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...

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...

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...

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