Let’s debate: Are Democrats doomed to lose?

WASHINGTON – He’s in our heads. Even more than we knew. It isn’t just that he hovered over the Democratic debate last week. It’s more profound than that. Donald Trump has fundamentally altered the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

Is the bar higher for Bennet because he’s white?

WASHINGTON – Once upon a time in America, it looked as if white men were at long last losing their tenacious grip on power. A black man made it into the White House. A Latina congresswoman emerged...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

Scaling Wokeback Mountain – oops, don’t fall off

WASHINGTON – I was feeling on edge. Writing a column that sparks an internecine fight among the highest-profile women in the Democratic Party is nerve-wracking. So I went to the gym. The instructor...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

Dowd: Fake pearls, real heart and a 100 ways to shine light

WASHINGTON — Barbara Bush was an expert at throwing shade, even before the term existed. When Congressman Dan Rostenkowski gave the first lady a shampoo for white hair made in his Illinois...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | COLUMN: Maureen Dowd

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