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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."