Columnist, New York Times
New York Times Op-Ed columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author.
nytimes.com — WASHINGTON THE capital is in the throes of déjà vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show "Scandal" as damage control that goes like this: "It's not true, it's not true, it's not true, it's old news."
nytimes.com — In 1981, I started working in the Washington bureau of the newsmagazine famously mocked by The New Yorker's Wolcott Gibbs for its inverted Homeric style. "Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind," Gibbs satirized. "Where it all will end, knows God!" I thought my first Monday morning story conference would be my last.
nytimes.com — Dick Cheney certainly gives certainty a black eye. In a documentary soon to appear on Showtime, "The World According to Dick Cheney," America's most powerful and destructive vice president woos history by growling yet again that he was right and everyone else was wrong. R. J.
nytimes.com — The lyrical Irish author wrote "Brooklyn" about the aching loneliness of a young Irish woman who emigrates to New York in the '50s to find work. In a short story called "A Priest in the Family," part of a collection called "Mothers and Sons," Toibin conjures a proud, elderly Irish mother who learns that her son, a priest, is pleading guilty to sex abuse charges.
nytimes.com — SHERYL SANDBERG is not one to settle for being the It Girl of Silicon Valley. Nor is the chief operating officer of Facebook willing to write a book that people might merely read. One of her friends from her Harvard days told Vogue that the brainy, beautiful, charming, stylish, happily married 43-year-old mother of two, one of the world's richest self-made women, has an "infectious insistence."
nytimes.com — I SPENT a long time looking at W.'s sprezzatura in the shower, the play of light and shadow on his muscular back, and his face winsomely reflected in the shaving mirror. I gazed at the former president's legs and toes in the bathtub, overcome with relief that W.
nytimes.com — WHEN he was a young henchman for his father in Albany, Andrew Cuomo gave intensity a bad name. Now that he is New York's governor himself, Cuomo gives intensity a good name. In the old days, that dark zeal was scattered around, directed at anyone who insulted or crossed him.
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