Gail Collins

07/14/2014 - 2:46am

    The 2014 election year is just kicking into gear, but we've learned so much already. Among the political pointers for candidates of the future:

    Do not attempt to curry favor with the voters by changing your name.

    Scott Fistler tried to improve his extremely remote...

06/09/2014 - 1:04am

    Let's talk about tax reform.

    Come back! This is going to be really interesting. Or at least I will try to trick you into feeling that it's interesting by making copious references to popular culture.

    We should begin...

06/05/2014 - 3:28am

    When was the last time the nation turned its attention to Mississippi?

    "Normally, we just get coverage for natural disasters," said Joseph Parker, a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Southern Mississippi.

06/02/2014 - 12:25am

    We've learned so much this election season. True, almost nobody has noticed yet that there's been voting. But trust me, the lessons are mounting.

    For instance, in Texas this week, the Tea Party had a wave of triumphs in critical primary runoffs. We thought the...

05/26/2014 - 4:59pm

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Time for summer fun! So let's discuss congressional gridlock.

    Really, what did you expect? If you want a barbecue, go light some charcoal.

    It's been awhile since we've talked about...

05/22/2014 - 5:59pm

    What do you think the election results mean?

    The ones on Tuesday. They had primaries all over the place. Stop squirming. Sometime soon, you'll be sitting at a dinner party and someone will say, "So, who's going to take control of the Senate in November?...

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