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...

01/27/2016 - 5:00pm

    It’s a tough call to figure out which place is more benighted: Hollywood or Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia was pulling ahead with all its beheadings and its top cleric’s fatwa on chess as “the...

01/20/2016 - 1:00pm

    After running as a man last time around, Hillary Clinton is now running as a woman.

    Matthew Dowd, the former W. strategist who became an independent, says Hillary got it backward: She should have run as a...

01/13/2016 - 4:00pm

    It’s hard to say which of the three monomaniacal, monumentally grueling quests is the most riveting.

    There’s the torturous trek portrayed in “The Revenant” of Hugh Glass, a 19th-...

12/01/2015 - 7:00pm

    The intense interest in the thrill-a-minute, through-the-looking-glass 2016 race, fueled by anger at maladjusted Washington and anxiety after the Paris attacks, spawned predictions that Thanksgiving political debates would be noisier and nastier than ever. Plenty of...

11/10/2015 - 1:00pm

    I visited HBO’s “Game of Thrones” set in Belfast last week, and after watching Daenerys Targaryen in firelight for a couple of hours, I learned how to say “I have to go to the bathroom” in Dothraki.

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