Op-Ed columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner, @nytopinion. Author, “Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk” and “Are Men Necessary?: When Sexes Collide.”

Different narrators tell same story differently

mysanantonio.com — The unsavory husband and wife in the thriller “Gone Girl” are such chillingly unreliable narrators that they easily beat out the undead unreliable narrator, Dracula, at the box office. [...]

An Affair to Remember, Differently

nytimes.com — WE live in a world awash in unreliable narrators. Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The Internet is bristling with unreliable narrators who prefer their takes to the truth. The unsavory husband and wife in the thriller "Gone Girl" are such chillingly unreliable narrators that they easily beat out the undead unreliable narrator, Dracula, at the box office.

WASHINGTON MEMO: THE THOMAS NOMINATION; Republicans Gain in Battle By Getting Nasty Quickly

nytimes.com — Although many on Capitol Hill have stepped up to bouquets of microphones in the last few days to proclaim themselves seekers of truth in the harrowing contest between Anita F. Hill and Clarence Thomas, very few people in Washington were seeking truth at all.

Let art be art, not propaganda

mysanantonio.com — The actor is also having a tricky time with less heroic characters in his new hit movie, “Gone Girl,” a twisted and twisty conjugal cage fight that has sparked charges of misogyny, misandry and misanthropy.

Lady Psychopaths Welcome

nytimes.com — FIGHTING Superman is super hard. "The guy is tough," says Ben Affleck, who is playing Batman in a new iteration filming now in Detroit where the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel duke it out.

Maureen Dowd | www.palmbeachpost.com

mypalmbeachpost.com — Did Julia Pierson get pushed off the glass cliff? Writing in The New Republic, Bryce Covert suggests that Pierson's gender - she was the first woman to run the Secret Service in its 149-year-history - played a role in her demise.

White House Memo; Adrift in Bush's Circle Seeking the Common Man

nytimes.com — If Bush Administration officials were to place a "help wanted" advertisement, they would probably choose to run it in magazines like Four Wheeler, Hot Rod and Guns & Ammo, and it would read something like this: "Immediate opening for a consultant who understands the common fellow.

Too many secrets, not enough service

expressnews.com — Presidents are hesitant to ride herd on the agency because, as one White House insider noted, these people know everything about him, his wife, his kids, his in-laws, all of his secrets. Pierson, a 30-year veteran of the agency, was anything but forthright on the botched response to Gonzalez, who easily penetrated what is supposed to be one of the most secure places on earth.

Julia Pierson and the Glass Ceiling

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - DID Julia Pierson get pushed off the glass cliff? Writing in The New Republic, Bryce Covert suggests that Pierson's gender - she was the first woman to run the Secret Service in its 149-year-history - played a role in her demise.

From Pen and Phone to Bombs and Drones

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - THE president was at the United Nations on Wednesday urging young people across the Muslim world to reject benighted values, even as America clambers into bed with a bunch of Middle East potentates who espouse benighted values.
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