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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...

Is Bruno Worse For Gays Than Perez Hilton?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Wellington Ennis

The film exposes the depths of homophobia, transcending basic shock humor to capture the face of hatred.

Maureen Dowd: What A Wise Latina Knows About "A Gaggle Of White Republican Men"

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You can't judge a judge by her cover. Despite the best efforts of Republicans to root out any sign that Sonia Sotomayor has emotions that color her...

Maureen Dowd's Advice To Jenny Sanford: "Change The Locks"

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Stay focused, ladies. Here is The Practical Guide to Help Spurned Political Wives Survive Old Problems in the Era of New Technology. 1. Skip the pres...

I Know How to Save the Republican Party!

Merrill Markoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merrill Markoe

All they have to do, to win over millions, is keep doing the things that they're already doing only really embrace them. Voila! It's their "new brand!"

Maureen Dowd: 'Republican Party's Sanctimonious Pantheon Must Stop Being Two-Faced'

New York Times | Maureen Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As in all great affairs, Mark Sanford fell in love simultaneously with a woman and himself -- with the dashing new version of himself he saw in her m...

Would Allen Ginsberg Like Twitter?

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marissa Moss

First thought, best thought. Improvisational jazz, poetry slams and music jams, Ginsberg, Kerouac. First thought, best thought. Holy hell. Is that Twitter?

How Maureen Dowd Writes A Column (FLOWCHART)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

People have had a lot to say about Maureen Dowd in the past few weeks. Karl Rove called her a "bitter, twisted, deranged columnist," which is seriousl...

This Preposterous Week In Review: Glenn Beck, Mady Gosselin, And Cow Burps

Paul Slansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Slansky

Here's my look at the most preposterous events of the past week -- index-style.

Karl Rove Trashes Maureen Dowd: "Bitter, Twisted, Deranged Columnist"

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Karl Rove slammed Maureen Dowd for trashing former President Bush in her latest column on President Obama's leisure time. "I think Maureen Dowd is ...

Elizabeth Edwards Hits Back At Maureen Dowd

Washington Whispers/US News & World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Edwards says Dowd is way off base and adds that she'd have been "foolhardy" to think she'd be protecting her kids by not writing about her life. "M...

Third Screen: J. D. Salinger Sues

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vickie Karp

When does an iconic image, a shared artistic experience, or a germane public idea shift shape from private and protected to public and open to fair use?

The Liberal Military Is At It Again

Jamie Kilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Kilstein

Hey Petraeus! I'm talking to you. Are you too high to realize when someone is talking to you? Look over there! It's the Phish reunion tour being attended by Sean Penn! Do I have your attention now? Disgusting.

NYT Public Editor Slaps Friedman, Dowd, Andrews

New York Times | CLARK HOYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

IT has been a busy week or two for the ethics police -- those within The Times trying to protect the paper's integrity, and those outside, ready to po...

The New York Times: Let it Fall

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Ridley

The so-called "paper of record" has been, since its inception, insular and incestuous, and has remained so by design. Is there any news organization that would benefit more from new ownership?

Think Again: Blogosphere to Mainstream Media: Get Off the Bus (and Walk a Mile in Our Shoes)

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Dowd's accident is yet another sign of how traditional media outlets are increasingly (and to their credit) taking cues from the reporters and commentators that populate the blogosphere.

Jason Linkins

Dowd Returns To Form In Josh Marshall-Free Column | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

One of the ironic things about Maureen Dowd's last, infamous column is that at first glance, people were struck by the sudden emergence of intelligenc...

The Maureen Dowd Nexus

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ashley Rindsberg

Dowd showed us that the media, in its progression from establishment to grass root, from paper to Apple, has reached the Dowd Nexus and is now irretrievably past the point of no return.