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The Times' Op-Ed Page Fumbles Yet Again

This time, Maureen Dowd's latest column left out an entire Democratic presidential ticket

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has a little advice for celebrated New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: ditch the pot brownies. The former presidential candidate and secretary of state fired off a sharp tweet Saturday after the op-ed writer apparently forgot about Clinton's run for office in 2016, Mediaite reports. "It'... More »

Please, Jack, Pull the Plug on Trump

Maureen Dowd wants Twitter CEO to take away the president's 140-character bully pulpit

(Newser) - Calling the president of the United States and Twitter "a match made in hell," Maureen Dowd is calling for Jack Dorsey to "pull the plug on" President Trump's account. "You could answer the existential question of whether @realDonaldTrump even exists if he doesn’t exist... More »

Larry David Not Happy With Toilet Paper Hoarders

Entertainer sees a Wild West parallel in wide-ranging talk with Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - At a time when Americans are trapped at home, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times checked in with "the world's leading expert on the art of nothing"—none other than Larry David. The 72-year-old creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm had plenty to say on... More »

Dowd: There's a 'Snot-Nosed Punk' in the Dem Fight

Columnist criticizes AOC and her chief of staff

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd helped spark this battle, and now she's taking sides. The New York Times columnist—whose Nancy Pelosi interview frayed tempers within the Democratic Party—reviews recent events and finds one side too extreme. "In the age of Trump, there is no more stupid proposition than that... More »

'I'm Feeling Something Foreign' About the Clintons

Maureen Dowd is surprised to feel sorry for them

(Newser) - "I'm feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it," writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . "I'm feeling sorry for the Clintons." At a Bill-and-Hillary speaking event in Toronto, the opinion columnist saw attendees... More »

Tarantino: Uma's Crash Is 'One of My Biggest Regrets'

He elaborates on her 'New York Times' interview

(Newser) - Saturday brought Uma Thurman's long-awaited detailing of the "unpleasant things" Harvey Weinstein did to her, and her recounting included a second name: the third member of the "Miramax troika," as Maureen Dowd wrote in her interview with Thurman: Quentin Tarantino. The article included Thurman's account... More »

Elon Musk Is Quite Frightened of the Robots Taking Over

He's '[cueing] the scary organ music' on artificial intelligence: 'Vanity Fair'

(Newser) - While Elon Musk embraces the sci-fi nature of colonizing other planets, he's not exactly a superfan of the sci-fi concept of robot overlords. The CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX is terrified of artificial intelligence, Maureen Dowd reveals in Vanity Fair , and doesn't think Silicon Valley should be... More »

Peter Thiel: Lack of Corruption Can Be 'Too Boring'

Tech billionaire sits down with Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - Billionaire tech investor and PayPal founder Peter Thiel made big headlines for his once-secret funding of the lawsuit that destroyed Gawker, then for his strong backing of Donald Trump, the latter an anomaly in Silicon Valley. Now he "explains himself" in an interview with Maureen Dowd, as the headline... More »

Rare Trump Admission: 'It Was a Mistake'

Candidate tells Maureen Dowd he shouldn't have retweeted Heidi Cruz photo

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd has an unlikely admission from Donald Trump, after a bruising week in which the brash candidate took heat for re-tweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz : "Yeah, it was a mistake," he tells the New York Times columnist. "If I had to do it again,... More »

Did Biden Leak Son's Dying Wish in Calculated Move?

VP may be just as calculating about run as he is emotional: Politico

(Newser) - Joe Biden "placed an ad in the New York Times" in August to gauge interest in a presidential run, reports Politico , citing "multiple sources." That "ad" came in the form of Maureen Dowd's Aug. 1 column about the dying wish of Beau Biden "that... More »

Guide: I Totally Warned Dowd About Pot

'She got the warning,' asked him to roll her a joint, says My 420 Tours operator

(Newser) - One time, Maureen Dowd accidentally ate 16 times the recommended dose of pot candy and got so high in a Denver hotel room that she thought she "had died and no one was telling me." Dowd wrote about the experience in yesterday's parable/column on the growing pains... More »

Maureen Dowd Got So, So Stoned

Her 8 hours 'in hallucinatory state' underscore problems with Rocky Mountain highs

(Newser) - With Colorado's marijuana legalization effort still working through some bugs, Maureen Dowd decided to play investigative reporter, Cheech and Chong style. And what better way to do that than chowing on a marijuana candy bar in the name of journalism? Problem: The candy bar's packaging gave little indication... More »

Hollywood Is Blowing It With Women

Both as filmmakers and audiences: Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - Cate Blanchett got it right at the Oscars. Hollywood is still treating women-centered films as "niche experiences"—and the industry is similarly marginalizing the women who work in it, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . According to a San Diego State University study last year, women... More »

Clinton Is Right: Obama Did Too Little, Too Late on Syria

Maureen Dowd: Bill Clinton has schooled Obama on the fallacy of governing via polls

(Newser) - News that both Bill Clinton and John McCain think Obama is being a wuss on Syria should be a wake-up call for the President, says Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . "When the man who polled where to take his summer vacation and whether to tell the truth... More »

Obama Is Our Big Brother

The NSA spying is double-plus-ungood, writes Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - In 2007, President Obama said he didn't want to run an administration that was "Bush-Cheney lite." No worries there, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times —with new revelations about the NSA's snooping on our phone and Internet activities, "there’s nothing lite... More »

History Rewritten at the W. Bush Library

Maureen Dowd: Both Obama, Bush are running from the Bush presidency

(Newser) - As Obama distances himself from the war on terror and the legacy of the W. Bush presidency, Maureen Dowd visits the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and finds that ... Bush is also trying to distance himself from the Bush presidency, she writes in the New York Times . Things... More »

Military's Sex Assault Investigations Need Serious Overhaul

Maureen Dowd and Robin Abcarian: Recent scandals may incite change

(Newser) - It has been a disgraceful week for the US military and sexual assault: First, the man in charge of preventing sexual assault in the Air Force, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinksi, is charged with committing sexual battery; then it's reported that military sexual assault reports rose 6% last year; and... More »

Only Hillary Can Ruin Her Run for President

Maureen Dowd: She must leave Clinton 'cheesiness' behind

(Newser) - The question is not whether Hillary Clinton is running for president in 2016—it's whether she can learn enough from past mistakes to convince voters she's the right woman for the job, writes Maureen Dowd in the New York Times . The Democrats want to see her in the... More »

Film Makes Clear: Cheney Pulled the Strings All Along

Dowd sees evidence of the VP's manipulation in new documentary

(Newser) - Maureen Dowd noticed something interesting while watching the new documentary The World According to Dick Cheney. In his interviews "Cheney dispenses with the fig leaf of 'we,'" Dowd observes in the New York Times . He says things like "I had a job to do,"... More »

Romney Adviser 'Treats Mitt Like a Cardboard Cutout'

Stuart Stevens 'too hip to walk through fire': Maureen Dowd

(Newser) - Poor Stuart Stevens: Already derided by political insiders and slammed by conservatives , Mitt Romney's artsy, unpredictable top strategy guy today gets a grilling from Maureen Dowd. "You get the sense that the strategist considers himself cooler than the candidate, that he’s too hip to walk through fire... More »

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