Gail Collins

Columnist for the New York Times

Gail Collins appears in the following:

Changing Roles

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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.

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The Bipartisan Effort on Healthcare

Friday, March 19, 2010

New York Times columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks preview the upcoming vote on health care reform this weekend and discuss the messy business of lawmaking in this country today.

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On the March

Friday, March 19, 2010

The House is set to vote on health reform this weekend. New York Times columnists David Brooks and Gail Collins discuss the messy politics around the final push for this legislation. And, day laborers from New York are marching en masse to Washington D.C. Hear what they want from Congress. ...

When Everything Changed

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New York Times columnist Gail Collins talks about the progress women have made in the past 50 years. Her latest book, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of Women from 1960 to the Present, covers the strides women have made and the minor setbacks they’ve experienced in the quest ...

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Remembering William Safire

Monday, September 28, 2009

His work spanned the world of conservative politics, journalism and the use of words. William Safire, former columnist for The New York Times, novelist, Nixon speechwriter and etymologist, died yesterday at the age of 79. We speak to his former Times colleague, columnist Gail Collins.


What's Wrong With Our Governors?

Monday, July 06, 2009

On Friday afternoon, seemingly out of the blue, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin resigned. Her rambling announcement and strange career choice was only the latest chapter of gubernatorial follies. We discuss the political theatre with Gail Collins, a columnist for The New York Times, who wrote about Sarah Palin and her speech in her Saturday column, Sarah’s Straight Talk. Ms. Collins joins The Takeaway (again!) to review what's wrong with governors these days.

Did you miss Gail Collins' previous visit to The Takeaway to discuss gubernatorial antics? Click here!. And to find out who are listeners nominated as the worst governors in history, click here.


Gail Collins vs. the "Love Govs"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The situation of admitted adulterer Governor Sanford is not unique. From Illinois to New Jersey to South Carolina to New York echoes the sound of gubernatorial apologies. New York Times columnist Gail Collins joins The Takeaway as we take an historical tour of the worst governors and their best antics.

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Of Her Times

Monday, June 01, 2009

New York Times columnist Gail Collins talks about student loans, Sonia Sotomayor, and other news.

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Don’t Break Stride

Monday, June 01, 2009

Anthony Weiner may no longer be a candidate for Mayor, but his work as Congressman continues. He discusses his decision to drop out of the race and his current legislative priorities. Plus, Gail Collins of the New York Times on student loan lender dirty tricks; Doug Rushkoff on how the ...

Monday Morning Politics

Monday, October 27, 2008

Gail Collins and David Brooks, both op-ed columnists for the New York Times , continue their election conversation begun on the paper's Campaign Stops blog.

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Race Matters

Monday, October 27, 2008

30 Issues in 30 Days continues with Issue number 26: Race: Affirmative Action and Beyond. Princeton University professor and cultural theorist, Cornel West, gives his take on why race matters and how the election will affect race relations in America. Plus, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks ...

Political Wrap-Up

Monday, September 08, 2008

New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins and Collin Levy, senior editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal, discuss what's next for the presidential race now that the convention parties are over.

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The Race Ahead

Monday, September 08, 2008

Now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over, the race to the White House enters its final phase. Gail Collins of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal’s Collin Levy discuss the conventions and look ahead to November. The conventions may be over, but the memories ...

On the Campaigns

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New York Times op-ed columnists Gail Collins and David Brooks take their web-only "Conversation" to the air and discuss the presidential race.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX)’s internet support for his run for the presidential nomination didn’t translate into enough votes to win, but he’s holding his own Freedom Rally in Minneapolis during the Republican National Convention. Also, Gail Collins and David Brooks preview the more “conventional’ conventions; tales from a marriage; ...

Campaign Commentary

Friday, July 11, 2008

Gail Collins, columnist for The New York Times, gives us the latest from the campaign trail.

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By the Numbers

Friday, July 11, 2008

As the blogosphere frets that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is moving to the center, his senior economic advisor, University of Chicago professor Austan Goolsbee, explains the Obama strategy for dealing with issues like taxes, jobs and energy. Plus, Gail Collins; New York State Chief Judge Judith Kaye; and witnessing ...

Would you vote for Willard Romney?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, talks about her end-of-the-year news quiz and the presidential race.

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Rudy Meets the Press

Monday, December 10, 2007

Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and Fred Siegel, professor at Cooper Union and author of The Prince of the City: New York, Giuliani and the Genius of American Life (Encounter Books, 2005), look at Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.

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Campaign Spouses Continued

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Candidates’ spouses can get almost as much media attention as the candidates themselves. On August 8, our interview with Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, and Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Cleveland Plain Dealer and a political spouse herself, was interrupted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s press conference concerning ...

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