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Unconventional Wisdom

Gwen's Take

I am frequently wrong. Now there’s an admission you won’t hear that often from someone who makes a living in Washington.

But this most recent round of primary results reminded me of all of the times I have assumed outcomes and wound up on the wrong end of a prediction. There are sitting members of Congress who still give me the hairy eyeball when we meet because I underestimated them once. This is the real reason I am not a pundit. I hate being wrong, and am so good at it.

On the Radar: June 7, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

June 4, 2010

Weekly Show

A roundtable discussion on how President Obama is juggling both domestic and international challenges, including the oil spill in the Gulf and new tensions in the Middle East.

And the conversation continues online with more on the political challenges facing President Obama as well as other stories of the week. Be sure to check out the Washington Week Webcast EXTRA to get more of the great reporting and analysis you get on air.

May 14, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses a week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, and the upcoming primary elections. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins the panel this week.

On the Radar: May 7, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

The Politics of Panic

Gwen's Take

It felt as if everyone was rushing to the ramparts this week. From Times Square to the Gulf Coast to Greece and Wall Street, the world has seemed positively out of breath.

Part of the reason, of course, is the pace of events. If you weren’t already terrified by the idea of hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil gushing toward New Orleans, you were certainly rattled by the panicked shouting on CNBC Thursday afternoon when the Dow suddenly plunged nearly 1,000 points.

On the Radar: May 4, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: April 27, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: April 26, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: April 21, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar