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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07/16/2016 - 3:00pm

    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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07/13/2016 - 8:00pm

    Say this for Donald Trump: He can make political hay with whatever is at hand.

    His unique skills were highlighted by the ham-handed Republicans in Congress, who spent their time on the fruitless task of...

07/06/2016 - 5:00pm

    Donald Trump says conventions are boring, especially the part where the presidential nominee waits three days to show up. The star of "The Apprentice" and longtime organizer of the "Miss Universe" pageant knows stagecraft. That's why he's...

06/25/2016 - 8:00am

    The four measures to tighten gun laws that got shot down in the Senate on Monday provided further evidence that Donald Trump can't even get right with his supporters, much less enemies in his own party.

    In the wake of the June 12 massacre in an Orlando...

06/20/2016 - 5:00pm

    Smoke is rising from the Capitol dome and the first responders are missing in action. Instead of running into the building to save it from their presumptive nominee, Republicans are running away. Watch them scurry at the approach of a reporter wielding nothing more...

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