Gail Collins

08/28/2014 - 3:45pm

    It's a tribute to the level of terrible news we've been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell.

    The former governor...

08/07/2014 - 3:11pm

    Let's talk about something cheerful. How about impeachment?

    Hey, it's been a depressing month for news. If you want to look on the bright side, you've got to work with what you've got.

    The possibility of...

08/07/2014 - 2:50pm

    Well, all I can say is thank God we've got that Highway Trust Fund fixed.

    Congress raced for its August break in a mad scramble, with many complaints about voting on legislation nobody had ever seen ("What bill are we talking about?") and plaintive cries...

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.


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...

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