June 2014

Gwen’s Take: Welcome to the Circus

Posted: Thu, 06/26/2014 - 2:39pm

Gwen sat down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss her latest book, "Hard Choices", among other things for the PBS Newshour [Photo: Newshour].

I resisted. I really did. It was too soon, I argued. Couldn’t we get through the midterms first? Did we really have to cover the 2016 campaign for two solid years?


Gwen's Take: On Liars, Prostitutes and Shrinking Civility

Posted: Thu, 06/19/2014 - 3:44pm

I believe it has been well established in this space that I like politics and generally respect politicians.

Sometimes, however, it is a challenge.

Take Brian Schweitzer. Please.


Gwen's Take | Playing whack-a-mole: Hit or miss on politics and policy

Posted: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:03pm

Had a bad week? One that made you cry? One where you got smacked sideways by a setback you never saw coming?

John Boehner has some advice for you: change the subject.


Gwen's Take: Politics Gets in the Way...Again

Posted: Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:49pm

There are few important issues that are not clouded by a healthy injection of politics.

There is an important discussion to be had about the best way to wind down the nation’s longest war. There’s another complicated debate to be had about what trade-offs are worthwhile when it comes to government intervention in other countries, or in clean air at home, or in rescuing captured soldiers.

Even when it comes to straight-ahead politics, there ought to be room for voters to hear and understand the choices at hand. This week proved, once again, that this seldom occurs.