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...

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...

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...

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