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Maureen Dowd

Hillary Wants [at Least] a First Ballot Vote at the Convention

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Felsenthal

Hillary seemed to encourage the push for "Hillary Clinton" to be placed in nomination -- she said that her delegates don't need her permission to be there.

More Big Macs for Barack, Part II

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John McQuaid

The Wall Street Journal's notion that Americans are fat slobs who will reject a candidate who eats right and is fit is an elitist view in itself, and flat-out insulting to American voters.

McCain's Wrong Again: The Press Has Turned On Obama

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

I guess the Uppity One on a World Tour was just too much for their lily-white hearts. There are, after all, rules. In the Willa Cather world the Washington press corps inhabit, decorum is life.

One Last Comment on "The Cover" ... and Humor

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

After the torrential deluge of media and web commentary about the controversial New Yorker cover of Barack and Michelle Obama fist-bumping in Muslim a...

Maureen Dowd and Jon Stewart: Senator Obama Has a Sense of Humor Do You?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Frank Schaeffer

There are worse things than being serious. Being robbed of a country that that we can be proud of is one. We are voting for Obama to restore hope and national pride, without which laughter makes no sense.

Dowd: More Big Macs for Barack

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

Even on its own terms -- as an attempted insight into Obama's alleged finickiness or his supposed distance from the Applebee's set -- Maureen Dowd's obsession with Obama and food doesn't make sense.

What Happened to Maureen Dowd?

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Love

I was a huge fan of Maureen Dowd for years. Her column was bitting, funny and relevant. But in the past year, I find my self wondering what happened...

Can Wives Wear the Pants?

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Richmond

People are presuming that Guy Ritchie and Madonna are breaking up because the wife is more powerful than the husband. Which also, presumably, means it would be OK if the genders were reversed.

Sam Stein

Maureen Dowd Becomes Fictional Actor In Obama Smear | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A comically absurd Barack Obama smear email is making the rounds right now involving a fabricated column by famed New York Times columnist Maureen Dow...

Maureen Dowd, Please Don't Shut Up

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beth Arnold

Before this political season began, my feeling was that Dowd had lost her touch. But then, thanks to the human material she had in this race, Dowd hit her stride again.

Maureen Dowd: A Reader's Guide | 23/6: The News, But Funnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Did you see the Barack Obama/Hillary Clinton event in New Hampshire? If you didn't, don't fret, because Maureen Dowd, or at least Maureen Dowd's Assis...

In Which We Disagree With Gail Collins, For Maybe The First Time

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I rather agreed with Clark Hoyt's take on Maureen Dowd's campaign columns, as expressed in his Public Editor column of last Sunday. In addressing the ...

Gail Collins Defends Maureen Dowd Against Public Editor's Accusations

New York Times | Gail Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As a Times columnist, I never envisioned myself writing a letter to a fellow resident of the paper's opinion section. But I feel compelled to respond...

Karl Rove Channels Maureen Dowd

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Say what you will about the chattering classes' inane regard for the alleged genius of Karl Rove -- it's obvious now he was a disaster for the nation and for not one but two political parties.

Maureen Dowd: Her Thought Process Flowchart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maureen has finally been explained--by Maureen Dowd. The explanation came in response to a column by the Times' public editor Clark Hoyt in which he s...

NYT Public Editor: Dowd "Went Over the Top" in Clinton Coverage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an article on media sexism in the Democratic primary, NYT Public Editor Clark Hoyt singles out Maureen Dowd's columns as deserving more scrutiny: ...

Does Mother Earth Need Men?

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

So you've got to be a Kennedy to avoid being a thought of as a girlyman? That's a pretty high bar for the average guy who gives a crap about the natural world.

Maureen Dowd: A Reader's Guide | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Finally, Maureen Dowd has weighed in on Scott McClellan's book. But we don't need to tell you that--naturally by now you've read her insightful commen...

Barack Obama's Vice President Will Be...

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Obama just needs a running mate who's old, Hispanic, southern, female and enjoys state-sponsored violence, especially war.

Know Your Maureen Dowd: A Quiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Democratic race for the nomination isn't over yet, and that means there's just a little bit of time left to enjoy Maureen Dowd's deliciously delig...

The Political Media Freakshow: What Went Wrong?

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

What went wrong? It's a strange convergence of trends. One of those trends is ... Maureen Dowd.

Why the "Elitism" Smear Against Obama Won't Stick

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Leave it to Hillary to take it to the limit. She's running attack ads trying to capitalize on this non-issue because at this point in her campaign the poor woman is completely bereft of affirming ideas.

Maureen Dowd: Distilled | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If it's Wednesday that means it's...Dowd-Day. Today's installment did not feature a lot of CLADPAWs (Classic Dowd Pointless Antiphonal Wordplay), thou...

Maureen Dowd Distilled: MoDo In 38 Words | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If it's Wednesday that means it's...Dowd-Day. Today's installment did not feature a lot of CLADPAWs (Classic Dowd Pointless Antiphonal Wordplay), thou...

Tears & Fears

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Jong

Why is it okay for men to get misty and not for women? Why is it assumed everything HRC does is scripted? Why is a man more sincere than a woman?