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Labor Day Best-Of: Gail Collins; Maya Angelou; Earl 'The Pearl' Monroe

Monday, September 02, 2013

Today’s best-of show on this Labor Day begins with New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses her take on finding humor in Republicanism, her time on the editorial board, and her approach to opinion writing. Then, Earl ‘The Pearl’ Monroe looks back on his career at the New York Knicks and at some more recent starting line-ups; we hear about the rich history of the intersection of sports and politics; and poet Maya Angelou reflects on her family. Plus: two takes on gender in the workplace: first on overcoming differences, then on women farmers.


Have Disgraced Candidates Turned NYC Into a Laughingstock?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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.

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Gail Collins on Sex Scandals and Big Spenders

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's always been my own personal opinion, after having more time than is good for me looking into sex scandals in politics, is that people really don't care. They want to know what their person is doing to support the family values that they have but they don't really care much what they're doing with their private life.

- Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times on the The Leonard Lopate Show,.


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Gail Collins on Giving Third Party Candidates a Platform

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mainly, if you've got seven people, five of whom no-one has ever heard of and will never hear of again, sitting there on the stage, you can’t expect the public to feel that it’s going to get a fascinating evening of revelation.

- Gail Collins, Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times on The Leonard Lopate Show.


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Gail Collins on John Boehner's Tan, Van Buren's Girdle

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Congress is set to go into recess soon and that means we’re entering the final stretch of the midterm campaign. House Minority Leader John Boehner may have been hitting the press circuit, but he’s also made it clear to the Wall Street Journal he hasn’t been hitting the tanning salon, telling the paper last week that  "I have never been in a tanning bed or used a tanning product." Collins picked up there in the Leonard Lopate Show's latest installment ofHow Did Politics in America Get So Weird?


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Gail Collins on Why We Need to Know Christine O'Donnell

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This is one of the things that voters really want and need to know…not that you need to know that she was on the altar with the witch. But, is this person that’s running who you don’t know much about, that’s new to your vision, is that person a crazy person? That’s what we’re getting at here.

-New York Times columnist Gail Collins on The Leonard Lopate Show.

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