Margaret Carlson

01/24/2016 - 3:00pm

    Returning to the political stage this week to endorse Donald Trump, Sarah Palin showed that she is, well, still Sarah Palin. With every sentence a mouthful of gobbled words, misplaced modifiers and mixed tenses, all delivered in a high pitch, she accomplished the parlor trick of missing the point while going too far...

10/15/2015 - 9:00am

    Hillary Clinton came out smiling. She used her opening statement in the first debate of Democratic candidates Tuesday to remind people of her not-always-apparent humanity: She's grandmother to a 1-year-old, and also a mother, daughter, and on and on. Paid family...

09/30/2015 - 7:00pm

    Apparently, Americans like duopolies in politics, and we may have a new one this week.

    Gone is Scott Walker vs. Donald Trump. The real estate mogul pounded away at the Wisconsin governor's record on jobs...

09/28/2015 - 6:04pm

    Who would have thought that one of the tears that House Speaker John Boehner shed during Pope Francis's address to Congress might have been for himself?

    Boehner's announcement that he would be...

09/28/2015 - 5:59pm

    On Wednesday, Pope Francis suffused Washington with what Catholics would call grace and what everyone else -- for the crowds aren't just believers -- would call pure, almost child-like happiness. This is what goodness looks like.

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09/24/2015 - 1:43pm

    Women, take heart. Even a misogynistic blowhard like Donald Trump can be cowed.

    In Wednesday's debate of Republican candidates, Carly Fiorina was asked to comment on Trump's recent insult about her...

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