Quote of the Day

"Speaking of [Maureen] Dowd, to understand how this process works, it is crucial to recognize the influence her Times column wields in determining the substance and contours of the agreed-upon narrative. This is a shame because while Dowd is a wonderfully felicitous writer, she has little interest in ideas and none in policy. Her column frequently reads as if co-written by the Shannen Doherty character in Heathers." --- Eric Alterman, The Nation