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Maureen Dowd

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." ...

Trust-busting

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

There is no task that is more important to the future of the country. Trust-building must be job number one for those who love America and are committed to keeping it the greatest nation on earth.

Dottie Sandusky: Why Didn't You Know?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

What causes denial and why do we choose not to face reality?

Best/Worst Brands May 7-14: Fifty Shades of Shame, Slim Aarons, Members Only

Alona Elkayam | Posted 05.13.2012 | Style
Alona Elkayam

I am really mad at you, the media set. It all started with Angelina's leg at the Oscars. I could not imagine that was news. But it was news and you wr...

Unaired 'SNL' Sketch Criticized Obama's Bin Laden Ad

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy

This weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live" opened with a scathing parody of "Fox & Friends," the right-leaning morning show that airs on the Fox ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.