Margaret Carlson

02/07/2016 - 12:00am

    That this is a year when everything is up for grabs was confirmed Monday night in Iowa, with two almost equally unacceptable outsiders -- Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump -- running 1 and 2 in Iowa's Republican caucuses. The party establishment would take their own lives if one of them actually wins the nomination...

11/23/2015 - 6:00pm

    Sen. David Vitter, R-La.,has lived a charmed life, surviving the kind of close call that would have felled most politicians. When his phone number was discovered among the records of the "D.C. Madam" in 2007, he was forced to issue a...

11/20/2015 - 9:00pm

    We're all Parisians now, so we should all be adults. Let's bid adieu to the adolescent desire to replace our disappointing elected officials with ingénues.

    That means dropping the pretense...

11/13/2015 - 5:00pm

    The fourth debate of Republican candidates started badly for the front-runner Donald Trump. He was booed when he put down John Kasich with his oft-repeated line that the Ohio governor's turnaround of his state's economy was due to a windfall from fracking. That...

10/30/2015 - 3:00pm

    Even the erstwhile front-runner Donald Trump didn't have fun at the third debate of Republican presidential candidates on Wednesday night. He used his summation to praise himself for at least setting limits to the boredom by pushing the network host to keep the...

10/27/2015 - 10:45am

    About two hours into Hillary Clinton's much-awaited appearance beforethe House select committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, the boredom and outrage cracked through the facade. She began to shrug her shoulders, lean her chin on her hand, and raise...

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