July 2013

Gwen's Take: Making Washington’s Abstractions Real

Posted: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 4:04pm

I went to a movie a few weeks ago where we were required to don 3-D glasses in order to view the thing properly.

But periodically, I would take my glasses off to see what the screen looked like without enhancement. The screen immediately went fuzzy. I could still see what was going on, but not clearly.

So it is in Washington. Unfortunately, someone neglected to hand out the 3-D glasses to the American people.


Gwen’s Take: Once Again to the Split-Screen

Posted: Thu, 07/11/2013 - 5:47pm

This week’s Time magazine cover landed on my desk just as I was puzzling through another week of split-screen politics in the nation’s capital.

The divided image was of a crowded Tahrir Square in Cairo. With the word Egypt in the middle of the page, the headline “World’s Best Protesters” was superimposed on the left side -- “World’s Worst Democrats” on the right.