Margaret Carlson

07/21/2014 - 1:35am

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.

    The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing "isolationism" in the country, singling out Paul as "...

05/26/2014 - 5:05pm

    Monday morning, Jill Abramson kept a promise she'd made months ago to deliver the commencement address at Wake Forest University. She had every reason to cancel. She didn't.

    She said little about her firing as editor of the New York Times less than a week...

05/18/2014 - 11:27pm

    An essay in Vanity Fair last week taught us more about Monica Lewinsky than we had learned since Ken Starr wrote his sordid x-rated report in 1998.

    She has gained some wisdom from her brush with infamy. Her ostensible reason for writing now is to help those who have...

05/08/2014 - 9:12pm

    There was a rumble in North Carolina among the factions of the Republican party on Tuesday. The establishment won.

    Speaker of the North Carolina House Thom Tillis beat back conservative challenges Tuesday to win with more than the 40 percent he needed to avoid a...

05/04/2014 - 11:46pm

    Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there.

    At the...

04/27/2014 - 11:42pm

    There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill."

    Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years, which...

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