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"...

06/19/2014 - 1:00am

    Today let's find fun ways to talk about the Highway Trust Fund.

    I'm thinking about a game, where players move tiny cars around the board, trying to make money for road and bridge repair. If nobody wins, construction workers will be laid off, the economy will...

06/12/2014 - 3:12am

    Pardon me. I'm having trouble getting my thoughts together today. I'm so upset about Eric Cantor.

    Yes! The House majority leader was tossed out of office Tuesday in an apocalyptic, stunning, incredible earthquake of an election in Virginia that has left the...

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...

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