| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Maybe I took those high school civics classes too seriously, but isn't there something wrong when the running for and holding of political office is indistinguishable from the kind of reality shows that you hate-watch?
To wit: the tabloid heaven that...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has thrown some weight behind electing Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert, to Congress.
O'Malley is the only governor on a list of more than 30 high-profile Democrats hosting a Colbert...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"What's the second paragraph?"
That is my boilerplate response when someone suggests a column idea to me. "Yeah. Right. But where do I go from there?" Not every topic is worth 700 words.
So, today I will offer a few words on recent headlines in the...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has been elected to the House (or at least that's where we hear he's going). Welcome to your trends report for Monday, May 8, 2013.
Sanford will head to Capitol Hill after facing off against Elizabeth...
| Nov 17, 2012
Last week was a historic one for women. Eighteen women won or reclaimed Senate seats, bringing the number of women in that body to 20. Nearly 80 women now occupy the House. New Hampshire became the first state to elect a female governor and an all-women...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:27 PM
What New York Rep. Anthony Weiner did was disgusting and weird, and his direct lies and attempts to cover it up were inexcusable. But his resignation Thursday after pressure from fellow Democrats (including, somewhat indirectly, President Barack Obama)...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- We Americans like to think of ourselves as a forgiving people, willing to turn the other cheek to offense in the interest of getting on with life. Although the most conservative of us rail against "amnesty" in its many forms, we actually...
| Aug 18, 2013
Compared to other convicted politicians that I have seen, which is a lot, Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi got off easy. But their case also stands out as more tragically bizarre and more pitiful.
Breathtakingly bizarre describes the crimes to which...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One thing for sure about American politics: We are quick to condemn. Just ask Bill Clinton, David Vitter, Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner. But we are also quick to forgive. Just ask Bill Clinton, David Vitter, Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:30 AM
And now for something completely the same: another disgraced official staging a comeback. Eliot Spitzer, the former New York state governor, announced Sunday that he is running for New York City comptroller. You have to wonder if a sex scandal hasn't...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Just how much can the voters of New York City forgive?
Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced Sunday that he'll try to join disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner on the ballot for this year's city elections. Weiner, a Democrat who...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By Jessica Reynolds Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner wants to be New York City's next mayor, he admitted in an interview with New York Times Magazine. Weiner's political committee has already spent $100,000 on research and polling to see......