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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.

New York Times Op-Ed Columnists Vie For Swanky Offices

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 12.05.2011 | Media

When Bill Keller stepped down as New York Times executive editor to write columns, the big news was obviously Jill Abramson's promotion as the first ...

Great Orations Vs. Great Obfuscations

Jim Sleeper | Posted 11.04.2011 | Media
Jim Sleeper

I often enjoy and benefit from Maureen Dowd's columns, but today she's fallen off her wagon of arch and noble punditry into the smallish world-view, or Beltanschauung, of the Washington Beltway's sophisticated chattering classes.

The Leadership Question

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Obama was a follower in leader's clothing from the beginning -- or, as Winston Churchill said about Clement Atlee, "a sheep in sheep's clothing."

'Heads Exploding'? Critics, Pundits, Former Colleagues React To Dick Cheney's New Book

Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney's new memoir has been making waves since the former vice president first signed a multi-million dollar publishing deal with Simon & Schust...

The Republicans' Dark Side: Their Job-Killing Machine

Harlan Green | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

How do we put the dark side of 'U.S.' back into its bottle? The huge stock market losses make it harder for even the no-tax free marketers to deny the results of their work. The free market had spoken, after all, and did not like what it saw.

Andrew Cuomo Opens Up To The Times About 2016

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2011 | Media

Maureen Dowd interviewed Andrew Cuomo in her Tuesday op-ed column, one of the New York governor's first non-radio chats in quite some time. The New...

I Like Him -- He's Italian!

Paul LaRosa | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

It's not that I like Gov. Andrew Cuomo because he is Italian American. I like that he is Italian American, and he's making us proud.

Michael Calderone

Who'll Get The New York Times' Top Washington Job?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.08.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- At 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon, New York Times staffers in the paper's Washington bureau gathered to toast outgoing bureau chief Dean Baque...

Michael Calderone

How Will The New York Times Look Different On Sundays?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.23.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When New York Times editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal told staff Monday that reporter Frank Bruni will soon get a Sunday Op-Ed column, ...

Michael Calderone

NY Times Editor Wants Newsroom Involved With New Section

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.13.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Bill Keller sent a message to the newsroom Thursday: there's still a place for reporters in the paper's so...

Michael Calderone

How The New York Times Will Shake Up Its Weekly Section

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times staffers in the editorial and news departments have been working for several months to reinvent the paper’s “Week in Re...

Jason Linkins

New Study Uses Math To Prove That Pundits Are Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

If you want to be almost as accurate as the pundits they studied, all you have to do is a) root through the cushions of your couch, b) find a coin, and c) start flipping it. Boom! You are now pretty close to being a political genius.

Maureen Dowd Understands the Problem . . . Here's the Solution.

Justin P. Oberman | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Justin P. Oberman

If road warriors are going to return to lace-up shoes, if little kids are going to leave their Velcro in place, and if our grandmothers are going to be able to pack one fewer pair of pumps, we need an airport screening system that identifies potential threats.

In Defense of Dylan in China

Elizabeth Lynch | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Lynch

Maureen Dowd's virulent critique of Bob Dylan makes one wonder, where has she been in all of this? China's "harshest crackdown on artists, lawyers, writers and dissidents in a decade" didn't just start this weekend.

Jason Linkins

Everyone Is Understandably Mad At Maureen Dowd For Calling Bob Dylan A Sell-Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2011 | Media

Did you know that, during the flare-up over a possible shutdown of the government, Maureen Dowd was yelling at Bob Dylan for blowing our best chance to finally shame China into doing something about its terrible record on human rights? It's all shocking and true.

Is The Book of Mormon Good for Mormons?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

The project had been met with intrigue from its onset; now, though, some are second-guessing whether it is so controversial after all. Mormons have even reportedly been fans of the show.

USC's Kappa Sigma: Women Are Just 'Targets'

Meredith Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meredith Fineman

An email written by a brother of Kappa Sigma gives his fraternity instructions on how to have sex with girls, encouraging treating women in a derogatory manner. The fraternity is apologizing like crazy, but let's be real: This stuff happens all the time.

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Comic Book... At Last

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Most of the time, when you think of New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, thoughts like "dated pop-culture references, retrograde view of gender rela...

Sarah Palin: America's Full-Time Professional Duelist

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Sarah Palin is now our nation's only full-time professional duelist. She fights with everyone. Her entire post-quitting career is centered on petty flame wars, most of which she starts, and all of which make the media talk about her.

"Office Holders Are Desperate": 180 Years Before HuffPo, Anne Royall's Wicked Blogs Held DC Accountable

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

"Let no man sleep at his post. Remember, the office holders are desperate, wakeful and urgent."-Anne Royall, Paul Pry, 1836 She would have skewered t...

The Coffee Klatch Party

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Shayon

This is an invitation to join the newly formed virtual party, "The Coffee Klatch." If, when you finish reading this short blog you care to join, pleas...

Palin's Hollywood Moments

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Iris Erlingsdottir

Sarah Palin and Marilyn Monroe in the same breath? Huh? I can understand that people might associate Palin with something Hollywoodish, but the Hollywood character that Sarah Palin brings to mind is not Monroe.