Margaret Carlson

10/30/2014 - 1:52pm

    Alaska is known for having the economy of a petrostate, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling. Oh, and Sarah Palin.

    A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a...

07/14/2014 - 3:00am

    Every so often, we get a poignant reminder of what has been lost now that letter writing has been replaced by texting, emoticons or nothing at all, if you're a politician afraid to commit anything to paper for fear it will show up on page one or be read aloud by a committee chairman on a tear.

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06/23/2014 - 3:51pm

    The tea party, joined by right-wing populists who just don't want to take it anymore, took out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor last week, and they didn't even get a lousy T-shirt for their trouble.

    Before you could say "Beltway," the third-ranking...

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....

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