Margaret Carlson

08/28/2014 - 3:00pm

    Bob McDonnell arrived Monday at the federal courthouse in Richmond, a few blocks from the mansion he once occupied as Virginia governor, to finally present his defense on charges of corruption. Shorn of the security detail and large staff he once enjoyed, and about 20 pounds lighter, he looked vulnerable...

06/02/2014 - 12:28am

    The brew is weaker but still being drunk in Texas, as the tea party there bucked a national trend and toppled more establishment Republicans on Tuesday.

    Tuesday's vote marks the end of the line for two of the most durable figures in Texas. Republican Lt. Gov....

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...

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