Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016 - the most divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever.
"WOW. What a Snarkfest."
Four decades after the sexual revolution, nothing has worked out the way it was supposed to. The sexes are circling each other as uneasily and comically as ever, and now the New York Times columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for incisive commentary about the mysteries and muddles of sexual combat in America sorts through the confusion.
From Washington to Kennebunkport to Texas to old Europe and new Europe during the past two decades, Maureen Dowd has trained her binoculars on the Bush dynasty, putting them, as both 41 and 43 have complained to her, "on the couch". Here she wittily dissects the Oedipal loop-de-loop between father and son and the Orwellian logic of the rush to war in Iraq.
"Fantastic, Erudite, Superb Research"
Tonight on the program, live coverage of the first Presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Mark Halperin; John Heilemann; Maureen Dowd; Jeff Greenfield; Mike Allen; Katty Kay; and Frank Luntz.
"Dinklage and Dragons: Will Tyrion Win The "Game of Thrones"?" is from the April 09, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times.
We conclude with filmmakers Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, here to introduce their new documentary, "Defying the Nazis."
"Will Trump Be Dumped?" is from March 19, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Fleet Cooper.
But our new president’s most intense, primal, torrid relationship is in full “The War of the Roses” bloom here. And it is not with his beautiful, reserved wife. It’s with the press, the mirror for the First Narcissus.
"Trump vs. Press: Crazy, Stupid Love" is from the February 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
He’s got the role of his life and he’s casting his show: Steve Bannon is his Roy Cohn, the combative hammer and agitprop genius; Theresa May is Maggie to his Ronnie; Ivanka and Jared are his consiglieri, family to help him figure out who stays and who gets iced; Vladimir Putin echoes the role of Trump’s dad, Fred, who was supremely aggressive and calculating, cool where Donald was hot, someone who believed the world was divided into killers and losers. (But in Putin’s case, it’s literal.)
"Wild Child Takes Charge" is from the January 28, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Paul Ryden.
Now, stacked on the Trump tower of petrifying things we have to worry about — war with Iran, war with China, war with Mexico, war with Islam, war with koala bears — there is yet another looming disaster.
"Free Melania — From Our Expectations" is from the February 04, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"Girl Talk at Trump Tower" is from the October 01, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Trump Does It His Way" is from the April 02, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Maureen Dowd and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.