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Why Washington doesn't work

By Peggy Binette,, 803-777-7704

Washington Post correspondent Karen Tumulty will offer her insights on why the U.S. government cannot overcome partisan politics and address the needs of the American people in a pair of lectures March 19 at the University of South Carolina.

Tumulty’s public talk, titled “Why Can’t Washington Get Its Act Together,” will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Room 125 in the School of Nursing’s Williams-Brice building on Greene Street. It is free and open to the public.

Earlier that day, she will address adjunct political science professor Don Fowler’s Politics and Mass Media class at 11 a.m. in Gambrell Hall, Room 152. That lecture is open only to the university’s faculty, staff and students.

Tumulty joined the Washington Post as a national political correspondent in 2010, having been a congressional reporter for Time Magazine since 1994. A native of Austin, Texas, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and an MBA from Harvard University. She is married to Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Richter.

Her visit is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and its department of political science. For more information, call 803-777-3109.

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Posted: 03/11/13 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 03/18/13 @ 3:27 PM | Permalink



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