Posts Tagged ‘Gail Collins’

In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Note to readers: we will be in Berlin for the next few days, so may or may not get around to our daily opinion-page column. But fear not! We will be back at some point to keep everyone in line. Bob Herbert/Hard Roads Ahead […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Nicholas Kristof/The Terrified Monks The Short Version: Friends! Behold the Indiana Jones of opinion page! In his words: “I sneaked through these Tibetan areas in Gansu and Qinghai Provinces, eluding the troops by taking a local car with curtains pulled over the windows.” Score: […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/Seeds of Destruction The Short Version: Hillary’s message about “electability” and “white voters” is racist. In his words: “The Clintons have been trying to embed that gruesomely destructive message in the brains of white voters and superdelegates for the longest time. ” Score: […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Gail Collins/The Torch en Route The Short Version: Hillary wants to run. So what?   In his words: “South Dakota wants its turn. It wants to have Chelsea visit its community colleges and refuse to answer questions about Monica Lewinsky. ” Score: A- (Amusing) Collins continues […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Bob Herbert/Overkill and Short Shrift The Short Version: Why can’t we get a grip? In his words: “The challenge for the working press right now is to see if we can force ourselves past the overwhelming temptations of Wright and race and focus in […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinions in The Times. Gail Collins/How Will It Play in Apex? The Short Version: It’s hard to say who’s worse: Blabbermouth Bill or The Reverend Wright. In her words: “On the other hand, young voters who have yet to have their hearts broken by a politician find it wicked (sic?) […]


In which The Gay Recluse scores selected opinion pieces in The Times. Gail Collins/McCain’s Compassion Tour The Short Version: The Maverick is a major asshole. In her words: “[H]is reaction does suggest that on his list of presidential priorities, the problems of working women come in somewhere behind the rising price of after-dinner mints.” Score: […]