| 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 10, 2013
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......
| Nov 15, 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 9, 2011
| 3:33 PM
We have many bits of tid in today's Friday Files. But first, an update on the battle between the city of Orlando and the activists atLake Eola.
In Wednesday's column, I made a pitch for compromise in this long-running feud, which isn't helping anyone....
| Jun 15, 2011
| 3:06 PM
It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner.
For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...
| 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)...
| Jun 7, 2011
Greta Van Susteren will anchor the special "Bad Behavior: Political Sex Scandals." Weiner, a New York Democrat, on Monday acknowledged that he had conducted electronic relationships with six women. Weiner initially lied about his social-network dealings.....
| Aug 2, 2011
Rod Blagojevich's political memoir, like many others, is suffering an ignoble fate as its author awaits sentencing....
| Jul 10, 2009
| 11:06 AM
Friday's topic: Have episodes such as the recent ones with Sarah Palin and Mark Sanford affected the public image of the GOP? Or is the damage more likely to be local?
Palin and Sanford are the least of the GOP's problems Point: Katherine Mangu-Ward
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:09 PM
In his Nov. 22 Times Op-Ed article, “Monogamy isn’t easy, naturally,” biologist David P. Barash claims that because monogamy is rare in the animal world, it is therefore unnatural behavior for humans. The logic of the argument is...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 7:41 PM
There are plenty of nice online photos of Virginia congressional candidate Krystal Ball — portraits of a serious young woman in a dark suit, sweet shots of a young mother with her baby girl.
But the ones that put her on the map last week are the...