Margaret Carlson

09/18/2014 - 4:03pm

    Bob Smith may not have been the greatest legislator in his two terms as a U.S. senator from New Hampshire, but at least he was from the state he was running in.

    That can't be said of the winner Tuesday night in the New Hampshire Republican...

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...

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...

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