Maureen Dowd

02/03/2016 - 1:00pm

    The White House has a strange, mind-warping effect on its occupants.

    Presidents are exalted and fawned over. Their every whim is indulged and their image is endlessly and lovingly replicated on every wall. Reaching the pinnacle of power, raised up on the...

09/17/2015 - 10:37am

    Just seeing the Crayola colors painted on the tall iron fence of the 18th-century hotel particulier made me shiver. The big panda in flip flops in the lobby, arms up in greeting, scared me. And the petite ham sandwiches getting wheeled around to Google staffers looked...

09/03/2015 - 5:14pm

    Pity Poppy.

    When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Barack Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton....

08/27/2015 - 9:47pm

    Some blondes have all the fun.

    As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond.


08/20/2015 - 6:29pm

Donald Trump gives me his Grumpy Cat look.

    I’m sitting in his office in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, next to a wall plastered with framed magazine covers giving the effect of an infinity mirror,...

08/13/2015 - 3:40pm

    I’ve been hesitant to start writing about Donald Trump.

    I was worried that if I wrote something that made him mad, he would send out one of his midnight mordant tweets about me, something...

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