This live interview with Gail Collins originally aired on July 16th, 2013. An edited version was aired on September 2, 2013 as part of a best-of episode of the Brian Lehrer Show timed for Labor Day.
Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2012), talks about Texas Governor Rick Perry and Wendy Davis, the Weiner/Spitzer candidacies, plus your calls.
With ex-politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Vito Lopez all eyeing spots on the ballot this fall, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wonders whether politics in New York City has become a punchline to the rest of the country.
Gail Collins talks to Leonard Lopate about American politics and the disproportional influence of Texas, which has become the model for not just the Tea Party but also the Republican Party.
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As the saying goes, "Everything's bigger in Texas." In her new book, "As Texas Goes...," Gail Collins, author and op-ed columnist for our partner The New York Times, discovers that this statement also applies to the Lonestar State's influence on American politics.
Gail Collins talks about her book, As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda and how ideas from Texas, more than the East or West coasts, drive U.S politics.
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Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and author of William Henry Harrison: The American President Series: The 9th President, 1841, talks about the revised Iowa results and the end of Rick Perry's campaign.
New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins us for another installment of our series looking at the outlandish things politicians have been saying and doing lately, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?
New York Times columnist Gail Collins on foolish things politicians have said, for our series “How Did Politicals in America Get So Weird?”
Let us know some of the most outlandish things you've heard from a politician recently!
New York Times columnist Gail Collins is back to share some of her favorite examples of outlandish things politicians have been saying recently.
Today is the first of our weekly series with New York Times columnist Gail Collins, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird? We'll review the dishonest, distracting or just downright silly things politicians are saying as we head into the 2010 elections.
New York Times columnist Gail Collins offers her bemused take on state and national politics and then she and Lisa Belkin of Motherlode talk about what’s changed for women and men since the women's movement of the 1960’s.
Gail Collins’ most recent book is When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. Lisa Belkin’s article "Judging Women" is in this week’s New York Times Magazine.