Maureen Dowd

Following hard acts, Gore and McCain still tripped themselves

At the end of many Shakespearean dramas, self-destructive leaders usually are strewn dead on stage.With modern presidencies, we have to watch the poignant tableau of such leaders realizing they...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

South Carolinian's outburst explains much about Obama opposition

WASHINGTON - The normally nonchalant Barack Obama looked nonplussed, as Nancy Pelosi glowered behind.Surrounded by middle-aged white guys - a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2009 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

'Fight Club' rules now needed for America's public discourse

WASHINGTON - You may recall the seventh rule of "Fight Club": Fights will go on as long as they have to.In this summer of our discontent, fights are spreading like mountain wildfires - from a town...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Warts and all - learning to live with a high-definition world

WASHINGTON - Women are faking it in bedrooms all over America."When my husband says, 'Can you believe how much better this is?' I say, 'Yes, honey, it's amazing,'" one woman told me. "I really...

DATE: June 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Elizabeth Edwards' new book a public flogging of wayward husband

WASHINGTON - I had dinner once with John and Elizabeth Edwards, when he first burst onto the national scene.Looking across the booth at her grinning, boyish husband, she told me that it was...

DATE: May 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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