Michelle Cottle

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The Morality Test

Your doctor can read your DNA. But genetic testing raises ethical questions that medicine is not prepared to answer.

Karl Rove's War

By picking a fight with conservatives, did the Republican Machiavelli just ruin his career—or save it?

Dan Pfeiffer

A messaging guru with a competitive streak.

The Listener

Yes, Joe Biden is gregarious. But he's a lot more complicated than his public persona. Michelle Cottle in Newsweek.

Shawn Holley

The first call for celebrities in trouble.

Rick Warren's Resurrection

He was once the hottest evangelical in America. Now, 10 years after the book that made him a star, the pastor wants the spotlight again. This time, it may not be so easy.

Laundrygate!

How Scott Brown bashes a woman without losing the women's vote.

Wesley Clark

Watch out, Ryan Seacrest. Reality TV's oddest new star.

A Liberal Takedown of Texas

Gail Collins talks to Michelle Cottle on what the state has done to the rest of us, and why its paranoia about the federal government is so strange.

The Real Running Mates

What candidates' wives want. What we demand of them. The state of the political spouse.