Maureen Dowd

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, laughing.

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07/21/2014 - 1:30am

    The thing about him is, he just keeps going.

    At 67, he continues to be, as Anna Quindlen once wrote, like one of those inflatable toys with sand weighting the bottom - you knock him over and he pops back up.

    As Hillary...

07/18/2014 - 1:05pm

    The White House likes to use a phrase of tingling adventure to describe the president's recent penchant for wandering the country talking to people: "The bear is loose."

    There are three problems with this unbearable metaphor: Barack Obama is not in...

07/10/2014 - 1:48am

    Mostly, this July, I'm worrying about the jumping sharks jumping the shark.

    But Syfy's "Sharknado 2" trailer, this one about a shark storm hitting Manhattan, just went up and features chain saws buzzing, the Statue of Liberty's severed head...

07/03/2014 - 4:29pm

    W. cut off Dick Cheney.

    Why can't we?

    Who would have thought that Iraq imploding would give the mountebanks who tricked us into war a chance to rear their heads and seek rehabilitation - somehow grabbing onto the...

06/19/2014 - 1:05am

    No one wrote about blondes like Raymond Chandler.

    "There is the small cute blonde who cheeps and twitters and the big statuesque blonde who straight-arms you with an ice-blue glare," he wrote in "The Long Goodbye." "There is the blonde who...

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