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Maureen Dowd

Karzai: 'Afghanistan Will Not Be Able To Sustain A Force Of That Nature With Its Own Resources' | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a joint press conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Kabul, Hamid Karzai surprised the usually unflappable Gates when he knocked down Pre...

The Blogosphere Jungle

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

It seems that people are more likely to respond to a controversial blog post that challenges rather than buttresses their own views, so bloggers' gallant defenders are typically few and readily overwhelmed.

Wall Street and the US Government: Where's Jimmy Stewart When We Need Him?

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

With all the interest in the damage Wall Street has done, activity that's the opposite should draw some attention. But coverage of the corporate social responsibility movement is not yet an idea whose time has come.

Maureen Dowd: Bill Clinton Lobbied Gov. Paterson To Keep Caroline Kennedy Out Of Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maureen Dowd's New York Times column this week details the fall of outgoing White House council Greg Craig, and drops an interesting tidbit concerning...

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.

Rethinking David Letterman: Exactly How Are We Supposed to Feel About All This?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

We have not yet, as a pop culture-breathing, tabloid-fueled nation, decided how we feel about powerful older guys seducing the young women who work for them.

Maureen Dowd: New Year's Eve With Janet Napolitano | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Janet Napolitano and I hadn't planned to spend New Year's Eve together. But there we were on this soggy Thursday, sitting in her office on the out...

Maureen Dowd Rips Rush Limbaugh

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At our long-ago dinner, Limbaugh credited his success with being "one-dimensional." "I'm totally concerned with me," he said. And that was way before...

William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.

The Ambiguity in Women's Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Is it possible for women today to be independent, ambitious, successful career women and at the same time still be taken care of and "protected" by a partner?

ABC-TV "Dances" Its Way to Public Disgrace With DeLay

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

It's Toxic Tom DeLay, aka The Exterminator, the unctuous little weasel now making a fool of himself (again) on ABC's dismal enterprise called Dancing With The Stars.

Head in the Sand?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On issues of race, Obama will forever be either the man who healed the septic wound that runs across the back of this nation, or the man who turned away from the mirror to solve more "practical" issues.

Teabaggers Should Be Taken Seriously

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

The majority of people have never changed policy for good or ill. History proves this repeatedly, again and again throughout the centuries, in country after country. So, will history repeat itself yet again for ill?

The GOP Is Too Crazy To Be Racist

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The color of the President's skin does not matter to the lunatics dictating the direction of the Republican Party. I mean, it matters in that it's icing on the cake -- but they were baking regardless of all that.

What 'Bin Laden' Is Saying About Glenn Beck

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Osama bin Laden, if that was him (doesn't matter if it was just a garden-variety US-hater), pointed out that the president is vulnerable. What did he mean?

Rachel Weiner

Gibbs: Obama Protesters Not Motivated By Race (VIDEO) | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CNN Sunday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he didn't think the protests against the president are racially motivated. Host John Kin...

Dowd On Wilson: "Some People Just Can't Believe A Black Man Is President And Will Never Accept It"

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I tended to agree with some Obama advisers that Democratic presidents typically have provoked a frothing response from paranoids -- from Father Coughl...

This Preposterous Week In Review

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Slansky

Mischa Barton says she wound up in the loony bin because her teeth hurt, Dick Cheney says Obama is -- get this -- politicizing the Justice Department, and Maureen Dowd says bloggers can be so mean.

Breaking! Transcript of 2004 Bush Cabinet Threat-Level Discussion!

Sean Carman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean Carman

Mr. CHENEY: Fear is our strongest political currency. I think of the wires connected to my heart, and the cold metal case in my chest keeping me alive. How can we make people afraid?

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.

Maureen Dowd Rips Palin: "Sarah's Ghoulish Carousel"

New York Times | Maureen Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm not sure the man who popped off and tweeted that Sonia Sotomayor was a "Latina woman racist" is the best Henry Higgins for the Eliza Doolittle of...

My Husband Is Not the Secretary of State

Gershon Hepner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gershon Hepner

Hillary can't win when in the Congo in a tizzy, she has to prove that she is busy... Running the affairs of State, and not the ex-pres who's her mate...

Cockeyed Optimism is Better Than Cynicism

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

What makes Limbaugh's or Palin's call to right-wing shock troops any more cynical than the emails I get almost every morning from team Obama? Is cynicism merely in the eye of the beholder?

Leadership in the Age of Improvisation

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Ms. Clinton demonstrates that the new mode of leadership is just as much about generosity, and gifting a fellow player with a moment in the spotlight, as it is about seizing it for oneself.

Maureen Dowd: "I Love Sarah Palin" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Maureen Dowd phoned into the third day of "Way Too Early With Willie Geist" at 5:45 am on Wednesday. Dowd talked to Geist about her Palin column an...