Gail Collins

10/30/2014 - 2:26pm

    There's a TV ad that's been running in Louisiana:

    It's evening and a mom is tucking in her baby. Getting a nice text from dad, who's away on a trip. Then suddenly - dark shadow on a window. Somebody's smashing the front door...

10/30/2014 - 1:55pm

    Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It's great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander.

    Candidates are re-interpreting their old...

10/16/2014 - 1:28pm

    Right now you are probably asking yourself: What should I be looking for in a candidate this election year? Excellent attendance at committee hearings? The ability to write an economic plan from scratch? An affinity for poultry?

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10/09/2014 - 3:11pm

    Let's consider the walrus crisis.

    They're piling up in Alaska. About 35,000 walruses have formed what looks to be a humongous brown ball along the northern coast. A mass of critters, some...

10/09/2014 - 2:54pm

    There was this at the Senate debate in Iowa on Sunday:

    "I will fight hard to protect Social Security and Medicare for seniors like my mom and dad because our Greatest Generation has worked...

10/02/2014 - 4:22pm

    On Miami Beach, rising sea levels have interesting consequences. The ocean periodically starts bubbling up through local drainpipes. By the time it's over, the concept of "going down to the water" has extended to stepping off the front porch...

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