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Politics Nov 21Gwen’s Take: When a lame duck … just isn’t
I’ve spent so many years talking about lame ducks in the White House and Congress, and it’s never occurred to me to find out what the heck it means.
Politics Nov 07Gwen’s Take: The midterms’ message
I went back and re-watched our analysis of the 2010 midterm elections and was reminded that even political waves eventually crash on the shore. It’s a huge deal, until it’s not.
Politics Oct 31Gwen’s Take: The Year of the Woman Redux
On back-to-back days this weekend, I found myself covering a woman candidate who was furiously peddling herself — to women voters.
Politics Oct 24Gwen’s Take: Remembering Ben Bradlee
I am one of the hundreds, if not thousands, of journalists able to say with satisfaction and no small amount of pride: “I worked for Ben Bradlee.”…
Politics Oct 17Diving Into The Disconnect
Gwen Ifill visits both sides of the chasm while reporting on a tossup Senate race in Colorado one day and from inside the halls at the Treasury Department the next.
Politics Oct 10Gwen’s Take: Time flies as does the news
One of the best features of my career is that I have gotten to meet and work with some of the most stellar people in the business. From Tim Russert and Jim Lehrer to Bryant Gumbel, Andrea Mitchell and Judy…
Politics Oct 03Gwen’sTake: After ‘After Ferguson’
Our PBS town hall meeting, “America After Ferguson,” was one of the most remarkable journalistic experiences of my career, so I was thrilled to see how it resonated with our viewing audience.
Nation Sep 26Gwen’s Take: After Ferguson – What I Learned
When PBS first decided to come to Missouri to dig a bit beneath the surface, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Would anyone still be talking about Ferguson a month later? What I discovered at the town…
Politics Sep 25Eric Holder: no one forced me out
Almost immediately after the first reports of Attorney General Eric Holder’s impending resignation surfaced today, his detractors did too. “Eric Holder is the most divisive U.S. Attorney General in modern history,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) – with whom Holder often…
Politics Sep 12Gwen’s Take: A strategy in four points
I found myself chuckling aloud at the otherwise most unremarkable line in President Obama’s Wednesday night address to the nation. “This is our strategy,” he intoned. Then he ticked off four points. It was hard not to believe the leader…