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...

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...

05/15/2014 - 4:20am

    The Speaker is hitting the links.

    "This is a Tee Party I can live with," he grins, as he puts a tee emblazoned with "Speaker Boehner" into the turf.

    The GOP's Dean Martin is on the road, making a...

05/08/2014 - 9:19pm

    Monica Lewinsky says she would meet me for a drink.

    I'm game.

    In her new meditation in Vanity Fair, Monica mashes Hawthorne and Coleridge, proclaiming that she's ready to rip off her "scarlet-A albatross,...

05/04/2014 - 11:48pm

    Stop whining, Mr. President.

    And stop whiffing.

    Don't whinge off the record with columnists and definitely don't do it at a press conference with another world leader. It is disorienting to everybody, here at home...

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