Margaret Carlson

08/15/2016 - 10:00am

    When there's any question whether Paul Ryan, the U.S. House speaker and 2012 Republican vice-presidential candidate, would win his primary in a carefully sculpted Wisconsin district against a neophyte challenger with ties to the tea party and Sarah Palin, you know the political world is upside down.

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08/06/2016 - 7:00pm

    Silence is not enough.

    Republicans who refused to attend the convention last month got a lot of praise for not falling in line behind a dangerous demagogue. But after Donald Trump's attacks on the Muslim...

08/02/2016 - 11:00am

    The marriage worked. The Clintons fulfilled their long-ago promise of "two for the price of one." Measured by worldly accomplishment, the most dissected, confounding, maddening and surprisingly lasting union in the politics has prevailed, yielding one...

07/31/2016 - 7:00pm

    Bill Clinton had a receptive audience when he took the stage on Day Two of the Democratic National Convention. The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia was still ripe with the emotion stirred up earlier in the evening when his wife became the first woman presidential...

07/30/2016 - 8:00am

    The Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week was a pudding without a theme, except for one mantra that tumbled out of the mouths of every Republican from top to bottom. If you say that you're worried about Trump's impulsive temperament or substance...

07/17/2016 - 8:00am

    In a misguided effort to be fair, the headline in the Sunday New York Times, "Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Struggle to Be Unifying Voice for Nation," made it seem as if the two candidates were equally unsuited to the task. This is dead wrong.

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