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Gail Collins

Sputnik and Charter Schools: Neither Has Moved American Education Off Center

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The failures in American education are due to fundamental aspects of American society -- our religiosity, spirituality, and irrationality, and our failure to integrate African-Americans into the mainstream.

MSNBC's Education Nation Meant Nothing

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stanton Peele

During its education week, Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie, presented the ubiquitous Arne Duncan with some obvious doubts about this whole Education Nation enterprise.

Meryl Streep Gets Historical

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gerit Quealy

Meryl Streep's recent speech pointed out the ridiculous fact that we still don't have an actual National Women's History Museum. The bill that would make it possible has been submitted every year for seven years.

Wall Street, Nuclear Weapons, MLK Jr., and the Road From Ruin

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.

Viral Videos and the Alabama Elections

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

In Saturday's New York Times, Gail Collins gives a summary of viral videos that have gone around over the past month leading up to Tuesday's Republica...

International Women's Day: 13 Essential Books On Equality For Women (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

It's International Women's Day and the theme this year is equal rights, equal opportunity and progress for all. HuffPost editors chose a few books tha...

"When Everything Changed" ... for the better

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellen Snortland

Columnist's book offers an overview of the progress made by women and girls over the past half-century Note: This post appears both here and in my co...

When Everything Changed, by Gail Collins

Elaine Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elaine Showalter

Collins uses her great sense of revealing anecdotes, engaging personalities, representative case histories, resonant stories, and startling details to defamiliarize a decade we thought we remembered.

Obama Has Off-The-Record Lunch With Journalists At White House

Politico | Posted by Michael Calderone 03:13 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The attendees for Friday's lunch were as follows: CNN's David Gergen, Washington Post's Chris Cillizza, Newsweek's Jon Meacham and Howard Fineman, the...

Getting Lost in the Land of Twitter

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith C. Carroll

Twitter can now count me among its millions of users. What I'm really supposed to be doing on Twitter though, is still a bit of a mystery to me.

Fearless Predictions for 2010 and Other Magical Thinking

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Tom Friedman will realize that he's losing his success rate to the average stopped clock and retire to focus on writing non-political travel books. They will be very short. But somehow still turgid.

No Slacks In The Office: Gail Collins And Lesley Stahl Relive the Birth of Feminism

wowOwow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With the release of When Everything Changed, Gail Collins's new book, Lesley and Gail recount the amazing revolution of American women from 1960 to th...

What is Work? Gail Collins: When Everything Changed

Sharon Glassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sharon Glassman

The women in When Everything Changed are gutsy, goal-setting, game-changing, God-chatting, family-loving individuals who share a belief in Change - and an enduring, if irrational love of sexy shoes.

The Most Important Women's Rights Legislation in History? To Some, It Was Just a Joke

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Petrocelli

It's common wisdom among political scientists that any fundamental social change requires a change in public attitude before it can be enshrined into law. Don't rush too fast, experts advise.

The New Normal: Die Childless at Thirty

Joan Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joan Williams

Men have lost three-fourths of the jobs during the Great Recession, making women's wage work more important than ever. Our public policy hasn't caught up.

Members Only: Journalism Clubs

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Desperate to stay alive, beleaguered newspaper executives first tried to monetize their content. Now they're desperately trying to monetize their journalists.

Boys Bite Beast

Ellen Snortland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Snortland

Women and girls need men and boys who are willing to articulate the injustice they see toward their mothers, sisters, daughters and wives.

Spinning Health Care: A Bad Case of Vertigo

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

A "public plan" coexisting with the private health insurance system is inherently reconciled to major inequality in access to health care.

Jason Linkins

David Brooks: Obama Is Too Busy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Brooks recycled one of those weird ideas that's been buzzing around the mediasphere -- that Obama has so much to worry about with the economic crisis that he cannot possibly have any time or energy to expend on anything else.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 19. 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Well, in other news, if you were girding yourself for the coming California Budgetocalypse - it's apparently okay to stand down. At least for a littl...

Save The Books! Famous People (and Others) Tell You What Books To Buy

Glynnis MacNicol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Glynnis MacNicol

I reached out to a few well-known types (Fred Armisen, Brian Williams, Arianna, to name a few) who were generous enough to offer their holiday book recommendations. Let the recommending begin!

Bailing Out Dan Quayle

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Jenkins

The battle over the bailout of some segments of the US auto industry has become increasingly defined in terms of class, but this hides the fact that the same type of players will benefit from both bailouts.

NYT Columnist: Bush And Cheney Should Resign Now

New York Times | Gail Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thanksgiving is next week, and President Bush could make it a really special holiday by resigning. Seriously. We have an economy that's crashing and ...

Red State or Blue State: Your Vote Counts

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

If you're a Republican voter in a Democratic-leaning state, or a Democratic voter in Republican territory, is your vote in vain?

McCain: They Don't Like Him, They Really Don't Like Him

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The expectations McCain brought to the race were impossibly high to fulfill, thanks to decades of media cheerleading and his ability to believe in his own hype.