Margaret Carlson

10/16/2014 - 1:25pm

    Florida used to be known for oranges. Now it's known for political theater, mostly of the tragic sort.

    In 2000, we spent weeks watching election officials hold up punch-card chad and butterfly ballots to determine who won the White House....

06/19/2014 - 12:56am

    Pity Diane Sawyer and the rest of us trying to mine a piece of news or an interesting tidbit from Hillary Clinton's "Hard Choices."

    Hard, indeed. Finding something new is like looking for the vegan option at an Arkansas pig roast. Do you pick the...

06/02/2014 - 12:29am

    Let's hope the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs gets just a little bit worse. Not dying worse, but enough to stir President Barack Obama to forceful action.

    For Obama, a crisis isn't a terrible thing to waste but a hard thing to feel. He's...

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...

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