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Scolding and Scheming: Politics at its best

Gwen's Take

Updated: July 8, 2011 | 12:00 p.m

The President knotted his tie and strode into the White House press briefing room Thursday to announce that he’d just concluded a “very constructive” meeting with members of Congress.

The View from Aspen

Gwen's Take

ASPEN --Since we established in this space that I am a professional skeptic, I arrived at the Aspen Ideas Festival -- a kind of Rocky Mountain think-fest -- prepared for a pretty dreary recounting of where the nation stands right now.

The Skeptics vs the Cynics: And when it’s tough to make the distinction

Gwen's Take

I am a great champion of the notion that it helps to be skeptical, but hurts to be cynical. But weeks like this one make it tough to distinguish between the two.

Because I strive to maintain my balance, I toss these examples over to you, dear readers:

BREAKING: Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) walks out of Vice President Biden’s budget talks.

“We've reached the point where the dynamic needs to change," Mr. Cantor said. "It is up to the president to come in and talk to the speaker.”

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