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Maureen Dowd Bio, Age, Family, Column, Husband, Trump, Net Worth

Maureen Dowd (Maureen Bridgid Dowd) is an American Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and author. She focuses on American politics, popular culture, and international affairs.

Maureen Dowd Biography

Maureen Dowd (Maureen Bridgid Dowd) is an American Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and author. She focuses on American politics, popular culture, and international affairs.

She graduated from Immaculata High School in 1969 and later joined The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she graduated in 1973 with a B.A in English.

Maureen Dowd began her career as an editorial assistant for the Washington Star in 1974 and later became a sports columnist, metropolitan reporter, and feature writer.

In 1981 she joined ‘Time’ after Washington Star closed. Dowd joined New York Times as a metropolitan reporter in 1983 and in 1986 she became a correspondent in the Times Washington bureau. She received a Breakthrough Award from Columbia University in 1991. She won a Matrix Award I 1994 from New York Women in Communications.

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Maureen Dowd Age

She was born on January 14, 1952, in Washington, D.C, United States.

Maureen Dowd Family | Maureen Dowd Brother

Maureen was born to Margaret “Peggy” (Meenehan), a housewife and Mike Dowd, who worked as a Washington, D.C. police inspector. She is the youngest of five children. Maureen’s brother Kevin Dowd is a Trump supporter.

She wrote in a column that where she goes many people ask her how can her brother support Trump. ‘Wherever I go, people ask me the same question: “How can he?” How can Kevin support President Trump? Why isn’t he bothered by all the things others find appalling and frightening?’

Maureen Dowd Husband

Maureen Dowd has never married although she has been in a romantic relation with Aaron Sorkin, the creator, and producer of The West Wing and also  John Tierney a fellow Times Columnist. She was also in a brief relationship with actor Michael Douglas.

Maureen Dowd New York Times

Maureen Dowd joined New York Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and in 1986 she became a correspondent in the Times Washington bureau. In 1995 she became an op-ed columnist on ‘The New York Times’.

1996 she was named by Glamour magazine as a Woman of the Year. and won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize, for distinguished commentary. She won the Damon Runyon Award for outstanding contributions to journalism (2000)

Maureen Dowd became the first Mary Alice Davis Lectureship speaker (sponsored by the School of Journalism and the Center for American History) at The University of Texas at Austin (2005).

In August 2014 it was announced that Dowd would become a staff writer for ‘The New York Times Magazine’ although her first article was published on 2nd May 2015 in the ‘Times’ about her niece Tara, who had a stroke at age 41 caused by an arterial dissection in her brain.

Maureen Dowd Column

Maureen’s column has been described as letters to her mother, whose friends credit as “the source, the fountain of Maureen’s humor and her Irish sensibilities and her intellectual take.” Dowd at one point said, “She is in my head in the sense that I want to inform and amuse the reader.”

Maureen Dowd columns are distinguished by an acerbic, often polemical writing style and they display a critical and irreverent attitude towards powerful, mostly political. She often refers to her subjects by nicknames.

She perceives her columns to be an exploration of politics, Hollywood, and gender-related topics and often uses popular culture to support and metaphorically enhance her political commentary.

Her column has also been described as often being political cartoons that capture a caricatured view of the current political landscape with precision and exaggeration.

Maureen Dowd Trump

Maureen Dowd wrote in her column about Trump and said she was not a Trump follower and his manners offend her. She also wrote that Trump got into office due to Congress’s inability or unwillingness to do its job.

‘ I am not a Trump disciple. His manners offend me and the tweeting is overdone, but I do admire his resiliency against an unrelenting and unfair press. His tweeting is annoying, but it can be an effective defense. He has 43.2 million Twitter followers. The New York Times has 3.1 million subscribers.

Trump got into office because of Congress’s inability or unwillingness to do its job. The voters were so fed up, they turned to a reality TV star instead of the 20 politicians on the menu. (Or 20.5 if you want to count Martin O’Malley.)

Trump delivered on his promises to shake things up with a slew of executive orders undoing much of Barack Obama’s burdensome regulations and, more importantly, started to reshape the lower courts decimated by Obama’s appointments. The nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court may be his most lasting legacy.

Trump’s presidency is unorthodox, but his blustering against Kim Jong-un is the only way to deal with a bully. And since Kim will want to get back at Trump, and Kim’s rockets may be able to reach only the West Coast, we’re probably all right until he can hit a red state.’

Maureen Dowd Clinton’s (Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton)

Maureen Dowd called out the Clinton’s in her column in the New York Times where she said she had had enough of the Hillary and Bill Clinton.

“I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at the last minute to cordon off more sections behind thick black curtains, they say due to a lack of sales. I paid $177 weeks in advance. (I passed on the pricey meet-and-greet option.) On the day of the event, some unsold tickets are slashed to single digits.

I get reassigned to another section as the Clintons’ audience space shrinks. But even with all the herding, I’m still looking at large swaths of empty seats — and I cringe at the thought that the Clintons will look out and see that, too.

It was only four years ago, after all, that Canadians were clamoring to buy tickets to see the woman who seemed headed for history. I can’t fathom why the Clintons would make like aging rock stars and go on a tour of Canada and the U.S. at a moment when Democrats are hoping to break the stranglehold of their cloistered, superannuated leadership and exult in a mosaic of exciting new faces.”

Maureen Dowd Books

  • 2016: The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics
  • 2014: Are Men Obsolete?
  • 2005: Are Men Necessary?
  • 2004: Bushworld

Maureen Dowd Net Worth

She has not made her net worth public.

Maureen Dowd Quotes

  1. The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
  2. Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they’ve never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military.
  3. Romantic googling can be as dangerous as drunk text messaging. Of course, hell hath no fury like a woman who Google-bombs her old flames name with a word like “impotent.
  4. I don’t understand men. I don’t even understand what I don’t understand about men.
  5. Instead of broadening the choices of how to look good, we have only broadened the ways we try to look alike. Women are headed toward one face, one body, and one expression.
  6. I never presume to give advice on writing. I think the best way to learn to write is to read books
    and stories by good writers. It’s a hard thing to preach about. As Thelonious Monk once said about
    his field, “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
  7. Instead of broadening the choices of how to look good, we have only broadened the ways we try to look alike. Women are headed toward one face, one body, and one expression.
  8. We no longer have natural selection. We have an unnatural selection. Survival of the fittest has been replaced by survival of the fakes.
  9. Who knows? If women all end up with the same face and body, men may gravitate toward the quirky. Then the chicks with the laugh lines and love handles will be the lucky ones.
  10. Women are affected by lunar tides only once a month; men have raging hormones every day.
  11. American women are evolving backward–becoming more focused on their looks than ever. Feminism has been defeated by narcissism.
  12. Women fear that men will have their way and then slither away. Men fear that women will come back and boil their bunnies.

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