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Maureen Dowd

Mary, Martha And The Masters

Lisa Hickman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Lisa Hickman

What would Jesus do at the Masters? For Luke, the story of Mary and Martha is the answer to that question. While the reception history of this text has relegated it to the kitchen, the original intent of Luke was much more revolutionary.

Mitt Romney Has Been Asked To Host 'SNL'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.15.2012 | Comedy

Now that Mitt Romney's general election campaign is breathing air, will he soon be "live, from New York"? The Republican presidential candidate has be...

Constitution Check: Would an Elected Supreme Court Get More Respect?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Among scholars who want the U.S. Supreme Court changed, most want term limits, not elections. The reason seems obvious, given the politics of the day.

Gray Lady Bigotry -- The Acceptable Exception

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

In her March 18 column, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote a scathing and nasty indictment of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney based on his...

Dowd, Hillary and the Feminist Champion

Ben Zweifach | Posted 05.15.2012 | Media
Ben Zweifach

Maureen Dowd took to her column yesterday to celebrate Hillary Clinton's speech at the Women in the World Summit, advocating a Hillary 2016 "glide path" to the presidency. This is a columnist who has built her career on attacking Hillary and mocking her legitimacy as a symbol of feminism.

That Poor Embattled Y Chromosome

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.11.2012 | Media
Sherman Yellen

In thinking about gender, I had hoped that the New York Times would deal with the recent Chris Christie attack on a law student. Christie is considered a "real man" -- a "regular guy" among his supporters, a future presidential contender.

Dear Rush Limbaugh: I Know You Are But What Am I?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Real progress will happen when grown-ups no longer choose to listen to grown men behaving like children, or defend grown men behaving like children on the grounds that it's "entertaining."

Rush Rage: Sting of the S-Word

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Lauren Ashburn

What is it with you that you think it's okay to call a woman you never met who is standing up for what she believes a vulgar name?

Repudiating Limbaugh: A Matter of Integrity, Not Politics

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

It would behoove every one of us, especially those of us who are husbands, fathers of daughters or who have women as friends and colleagues, to also ask ourselves one simple question before we vote for anyone: Has he or she been willing to stand up to the likes of Rush Limbaugh?

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Tim Pawlenty Will Have His Revenge On Gentleman's Quarterly | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

One-time presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty has been given a dubious honorific by GQ magazine -- they've named him to their list of 2011's "Least Influ...

Think Again: Dowd, Not Coulter, 'Falters'

Eric Alterman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

For goodness' sake. Ann Coulter? That's who Dowd felt a need to quote so respectfully on this topic? The same woman who said, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building"?

Maureen Dowd's Take on Yoga

Philip Goldberg | Posted 12.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Anyone who thinks that yoga is merely "a kinder version of alcohol" might want to do a reverse pose and get some more blood flowing to her brain. With proper supervision, of course.

New York Times Op-Ed Columnists Vie For Swanky Offices

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

When Bill Keller stepped down as New York Times executive editor to write columns, the big news was obviously Jill Abramson's promotion as the first ...

Great Orations Vs. Great Obfuscations

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.04.2011 | Media
Jim Sleeper

I often enjoy and benefit from Maureen Dowd's columns, but today she's fallen off her wagon of arch and noble punditry into the smallish world-view, or Beltanschauung, of the Washington Beltway's sophisticated chattering classes.

The Leadership Question

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Obama was a follower in leader's clothing from the beginning -- or, as Winston Churchill said about Clement Atlee, "a sheep in sheep's clothing."

'Heads Exploding'? Critics, Pundits, Former Colleagues React To Dick Cheney's New Book

Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney's new memoir has been making waves since the former vice president first signed a multi-million dollar publishing deal with Simon & Schust...

The Republicans' Dark Side: Their Job-Killing Machine

Harlan Green | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

How do we put the dark side of 'U.S.' back into its bottle? The huge stock market losses make it harder for even the no-tax free marketers to deny the results of their work. The free market had spoken, after all, and did not like what it saw.

Andrew Cuomo Opens Up To The Times About 2016

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2011 | Media

Maureen Dowd interviewed Andrew Cuomo in her Tuesday op-ed column, one of the New York governor's first non-radio chats in quite some time. The New...

I Like Him -- He's Italian!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

It's not that I like Gov. Andrew Cuomo because he is Italian American. I like that he is Italian American, and he's making us proud.

Michael Calderone

Who'll Get The New York Times' Top Washington Job? | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- At 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon, New York Times staffers in the paper's Washington bureau gathered to toast outgoing bureau chief Dean Baque...

Michael Calderone

How Will The New York Times Look Different On Sundays? | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.23.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When New York Times editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal told staff Monday that reporter Frank Bruni will soon get a Sunday Op-Ed column, ...

Michael Calderone

NY Times Editor Wants Newsroom Involved With New Section | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Bill Keller sent a message to the newsroom Thursday: there's still a place for reporters in the paper's so...

Michael Calderone

How The New York Times Will Shake Up Its Weekly Section | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times staffers in the editorial and news departments have been working for several months to reinvent the paper’s “Week in Re...

Jason Linkins

New Study Uses Math To Prove That Pundits Are Wrong | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

If you want to be almost as accurate as the pundits they studied, all you have to do is a) root through the cushions of your couch, b) find a coin, and c) start flipping it. Boom! You are now pretty close to being a political genius.

Maureen Dowd Understands the Problem . . . Here's the Solution.

Justin P. Oberman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Justin P. Oberman

If road warriors are going to return to lace-up shoes, if little kids are going to leave their Velcro in place, and if our grandmothers are going to be able to pack one fewer pair of pumps, we need an airport screening system that identifies potential threats.