Margaret Carlson

02/07/2016 - 12:00am

    That this is a year when everything is up for grabs was confirmed Monday night in Iowa, with two almost equally unacceptable outsiders -- Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump -- running 1 and 2 in Iowa's Republican caucuses. The party establishment would take their own lives if one of them actually wins the nomination...

01/24/2016 - 3:00pm

    Returning to the political stage this week to endorse Donald Trump, Sarah Palin showed that she is, well, still Sarah Palin. With every sentence a mouthful of gobbled words, misplaced modifiers and mixed tenses, all delivered in a high pitch, she accomplished the...

01/18/2016 - 5:00pm

    Hillary Clinton romped through the first three Democratic presidential debates: a clear front- runner with the wind at her back. The going could get a lot rougher in the fourth forum on Sunday, the last before primary voting actually begins. She's taken a lot of...

01/09/2016 - 8:00pm

    It's now clear that a big chunk of voters, especially working-class men, are behind Donald Trump, no matter what. These are the kinds of people who work two jobs, if they're lucky enough to have them, and still can't afford college or sports gear for their...

12/20/2015 - 8:00pm

    Donald Trump hyped the fifth debate of Republican candidates as if it were a heavyweight champion fight and he was defending his title. Yet for the first 20 minutes, the front-runner seemed barely to be there, not hitting anyone who didn't hit him first. When the...

12/04/2015 - 11:00pm

    With little more than an endorsement from the Manchester Union-Leader this weekend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential quest has come back to life. In recent years, the tap hasn't been worth much -- just ask Newt Gingrich. But for Christie, it's...

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