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Gail Collins

04/17/2014 - 4:41pm

    Let's talk about something cheerful. I nominate the apocalypse.

    You may not have noticed, but we survived an end-of-the-world moment again this week when a lunar eclipse made the moon look sort of reddish. This is known as a Blood Moon, and, in certain circles, it was seen as the Start of Something Big.

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02/27/2014 - 2:05am

    Can we talk about the United Nations? I know, I know. But give me a minute. We don't do this very often.

    It looks as if the Senate is going to fail to ratify the U.N. treaty on the rights of people with disabilities this year. There are, of course, tons of things...

02/27/2014 - 1:45am

    Election season in Texas! They're voting right now in the primaries. And I know you are interested because whatever happens in Texas has a way of coming back and biting the rest of the nation.

    For instance, Gov. Rick Perry is retiring and threatening to run for...

02/13/2014 - 4:30pm

    I don't know if you've noticed, but we're now in an election year.

    Not that one. You are not in charge of thinking about the presidential race yet. Even the people who have to go to the polls first know it's still OK to tune out on that one. I am...

02/13/2014 - 3:39pm

    House Speaker John Boehner has his good moments. For instance, I always enjoy it when he brushes off a question by saying: "If ands and buts were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas."

    Also, there was the time he dressed down one of his members,...

02/06/2014 - 10:00am

    All of a sudden, early childhood education is really, really popular. Everybody's favorite. If early childhood education were an actor, it would be Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep. If it were a video game, it would be Candy Crush or Angry Birds, minus the spyware.

    The...

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