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....

10/09/2014 - 2:53pm

    The 2004 best-seller "What's the Matter With Kansas?" claimed that voters there had it all backward: They were acting against their own interests by continuing to support Republicans whose economic policies favored the rich. Kansans might keep...

10/02/2014 - 4:22pm

   National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell's first public attempt to address the domestic abuse scandal involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be judged a success - but only by comparison to former President Richard Nixon's I...

09/25/2014 - 12:22pm

    Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush?...

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...

09/11/2014 - 2:49pm

    Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat whose seat is a top target of Republicans to regain control of the Senate, walked into the debate hall in Raleigh Wednesday night looking sharp in a gray suit.

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