Margaret Carlson

08/19/2014 - 12:45am

    For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the East Coast and you're an out-of-touch elitist; stay away too long and you'll be asked who's minding the...

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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