Maureen Dowd

08/21/2014 - 6:14pm

    Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said.

    When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was...

08/19/2014 - 12:48am

    Jim Risen is gruff.

    The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.

    "Editors think I'm a curmudgeon," the 59-year-old admits,...

08/14/2014 - 6:35pm

    I talked to Robin Williams once, about breasts.

    In 1993, when he played a prim British nanny in "Mrs. Doubtfire," I went to interview him at his Pacific Heights house.

    "It's great to be this blue-mouthed...

08/10/2014 - 7:38pm

    It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname.

    Just when Americans thought they could stop trying to figure out the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, we're in a new war in Iraq with some bad "folks," as the president might...

08/10/2014 - 7:03pm

    Enough with all the phony impeachment talk.

    Onward to a real impeachment!

    In the absurdist capital we live in, it would be good for all sides - in ways you may not have considered.

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08/07/2014 - 2:40pm

    I can't wait to read the book W. won't write.

    Not since Beyoncé dropped a new digital album online overnight with no warning or fanfare has there been such a successful pop-up arts project.

    Crown Publishers...

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