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GIFTS OF THE SEASON:

Gwen's Take

Why Santa likes political junkies

Let’s face it. If you still have to go to work while everyone else is out shopping and partying and hanging mistletoe, you might as well have fun doing it.

Gridlock is not fun. Poisonous debate is not fun. Being attacked by people who go online just to attack is not fun. But this week was fun.

No matter your political persuasion, if you believe that politics well practiced is an exercise in democracy, the final week of the just-concluded lame duck Congress was an eye opener.

On the Radar: December 20, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

The Sincerity Test

Gwen's Take

Polls can be confusing. Americans generally hate Congress but don’t mind their own Congressman. And many of them say they hate President Obama but consider him a good father and a generally likeable fellow.

What gives?

I did a deep dive into two new polls out this week to see if I could figure it out. As I was scouring the graphs and tables, I came across a question I’d never noticed before.

On the Radar: December 13, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

Deconstructing the President

Gwen's Take

I am not much for putting U.S. Presidents on the couch, but there was something about watching Barack Obama striding into the White House briefing room with fists clenched the other day that appealed to the Sigmund Freud in me.

On the Radar: December 8, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: December 7, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: December 6, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 30, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar

On the Radar: November 29, 2010

Legacy: On The Radar