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...

04/13/2014 - 8:24pm

    Gentlemen, raise a glass to Equal Pay Day. You've won again. You are still making about 25 percent more than the woman next to you who is pushing the same pencil, tapping the same computer keys, devising the same software or screwing in the same widget. Each year, a date in April is selected to illustrate...

04/07/2014 - 2:30am

    Lawyering-up used to be a sign of guilt. Hiring lawyers to try to pre-empt a raft of independent investigations is a sign of futility.

    On Thursday, we got the results of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inquiry into himself; General Motors has just announced a...

04/03/2014 - 1:12am

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part.

    Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its...

03/27/2014 - 3:03am

    Republicans are feeling so heady about running against Obamacare that they're thrilled that Scott Brown is all but certain to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Yes, you heard right, the former one-term senator from Massachusetts who lost to newcomer Elizabeth Warren in 2012 announced at a...

03/20/2014 - 2:44pm

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair's trial on sexual assault charges began the day after the Senate blocked a bill that would change the way such cases are handled. Sinclair, the former deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and a onetime rising star in the Army, is Exhibit A in why the current system...

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