Gail Collins on Newt and Mitt: KPFK 1/25

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GAIL COLLINS, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, talks about Obama, Gingrich, and Mitt Romney, who went on a family vacation to Canada with the family dog strapped to the roof of the car — and also about William Henry Harrison, subject of her new book.

Plus: HAROLD MEYERSON on Obama’s State of the Union—and Obama’s problem with working-class whites. Harold writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page and is editor-at-large of The American Prospect.

Also: PICO IYER talks about Graham Greene and his masterpiece The Quiet American – a “haunted kinship” links the two writers, whose restless travels and fascinatation with faith suggest some deeper connection.  Pico’s new book is The Man Within My Head. READ an excerpt at the LA Review of Books HERE.