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...

05/18/2014 - 11:23pm

    The American economy has gone through some tough times lately. But, happily, we still lead the world in the production of corn, soybeans, beef, cheese and stories about Hillary Clinton.

    Clinton has become famous in a unique, remarkable way. She's practically an...

05/15/2014 - 4:11am

    Our topic for today is state tourism slogans.

    Perhaps that's not what you had in mind. Perhaps you are from North Dakota ("Legendary") or North Carolina ("Beauty Amplified") and are already so self-satisfied you see no reason to worry about the...

05/12/2014 - 5:31am

    This election season is going to be all about women.

    OK, not entirely. Men will be involved on many significant levels, like running the network of oligarchs who take advantage of our weakened campaign finance laws to manipulate the American democratic process in...

05/08/2014 - 9:13pm

    Alas, poor J.D. Winteregg. We knew him . um, actually not very well at all.

    Winteregg ran as a Tea Party challenger to the House speaker, John Boehner, in this week's Ohio primaries. He only got about 22 percent of the vote. So he's gone, politically speaking...

05/04/2014 - 11:38pm

    It's sad what a million dollars has fallen to.

    I have been thinking about this recently, ever since The Times had an article about Jeb Bush's scramble to make up for the fact that he left the governorship of Florida with a net worth of only $1.3 million.

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