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Maureen Dowd

From Crimea to Clearwater, It's All Obama's Fault

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Randy Shaw

From Crimea to Clearwater, Florida, the message is clear: every setback to U.S. or Democratic Party interests is Barack Obama's fault. I've been very disappointed in Barack Obama's presidency, but the relentless attacks on him from all sides are disconnected from reality.

Exclusion or Equality: Where Are The Men in Women's Empowerment?

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

While the semantics of "feminism" tend to polarize people, its definition is very simple: equality between men and women.

Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Hillary?

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

This is the Hillary Clinton that Republicans are so afraid of. The leader who is so well versed on the issues that she can speak about complex topics, not speak down to people, yet still have them understand what she is talking about.

The President Needs a New Bag -- Motivational Interviewing

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

People don't change their behavior and attitudes because you tell them to. Instead, they react to being told what to do by erecting defensive barriers and hunkering down.

NYT Issues Lengthy Maureen Dowd Correction

Katherine Fung | Posted 08.22.2013 | Media

The New York Times has issued a lengthy print correction for Maureen Dowd's latest piece, which misquoted the wife of New York City mayoral candidate ...

Maureen Dowd: 'I Screwed Up'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd admitted on Wednesday that she "screwed up" when she misquoted the wife of New York mayoral candidate Bill de Bl...

Why Reporters Ignore the Real Story of the Clinton Foundation

Joe Conason | Posted 10.21.2013 | Media
Joe Conason

When the New York Times assigned two reporters to examine the finances and administration of the Clinton Foundation, the results were all too predictable.

Maureen Dowd is Wrong About Reince Being Right

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As for Priebus, he should stop whining like a 12-year-old about what the so-called liberal media does or doesn't do for Hillary Clinton. Let him call Rupert Murdoch and ask Fox Television to make all the movies they want about the Republican candidates.

Huma's Support for Weiner: What's Saudi Arabia Got to Do With It?

Hamna Zubair | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Hamna Zubair

Why, in an article that is largely about how Weiner's sext-addiction may damage his and his wife's standing with the Clintons, does Dowd feel the need to mention Huma Abedin's upbringing in Saudi Arabia?

Dowd Provides Maximum Exposure for Unmade Mini

Kevin McDonough | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Kevin McDonough

With all due respect. You can write about anything. Putin and Obama just relaunched the Cold War and you've devoted your column ("Reince Is Right") to the effects of a miniseries that hasn't been made on an election that's three years away.

Ramadan Reflection Day 21: Maureen Dowd, Huma Abedin and the Media's Simplistic Stance on Islam

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Huma Abedin is more than just her Islam. The extremely reductionist approach that many journalists and media outlets have comfortably taken when dealing with Islam and Muslims is getting pretty ridiculous at this point.

Is The George W. Bush Administration Finally At An End?

New York Times | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

DALLAS — DO we dare to hope that the Bush administration is finally at an end? After four years of bending the Constitution, the constitutional l...

WATCH: Robert Gibbs Takes Swipe At Maureen Dowd

Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

Robert Gibbs said Monday that he does not read New York Times columnist Maureen Down because she has written "the same column for the last, like, eigh...

Authors Can Be Trapped by TMI

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.14.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Some authors, begging for attention, even go overboard and live too much of their lives in social media, recording every twitch of consciousness as if the fate of publishing depended on it. Their neediness -- however disguised -- is epic and sometimes pathetic.

A Meaner (or Nicer) Obama Won't Change a Stubborn GOP

Keith Boykin | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Keith Boykin

I am offended by the assumption that personal relationships are more important than legislative achievements. While Obama is often described as more "aloof" than Clinton, it's not clear these different personal styles really matter in getting things done.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: In Defense Of Maureen Dowd

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

I rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to say something kind about New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. In fairness, this is mostly because I rarel...

Where Are the Women?

Joan Williams | Posted 06.17.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

What do Slaughter and Sandberg know about an average woman's struggles? Not much. Between the two of them, they have more wealth and political power than most small towns. That's what we can learn from them.

The Effects of Media's Focus on Women Candidates' Appearance Aren't Pretty

Karin Agness | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Karin Agness

As Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners explains, "Women candidates pay a real price when they are covered in a way that focuses on their appearance."

Can We Get Hillary Without The Foolery?

New York Times | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

PLEASE don’t ask me this anymore. It’s such a silly question. Of course Hillary is running. I’ve never met a man who was told he could be pre...

From Delhi to D.C.: How Women Can Fight Back

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.16.2013 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Will having more women in high-level positions eliminate all gender violence? No. But there's a link between seeing women in power -- and empowered -- and seeing them as equals.

Iconic Whaling Bar in La Jolla to Close

Mary Duncan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts
Mary Duncan

Where do we go from here? Time will tell if a modern French styled bistro will fill the void left by the absence of deep wooden walls, whaling murals and worn red leather booths where many famous "bottoms" sat.

Maureen Dowd's Holiday Pudding

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 01.29.2013 | Media
Geoffrey Dunn

During a week in which those icons of feminism -- senators McCain and Graham -- viciously attacked Susan Rice, Dowd somehow decided it was perspicacious to go after her, too. Dowd has always been a cheap-shot artist, but her initial attack on Rice last week was even below the bargain-bin variety.

James Fallows "Slithers" Into My Recent Reference to Gertrude Stein

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

James Fallows wrote of Romney, "there is so little there, there." Isn't it funny that a few days earlier, in a column comparing Romney to Hemingway's Jake Barnes, I wrote of the Republican nominee that "there is no there there"?

The Attacks on Maureen Dowd Are Themselves Anti-Semitic

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 11.17.2012 | Media
MJ Rosenberg

It's come full circle. The neocons are now using classic anti-semitic tropes to attack Maureen Dowd for criticizing Romney adviser Dan Senor and the other neocons who are in charge of the Romney campaign's foreign policy apparatus.

NYT Reporter: 'I Made A Mistake'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

The New York Times reporter caught passing a Maureen Dowd column to a CIA source apologized for his actions on Wednesday, calling them a "mistake." ...