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  • And they call this a recreational drug?

    Maureen Doud is hardly the only person who has ever taken marijuana without understanding its power. She talks of “the darker side of unleashing a drug as potent as marijuana on a horde of tourists of all ages ... seeking a mellow buzz.”

  • Marty Dowd, tennis coach for Catholic University of America, poses for a photograph, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Washington. The 77-year-old coach led the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference title and a first-round match Friday against Washington & Lee in the NCAA Division III tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Marty Dowd has Catholic U. tennis in NCAA tournament after 53 years

    The 77-year-old coach with the quick wit and famous sister (Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd) led the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference title and a first-round match against Washington & Lee on Friday in the NCAA Division III bracket.

  • Marty Dowd, tennis coach for Catholic University of America, watches practice, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Washington. The 77-year-old coach led the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference title and a first-round match against Washington & Lee in the NCAA Division III bracket. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    In 52nd season, Catholic tennis coach off to NCAAs

    Marty Dowd has been the men's tennis coach at Catholic University for more than a half-century, and he's finally going to the NCAA tournament. He'll arrive with his sense of humor firmly intact.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama arrives to participate in a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 17, 2013, about measures to reduce gun violence. With Obama is former Rep. Gabby Giffords (left) and Mark Barden, the father of Newtown shooting victim Daniel. (Associated Press)

    Maureen Dowd to Obama: Learn 'how to govern'

    Left-leaning New York Times' columnist Maureen Dowd has jumped ideological camp and ripped into President Obama, calling him out for what she characterizes as leadership failures in the gun control debate.

  • Facebook exec's new book urges women to 'lean in'

    For a book that has yet to be released, Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" _ part feminist manifesto, part how-to career guide _ has got a lot of people talking.

  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer makes a point to President Obama upon his arrival Wednesday at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Mrs. Brewer said he took issue with a passage in her book that described an encounter in an unflattering manner. (Associated Press)

    GOLDBERG: Political finger-pointing

    Jesse Jackson is right. In response to the faceoff in Arizona between President Obama and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer last week, Mr. Jackson said, "Even George Wallace did not put his finger in Dr. King's face." It's true; he didn't. Similarly, not even Joseph Stalin wrote two autobiographies the way Mr. Obama has. And even Genghis Khan didn't have a Swiss bank account the way Mitt Romney did.

  • Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, holding a booklet depicting Paul Revere, speaks Thursday with reporters as she tours Boston's North End. (Associated Press)

    PRUDEN: Palin gets it right, you betcha

    Sarah Palin is the hottest act in town, and the critics can only grind their teeth. She's playing the media like a violin, though the likes of Chris Matthews and Maureen Dowd look more like bass fiddles.

  • Culture Briefs

    "While I'm still trying to wrap my head around Maureen Dowd's 'Mean Girls' column, I think it's worth noting that, for a clique to splinter, there has to be a clique in the first place," writes Rachael Larimore at the Slate blog Double X.

  • 'V' is not for victory

    Scratch a liberal and you may find a Hillary hater. A lot of men and women on the left can't stand her. The attitude of these women is both visceral and intellectual. They despise her pretense of being a "feminist" because she so compromised herself in her relationship with Bill. More important, they can't bear her torturous explanations of why she voted to go to war in Iraq.

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