Maureen Dowd

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Maureen Dowd Biography

Maureen Bridgid Dowd (born January 14, 1952) is an American columnist for The New York Times and best-selling author. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, she worked for Time magazine and the Washington Star, where she covered news as well as sports and wrote feature articles. Dowd joined the Times in 1983 as a metropolitan reporter and eventually became an Op-Ed writer for the newspaper in 1995. In 1999, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for her series of columns on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the Clinton administration.

Dowd was born the youngest of five children in Washington, D.C. and is of Irish American ancestry. Her father, Mike, worked as a Washington, D.C. police inspector, while her mother, Peggy, was a homemaker. Dowd graduated from Immaculata High School in 1969. She rece ...

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11 November 2014

Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve.

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