Margaret Carlson

04/16/2015 - 4:56pm

    Rand Paul is a pleasant man with an impish grin and a head of permanently tousled curls. And, by presidential standards, he is on the short side, at 5 feet 8 inches, which for the moment adds to the my-mother-dressed-me- this-morning look.

    The...

04/08/2015 - 10:24pm

    Abandon hope all ye women who enter the workplace expecting justice, or just a break. Fifty years after women began agitating, litigating and lobbying to end sexual harassment and gender discrimination, things are a bit better, but the struggle is far from...

03/26/2015 - 8:36pm

    It takes a lot to catch the not-so-watchful eye of the Capitol ethics police. Members of Congress monitor their own ethics, which works about as well as you might expect. The Federal Election Commission regulates campaign finance, but it's as gridlocked...

03/19/2015 - 2:27pm

    Presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie are working the Republican big-money circuit of Palm Beach, the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Aspen. In Jeb's case, it's going so well that last week he sent word to the deep-...

02/26/2015 - 5:28pm

    Jeb Bush is asking us to do the impossible -- forget that he's the son of one president and the brother of another.

    "I'm my own man," he protested at a...

02/19/2015 - 9:33pm

    It was only minutes into an interview with Jon Stewart before a screening of his film, "Rosewater," last November when I knew he would never fully return to "The Daily Show." Working on that heartfelt and effective movie about an Iranian...

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