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Maureen Dowd

Blind-Date Profiling

Abigail Pesta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abigail Pesta

Maureen Dowd, matchmaker? That's right, says writer Helena Andrews. She writes in Marie Claire this month that when she was a reporter at politico.com...

Top 5 Most Surprising Comedians to Perform at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

While no comedians before have matched the level of opposition and intrigue that Colbert and Leno generated more recently, this list of prior entertainers at the press dinner might amaze you.

"When Everything Changed" ... for the better

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellen Snortland

Columnist's book offers an overview of the progress made by women and girls over the past half-century Note: This post appears both here and in my co...

Jenny Sanford: The Smart Wife

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abigail Pesta

Ms. Sanford talks about her career, her husband and her life in the March issue of Marie Claire.

Scott Brown Need Not Apply: California Republicans in the Post-Arnold Era

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The principal fight in the California Republican primaries for governor and U.S. senator will be over who is more conservative than the next candidate.

Sam Stein

Gavin Newsom Calls Obama's Inaction On Gay Marriage 'Fundamentally Inexcusable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom became the latest Democratic official to take a noticeably public swipe at President Barack Obama for inaction on gay...

MLK Jr., Civil Rights, DADT and the Urgency of Leading

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Yesterday the president said, "The urgency of the hour demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come." He's said the same thing more times than I can count. Martin Luther King Jr. talked the talk. He also walked the walk.

Maureen Dowd: The Odd Couple Defending Gay Marriage In California

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

As the sun set on the Bay Bridge behind him and the curtain dropped on the first week of the dramatic trial to challenge the constitutionality of the ...

Fearless Predictions for 2010 and Other Magical Thinking

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

Tom Friedman will realize that he's losing his success rate to the average stopped clock and retire to focus on writing non-political travel books. They will be very short. But somehow still turgid.

Rethinking David Letterman: Exactly How Are We Supposed to Feel About All This?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

We have not yet, as a pop culture-breathing, tabloid-fueled nation, decided how we feel about powerful older guys seducing the young women who work for them.

Maureen Dowd: New Year's Eve With Janet Napolitano

nytimes.com | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Janet Napolitano and I hadn't planned to spend New Year's Eve together. But there we were on this soggy Thursday, sitting in her office on the out...

Maureen Dowd Rips Rush Limbaugh

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

At our long-ago dinner, Limbaugh credited his success with being "one-dimensional." "I'm totally concerned with me," he said. And that was way before...

Karzai: 'Afghanistan Will Not Be Able To Sustain A Force Of That Nature With Its Own Resources'

nytimes.com | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a joint press conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Kabul, Hamid Karzai surprised the usually unflappable Gates when he knocked down Pre...

The Blogosphere Jungle

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

It seems that people are more likely to respond to a controversial blog post that challenges rather than buttresses their own views, so bloggers' gallant defenders are typically few and readily overwhelmed.

Wall Street and the US Government: Where's Jimmy Stewart When We Need Him?

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven G. Brant

With all the interest in the damage Wall Street has done, activity that's the opposite should draw some attention. But coverage of the corporate social responsibility movement is not yet an idea whose time has come.

Maureen Dowd: Bill Clinton Lobbied Gov. Paterson To Keep Caroline Kennedy Out Of Senate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maureen Dowd's New York Times column this week details the fall of outgoing White House council Greg Craig, and drops an interesting tidbit concerning...

William Safire: Wars Made Out of Words

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Bromwich

William Safire's career took him from public relations to propaganda to column-writing in a single seamless progression.

The Ambiguity in Women's Lives

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Is it possible for women today to be independent, ambitious, successful career women and at the same time still be taken care of and "protected" by a partner?

ABC-TV "Dances" Its Way to Public Disgrace With DeLay

Bill Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Mann

It's Toxic Tom DeLay, aka The Exterminator, the unctuous little weasel now making a fool of himself (again) on ABC's dismal enterprise called Dancing With The Stars.

Head in the Sand?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On issues of race, Obama will forever be either the man who healed the septic wound that runs across the back of this nation, or the man who turned away from the mirror to solve more "practical" issues.

The GOP Is Too Crazy To Be Racist

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The color of the President's skin does not matter to the lunatics dictating the direction of the Republican Party. I mean, it matters in that it's icing on the cake -- but they were baking regardless of all that.

Teabaggers Should Be Taken Seriously

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

The majority of people have never changed policy for good or ill. History proves this repeatedly, again and again throughout the centuries, in country after country. So, will history repeat itself yet again for ill?

What 'Bin Laden' Is Saying About Glenn Beck

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Osama bin Laden, if that was him (doesn't matter if it was just a garden-variety US-hater), pointed out that the president is vulnerable. What did he mean?

Dowd On Wilson: "Some People Just Can't Believe A Black Man Is President And Will Never Accept It"

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I tended to agree with some Obama advisers that Democratic presidents typically have provoked a frothing response from paranoids -- from Father Coughl...

Rachel Weiner

Gibbs: Obama Protesters Not Motivated By Race (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CNN Sunday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he didn't think the protests against the president are racially motivated. Host John Kin...