Gail Collins

08/21/2014 - 6:20pm

    Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old high school math teacher, is now the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidate in Montana. Finally, a strategy for bringing down the average age of a senator, which is around 62.

    Plus, a math teacher would come in handy. "Elect somebody who knows how to count"...

08/07/2014 - 2:50pm

    Well, all I can say is thank God we've got that Highway Trust Fund fixed.

    Congress raced for its August break in a mad scramble, with many complaints about voting on legislation nobody had ever seen ("What bill are we talking about?") and plaintive cries...

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...

07/03/2014 - 4:23pm

    Happy July! Let's see how well you can do on this Halfway Through the Year Political Quiz:

    1. Chris Christie has spent several months wrestling with Bridgegate. One of the key players in the fiasco, David Wildstein, went to high school with the governor. Christie...

06/26/2014 - 4:40pm

    Mississippi has sent us a message. I believe it boils down to: We Want Our Stuff.

    Big election night! As you no doubt have heard, Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican who specializes in sending billions of dollars in federal pork back into his state, defeated a Tea Party...

06/19/2014 - 1:15am

    Mitt Romney is back.

    Don't leap to any conclusions. After all, there are a lot of different ways to be back. You can be back as in "back running for president." Or just back as in "back in the public eye." Or back driving to Canada with a dog...

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