Margaret Carlson

07/21/2014 - 1:35am

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.

    The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing "isolationism" in the country, singling out Paul as "...

03/20/2014 - 2:36pm

    Welcome to the first Republican victory of 2014, which should make Democrats very, very worried.

    In a race to fill the House seat of the late Republican Bill Young, David Jolly, a Washington lobbyist and former Congressional staffer, beat Alex Sink, the state's...

03/13/2014 - 1:43am

    A dystopian nightmare is unfolding in North Carolina. It is what the whole country would look like if you were to marry David Koch to Ted Cruz, with a prenup by ALEC, the outside agitator also known as the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is the group that writes regressive laws, saving right-wingers...

02/27/2014 - 2:19am

    How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador?

    I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations...

02/27/2014 - 1:53am

    Traffic is the new sex.

    Stick with me. Sen. David Vitter, who recently announced that he is running for governor of Louisiana in 2015, is ahead in a recent poll. You may recall Vitter's apology in 2007 after his phone number surfaced during an investigation of the...

02/20/2014 - 3:26pm

    When something bad happens to a rich person, it is never the rich person's fault. That's No. 1 in the chief executive officer playbook.

    No. 2 is that the rich person should use their greater power to make a lesser person pay the price of the bad thing that...

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