Gwen's Take

Gwen’s Take | Breadwinners At Work: Rice, Power, Evers & Obama

Posted: June 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Four women who dominated headlines this week could not be more different from one another. But each one, we are told, possesses sharp elbows.

President Obama used this basketball analogy to describe his newly-picked National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Actually, she did play basketball in college, but over time has acquired an even tougher reputation in foreign policy circles. You can imagine how well that goes over in that mostly-male world.

Gwen's Take: The Perils of the Absolute

Posted: May 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I want to own a pair of glasses that will allow me to more accurately see shades of gray.

That way, when bridges fall down, the urgency to find out why -– right away -– will fade. I will more easily understand that it could be poor maintenance as well as outdated design as well as the fact that it got hit by a speeding truck.

Gwen’s Take: The Chasm Close to Home

Posted: May 23, 2013 at 5:45 pm

President Obama gave the commencement address at Morehouse College, an all-male historically black college [Photo: Morehouse College].

I watched the president’s address to the Morehouse class of 2013 this week with special interest. Part of the reason was personal: I had a great time delivering the commencement speech there two years ago. A sea of promising, educated young black men stretched before me as far as the eye could see.

I was certain these men would rule the world.

Gwen’s Take: I See Your Benghazi and Raise You One IRS

Posted: May 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Scandal dominated Washington's attention this week as the White House worked on damage control [Photo: CNN].

It was scandal week in Washington, but because of an accident of scheduling, I had the opportunity to view it through an altered lens.

Gwen’s Take: The Trouble With Making (and Keeping) Promises

Posted: May 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

President Obama at the White House Correspondent's Dinner (Photo: CNN).

President Obama told a really funny joke after he strolled to the podium at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last weekend.

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