Posted: May 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm
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.
Posted: May 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm
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.
Posted: May 3, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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.
Posted: April 29, 2011 at 10:32 am
Imagine how proudly gratified I was this week to scroll through my Twitter feed and discover that Barack Obama and Sarah Palin have so much in common.
Posted: April 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm
I once covered a politician who was a very certain man.
He remained convinced throughout his public career that he knew best – certainly better than any naysayer, political opponent or reporter.
His certainty got things done, but you had to accept that his priorities and values were the correct ones. He acted first and accepted – but did not welcome -- questions later. He was a Democrat, but only because that’s how you got elected in Baltimore. And he was unwavering.