John Ensign

Where there's a great risk, the level of excitement and thrill is heightened and there's an effort to push the envelope further and further. The greater the risk the greater the thrill.
What are we to make of these powerful men behaving badly? Are there lessons we can learn from them? I would suggest the answer is "yes."
Abedin -- who penned a longer defense of her husband for Harper's Bazaar prior to this latest revelation -- is hardly the
It's interesting that Monica Lewinsky and Rielle Hunter managed their moments of notoriety without anything particularly
Recent events create an awareness that too little guidance has been given politicians on the proper way to deal with problems that arise when the non-politically ambitious partner in an illicit affair.
Former New York Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner's decision to resign on June 24 following his admission of inappropriate
What if the presumed sex difference in infidelity isn't as set-in-stone as we assume it is? What if power does predict unfaithfulness, but no more so for men than women?
Ensign admitted to an affair with an aide and quit amid an FBI probe into whether her husband was steered work to help cover
The main thing I draw from the Anthony Weiner incident is that the greater shame is in our puerile culture and how the media feeds the frenzy. On its own face their actions are ludicrous and the well-paid media honchos should be equally ashamed.
Although political scandals date to the country's earliest days, attention to sex-related wrongdoing in Congress began in
The rise and ultimate fall of Rep. Anthony Weiner's once-brilliant political career has many elements of a classic Greek tragedy, where the highly ambitious, competent, powerful protagonist suffers a horrible fate.
Though Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner apologized to his wife Huma Abedin numerous times throughout Monday's news conference
In mid-June, 2009, Ensign was preparing to hold a press conference to address reports of the affair. The unexpected last
This week will go down in history as the tipping point on gay marriage. Not only because a solid majority of Americans now support legal gay marriage, but also because the opponents of gay marriage have thoroughly discredited themselves.
"We -- " "Who volunteered?" "OK!!!" "Doctor?" "And this? This is 'the groin.' Everyone?" "Is this gonna be like hypnosis
The list of American politicians whose elevated moral stature doesn't quite jibe with the realities of their marriages is
This week, talk radio pundits, desperate to turn the conversation away from the success of the bin Laden mission, worked themselves into a faux lather over the Obamas inviting Common to appear at a White House poetry night. Thankfully, the Ghost of Sister Souljah Moments Past did not make an appearance at the event. Elsewhere, troubled marriages grabbed the headlines, with news of Arnold and Maria's separation, the Senate Ethics Committee's scathing report on John Ensign's sordid conduct, and thrice-wed Newt Gingrich's announcement that he was running for president. Meanwhile, joke writers all across America rejoiced with word of the extensive collection of porn found at Osama's Abbottabad compound (insert burka double entendre here). On a personal note, my youngest daughter officially says farewell to her teen years today -- Happy 20th birthday, Isabella!
Ron Paul, apparently, is not a superstitious kind of guy. Tempting fate, as it were, he announced today that he's running for president once again -- on Friday the thirteenth.
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