNN]


Gwen’s Take: Is Washington Not As Bad As You Think? (Read the Fine Print)

Posted: Thu, 03/14/2013 - 4:58pm

At first I was terribly impressed. While reading this excellent column by my friend Ruth Marcus, I was taken aback by this statistic:  Members of Congress report that they work 70 hours a week.


Gwen’s Take: Washington at Work (No, really.)

Posted: Thu, 03/07/2013 - 7:06pm

The overly-touted snowstorm, dubbed "snowquester," may have had a mind-clearing effect on Washington [Photo:CNN]

And they say there's no more bipartisanship in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday turned that notion on its ear. A much feared and anticipated snowstorm failed to materialize, disappointing thousands of schoolchildren, but the gray skies and empty streets forced by school and government closings may have had a mind-clearing effect.