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Maureen Dowd

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Care-Less?

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

What do tea baggers, big banks, and the followers of Westboro Baptist Church have in common? A stunted view of morality. The Tea party waves the flag...

Factory Farm v. Historic Preservation

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

Idaho judge ignores a centennial affront to the descendants of Japanese farmers Traveling to a WWII internment camp Maureen Dowd's New York Times co...

Cornel West: The Black Conscience or A Brooding Crank?

Pascal Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pascal Robert

Is Cornel West's Obama unhappiness a reflection of the Black Community's sentiments generally, or the indulgences of an academic with the trappings of the Ivy League providing a parlor room for his political musings.

Miss Pearls: 'The Obama White House Is Too White'

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Taylor Marsh

Whether it's Dowd or others, now all of a sudden President Obama needs more black people around him because of the Shirley Sherrod screw up. Honest to God, people.

Maureen Dowd Hits Saudi Arabia (PHOTOS)

Vanity Fair | Photographs by | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This is one vacation slide show you won't want to miss. For the August issue, Maureen Dowd and her colleague, Ashley Parker, traveled to Saudi Arabia ...

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Columnists Call Obama A 'Female' With A 'Humanoid' Problem

The Huffington Post | Erin Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two Pulitzer Prize winning columnists took aim at President Barack Obama on Wednesday. The Washington Post's Kathleen Parker called him the "first fem...

At 7th Anniversary of 'Photo Op': Mission Still NOT Accomplished

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

2010-04-30-Bush_mission_accomp.jpgEven today, seven years later, the often "overconfident" reporting from Baghdad and Kabul sometimes takes your breath away. So let's return to the days of Mission Accomplished.

Dear Landon School: Decorum Is Not the Same as Honor

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

Do not be fooled by student codes of conduct. They're more about decorum than desire, or cheating on tests rather than cheating on your girlfriend.

OBAMA VS. THE PRESS: Maureen Dowd Compares Obama To Nixon, Obama Says Media Inventing Scandals

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The war of words between the Obama administration and the press continued to heat up over the weekend, with a top columnist comparing President Obama ...

Maureen Dowd: 'Negating Women' At Core Of Catholic Church's 'Hideous And Criminal Indifference'

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea and sweets with a group of educated and sophisticated young professional women. ... How could such spirit...

Taking Offense to Saudi Arabia's 'Reform Offensive'

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

I am impatient with the pace of change in Saudi society, but the Jerusalem Post's Op-Ed dismissing the kingdom's civil rights reforms as mere PR ploys comes off as cynical and whiny.

Maureen Dowd: Time For A Female Pope

New York Times | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Yup, we need a Nope. A nun who is pope....

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 ...

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...

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...