Gail Collins

Columnist for the New York Times

Gail Collins appears in the following:

Adventures of Older Women

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Gail Collins with her new book, No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History

The Eights | 1978 and the Rise of Modern Feminism

Monday, May 21, 2018

Our series on the culture wars decade by decade continues with Gail Collins discussing the rise of second-wave feminism — and the backlash to it.

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Gail Collins on Writing with Humor and Rage

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

When Gail Collins sits down to write her opinion column for The New York Times she tries not to concern herself with the President's latest scandal. 

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The Mourning After Election Day

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

New York Times columnist Gail Collins and a stream of distressed listeners joined us to discuss the election of Donald Trump and what to expect now.

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Sad Sidekick Christie and 3rd Party Candidates

Thursday, March 03, 2016

"Mister Trump" is on the tip of everyone's tongue, as the country collectively exhales after Super Tuesday results settle. New York Times' Gail Collins talks about the Republican race.

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The Highlights, and Lowlights, of the Early Campaigns

Monday, May 18, 2015

With eight months remaining before the first caucus, both Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio have tripped up over questions about the start of the Iraq War. Who is the GOP banking on now?

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Just the Start of Clinton's Announcements

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy over the weekend, but Mayor de Blasio says he's holding off on an endorsement until she offers real progressive ideas. And experts say she will.

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Parks & Recap: William Henry Harrison!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For some reason, Parks & Rec is focused on President William Henry Harrison who died on his 32nd day in office. Columnist Gail Collins wrote a Harrison bio and joins our t.v. club.

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Remembering Mario Cuomo

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Listeners and guests remember Mario Cuomo and reflect on his legacy.

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25 Years in 25 Days: Then and Now

Friday, October 31, 2014

We conclude our 25th anniversary series with last night's live panel discussion on progress with Gail Collins, David Remnick, and Tavis Smiley.

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The Mid 1990s Ruled

Friday, October 03, 2014

But who gets to take credit for the prosperity of the era—Bill Clinton or Rudy Giuliani? Gail Collins, who covered them both from the early 1990s, revisits the impact of each leader.

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Gail Collins on How Arizona Explains Politics

Monday, March 03, 2014

All of sudden, Arizona may be our weirdest state. 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 Arizona's gay marriage and immigration laws, and how its local politics became a national story.

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An Hour With Gail Collins

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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.

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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 C...

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Gail Collins on Texas's Outsize Political Footprint

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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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Gail Collins Explains Texas' Outsize Influence on American Politics

Thursday, June 07, 2012

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 th...


As Texas Goes

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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.

— Events: Gail Collins at Kaufman Concert Hall | June 14, 2012 at 8 pm | Gail Collins at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library | June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 

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Republicans Recount, Recalibrate

Friday, January 20, 2012

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.

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Sex and Politics

Monday, May 23, 2011

New York Times columnist Gail Collins discusses the intersection of sex and politics in light of recent scandals.

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Gail Collins and Andy Borowitz: How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New York Times columnist Gail Collins and humorist Andy Borowitz, author of, join us for an Election Day roundup for the last installment of our series looking at the absurd things politicians have been saying and doing lately, How Did Politics in America Get So Weird?

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