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Will the Media Call Out Donald Trump on His Anti-Vaxxer Nonsense?

Dan Kennedy | Posted 09.18.2016 | Media
Dan Kennedy

By any reasonable standard of what constitutes acceptable public discourse, Donald Trump's presidential campaign should have ended on Wednesday at about 10:50 p.m. That's when he set his extravagantly sprayed hair on fire by indulging in some truly dangerous myths about vaccines.

It's Official: Jeb Bush is a Dud

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

It's not just Gail Collins of the New York Times who's noticed that Jeb Bush is making a mess on the campaign trail or whatever trail he's on. That's despite the fact he's always been considered competent (compared to his brother, of course).

The '16 GOP Field Is 'Off' as Kochs Make Tender Offer for U.S. Gov't

Mark Green | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Conason and Clarke debate "Iowa Freedom Summit" and Mitt's failure to launch. Will Walker be the JimmyWho or Bachmann of 2016? With 20 contenders, this contest can't be clown car -- at worst a clown bus. Then: will the Kochs inspire a backlash that helps overturn Citizens United?

Obama Is 100 Percent Right to Throw Red Meat of Lawsuit and Impeachment Talk Back at Republicans

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Are House Republicans likely to actually vote to impeach Obama? No. But you know what? I don't care. Boehner is the one who started this game, the one who has sought time and again to present himself as standing up to the president. It's sweet justice to see Boehner's shenanigans redounding to the benefit of Obama.

Sexy, Vital, Lean and Ageless: The Magic Formula!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

fThe voices of genuine experts are substantially drowned out by pseudo experts. If we treated flying the way we treat weight control, everyone who had ever been on a plane would speak with the same authority as an experienced pilot or the engineer who built the thing.

9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equal...

Real Rancor Shows Between New York Times Columnists

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.18.2013 | Media
Stanton Peele

The subterranean rancor most often referenced at the New York Times is between New York Jewish boys, one conservative and one highly liberal, who neve...

Interview With Gail Collins: How Texas Hijacked the American Agenda

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Martha Rosenberg

Gail Collins says her fascination with Texas began when she heard Gov. Rick Perry deliver an Alamo-like speech at a 2009 Tea Party rally. "We didn't like oppression then; we don't like oppression now," he roared. The problem was, "this was a rally about the stimulus package."

The End Of Seamus?

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gail Collins, The New York Times columnist who has done more to advance the story of Mitt Romney's dog than anyone in journalism, sugges...

Rihanna: Don't Call Her A Role Model.. Don't Tell Her She'll Love Again. But This Baby Needs Some Back (She Thinks)

Liz Smith | Posted 10.03.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

She is only 24, but is right up there in the world of pop icon-hood, giving even the likes of Beyonce and Lady Gaga a run for their money.

Workers Lose in Wisconsin

El Chanclaso | Posted 08.13.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

While the national media covered the Wisconsin recall election, very few outlets reported on the vast difference between funds raised. More often than not, money trumps everything in electoral outcomes and Wisconsin elections are no different.

In Dog We Trust: U.S. President or Dogcatcher?

Sandip Roy | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The photo-op with the dog makes perfect sense in the hurly-burly of American politics. American presidents tend to be elected on the likeability factor. The dog is the ultimate likeability accessory.

Gail Collins' Worst Column

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Gail Collins calls Americans Elect "the worst idea." Gail is a terrific columnist, one of my favorites. But she's clearly terrified that President Obama will lose the election to Mitt Romney.

Election 2012 Goes To Los Perros

Viviana Hurtado | Posted 05.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Viviana Hurtado

BuzzFeed shows a Univision local reporter shooting a promo outside the White House about her exclusive interview with President Barack Obama when...

Both Sides: Obama's GOP SmackDown and Mitt's Mutt

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate the serious and silly: Was Obama's "get-off-my-plane" presser against Iran 'bluster' effective? Does comedy of Maher/Stewart = Limbaugh's smears? And: is GOP race down to 'man-on-dog' vs. dog-on-car?

Jason Linkins

Gail Collins Is Apparently Not Allowed To Write About Seamus The Dog Anymore | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.09.2012 | Media

Over at BuzzFeed, McKay Coppins rounds up a bunch of reactions to Gail Collins' most recent New York Times column, and how much people hate her for writing it. Why are they dogging out Collins?

NYTer's Ultimate Mitt Romney Dog Column

Posted 03.08.2012 | Media

On Thursday, New York Times writer Gail Collins wrote what might be considered her column of columns about her long-running obsession with the infamou...

Dear Rush Limbaugh: I Know You Are But What Am I?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Real progress will happen when grown-ups no longer choose to listen to grown men behaving like children, or defend grown men behaving like children on the grounds that it's "entertaining."

Dog Days for the Liberal Media Elite

Stephanie Sandberg | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media
Stephanie Sandberg

In Gail Collins' column, the Romneys' dog-on-roof story surfaces every few days now, and it lost its startle effect ages ago.

The Problem That's Dogging Romney

Sunil Adam | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Should Serious Female Authors Writer About Sex? | Drew Grant | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

As soon as I cracked opened Erica Jong's new anthology, "Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex," I was overcome with giddiness....

Michael Calderone

How Will The New York Times Look Different On Sundays? | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.23.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When New York Times editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal told staff Monday that reporter Frank Bruni will soon get a Sunday Op-Ed column, ...

Taking on Singlism: 28 Writers Help Me Display and Slay the Beast

Bella DePaulo | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

"DePaulo says that 'singlism' -- a term she coined and for which we are prepared to forgive her -- is not just aimed at unmarried women." -Gail Collin...

Michael Calderone

How The New York Times Will Shake Up Its Weekly Section | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times staffers in the editorial and news departments have been working for several months to reinvent the paper’s “Week in Re...

Some Thoughts on the Donald's Next Letter to the Editor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

After New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote a blistering yet candid column in the Times mocking Donald Trump's presidential aspirations and debu...