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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09/04/2014 - 1:31pm

    Is sex more important than music, war, sports and vampires? Is sex more important than Nixon?

    Michael Sheen thinks so.

    The nimble Welsh...

09/04/2014 - 1:21pm

    As he has grown weary of Washington, President Barack Obama has shed parts of his presidency, like drying petals falling off a rose.

    He left the explaining and selling of his signature health...

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...

08/19/2014 - 12:48am

    Jim Risen is gruff.

    The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.

    "Editors think I'm a curmudgeon," the 59-year-old admits,...

08/14/2014 - 6:35pm

    I talked to Robin Williams once, about breasts.

    In 1993, when he played a prim British nanny in "Mrs. Doubtfire," I went to interview him at his Pacific Heights house.

    "It's great to be this blue-mouthed...

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