Maureen Dowd

09/18/2014 - 4:44pm

    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedy's Senate seat after the assassination, risked his career to come out against the Vietnam War.

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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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