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Debating the Debate: When Words Substitute for Action

Gwen's Take

As Washington’s debt ceiling debate approaches its deadline, those of us who watch and cover it anxiously await its drop-dead date. Or its do or die moment. Or, its my-way-or-the-highway climax.

Skyrocketing interest rates. Huge tax hikes. Bottom lines. Gimmicks. Smoke and mirrors. Ticking clocks.
You name it, someone has said it.

On the Radar: July 26, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 25, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 22, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 21, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 20, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 13, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: July 12, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

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.