Maureen Dowd

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 stumbles and President Obama slumps, Bill Clinton...

06/05/2014 - 3:32am

    The caramel-chocolate flavored candy bar looked so innocent, like the Sky Bars I used to love as a child.

    Sitting in my hotel room in Denver, I nibbled off the end and then, when nothing happened, nibbled some more. I figured if I was reporting on the social...

06/02/2014 - 12:25am

    As I walk up to Bobby Van's Steakhouse to meet Gerry Adams, I'm surprised to see him sitting alone outside. Wearing a dark three-piece tweed suit with a green ribbon on the lapel, the alleged terrorist on the terrace is calmly reading some papers.

    As is his...

05/26/2014 - 4:56pm

    Some people have such a radical vitality, such an electric consciousness, such a lifelong love affair with the world that when they stop breathing, it's like a wind dying, like the waning and disappearing of a light.

    And the world feels duller and dumber and more...

05/22/2014 - 6:03pm

    The Right to Be Forgotten.

    It sounds like the title of a classic novel about desire and memory, perhaps Marcel Proust's sequel to "Remembrance of Things Past."

    It is, in fact, based on a French legal phrase,...

05/18/2014 - 11:17pm

    There has been much mockery of political correctness run amok on college campuses this spring, with knots of know-it-all students and teachers knifing their commencement speakers.

    The Times' Timothy Egan dubbed the protesters "commencement bigots," and...

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