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...

07/31/2014 - 8:45pm

    Roger Angell takes off his brown J. Press sports coat and blue cap, yanks out his hearing aids, stashes his cane, and sits down for a shave and haircut at Delta barbershop at 72nd and Lex., the same spot he's patronized for 40 years. "I don't see Henry Kissinger doing any interviews in a barbershop...

07/21/2014 - 1:30am

    The thing about him is, he just keeps going.

    At 67, he continues to be, as Anna Quindlen once wrote, like one of those inflatable toys with sand weighting the bottom - you knock him over and he pops back up.

    As Hillary...

07/18/2014 - 1:05pm

    The White House likes to use a phrase of tingling adventure to describe the president's recent penchant for wandering the country talking to people: "The bear is loose."

    There are three problems with this unbearable metaphor: Barack Obama is not in...

07/10/2014 - 1:48am

    Mostly, this July, I'm worrying about the jumping sharks jumping the shark.

    But Syfy's "Sharknado 2" trailer, this one about a shark storm hitting Manhattan, just went up and features chain saws buzzing, the Statue of Liberty's severed head...

07/03/2014 - 4:29pm

    W. cut off Dick Cheney.

    Why can't we?

    Who would have thought that Iraq imploding would give the mountebanks who tricked us into war a chance to rear their heads and seek rehabilitation - somehow grabbing onto the...

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