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

Liberties; President Frat Boy?

nytimes.com — We've all been exhausted by the faux culture wars of the Clinton era. Ever since Bill Clinton was elected, conservatives have been acting as though the Oval Office had been festooned with macrame and bongs, as if there were some crazy free-love, war-protesting, pig-hating, Bobby Seale-supporting, Carlos Castaneda-reading, Bob Dylan-grooving hippie running the country.

Dowd: A Cup of G.I. Joe

mypalmbeachpost.com — By Maureen Dowd - The New York Times When I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform "pigs" and "baby killers." If you had any family members in the police or military in the Vietnam era, you know how searing that was.

Vets get respect, but that’s not enough

mysanantonio.com — When I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform “pigs” and “baby killers.” The government does a very good job of sending people to war,” Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, told me in New York this past week, “and a very poor job of bringing them home.

A Cup of G.I. Joe

nytimes.com — WHEN I close my eyes, I can easily flash back to a time when it was cool to call people in uniform "pigs" and "baby killers." If you had any family members in the police or military in the Vietnam era, you know how searing that was.

Dowd: An Affair to Remember, Differently

mypalmbeachpost.com — By Maureen Dowd - The New York Times 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.

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.
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