Posted: October 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm
Gwen Ifill interviewed Massachusetts senate race candidates Scott Brown (R) and Elizabeth Warren (D) earlier this week in a segment for Newshour.
Posted: October 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Watching FRONTLINE’S “The Choice 2012” this week, I was reminded how drastically different the 2012 candidates for president are.
Posted: October 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm
One of the most enduring tropes in political language is the use of the term “trickle down.”
It was widely used to describe Ronald Reagan’s budget, which was based on the idea that cutting taxes at the top could benefit those in the middle and at the bottom.
At this week’s debate, Mitt Romney went with a variation of the term, accusing President Obama of supporting “trickle down government.”
But the real trickle down this election year can be found in a handful of down-ballot races that could tip the partisan balance in Congress, especially in the Senate.
Posted: October 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm
First published in the September 30, 2012 edition of the Washington Post.
(Gwen Ifill moderates the 2008 vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin and Joe Biden).
Posted: September 28, 2012 at 10:55 am
ST LOUIS -- I haven't been to the circus in awhile, but this election year has provided me with top flight seats from which to view political high wire acts.