New York Times national columnist Gail Collins speak tomorrow night at the Louisville Free Public Library.

Collins will discuss her new book, As Texas Goes…, which looks at how Texas has historically influenced federal government policies but in recent years has been a hotbed of anti-Washington sentiment.

Collins said she decided to write the book after attending a Tea Party rally in 2009.

“You saw that in Texas so much, there were so many of these demonstrations, so much anger against the federal government.  And I kept thinking, of all places, why is Texas so angry?   They have been setting the agenda for the last 30 years,” she said.

Gail Collins will speak at 7:00pm Thursday at the library’s main branch.   

The complete WFPL interview with Collins can be heard here.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."