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I’m not going to say that this is the most vapid column MoDo has ever written — the competition is way too steep.   But it’s always worth remembering that our most prominent newpaper thinks it’s worth spending oodles of money to receive utterly incoherent non-thoughts about trivia twice a week on its op-ed page, in […]

Give Her This

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On December 10, 2009

It used to be that Gail Collins would feign reluctance about having been forced by events to author her 75th consecutive column about some trivial political sex scandal or another. At least she seems

A Walk Down MoDo Memory Lane

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On May 18, 2009
Apparently, her stance on the ethics of plagiarism has changed considerably over the decades. And, of course, her plagiarism is much worse, since nobody (except perhaps some PUMAs and right-wing bloggers) actually expects contemporary politicians to always write their own stuff. Share

Outsourcing II

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On March 11, 2009

Edroso on Paglia: I see Salon is still publishing Camille Paglia. Why, I wonder? It can’t be respect for her prose, which reads like yammerings that a cranked-up MFA candidate might read into a

"Heh. He Said Beaver."

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On March 5, 2009

In re: MoDo, what Chait and Yglesias and Benen said. In criticizing Dowd for focusing almost entirely on inane personal trivia larded with her bizarre gender obsessions, I might have implied that she

What a Wingnutty Era it Was

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On November 7, 2008

I thought I was aware of most of the major pillars of Clinton-era foolishness, but I had no idea that there had been thigh-rubbing about Clinton having a hot tub (just like Saint Reagan, although the

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