Things to Read for Your Evening Procrastination on January 17, 2016

Monday Smackdown: Who Needs More Therapy More Desperately, Maureen Dowd or the Editors of the New York Times?

Scott Lemieux: Today In Recycled Nutty Gender Politics Theater, With Maureen Dowd: "Shorter Verbatim MoDo:

AFTER running as a man last time around, Hillary Clinton is now running as a woman. Matthew Dowd, the former W. strategist who became an independent, says Hillary got it backward: She should have run as a woman in 2008, when she was beating back a feminized antiwar candidate. And she should have run as a man this time, when Americans feel beleaguered and scared and yearn for something ‘big and masculine and strong,’ as Dowd put it.

Note: as a first approximation, every Maureen Dowd column between now and Election Day will make this argument, the fact that no self-respecting editor should have let it appear in a newspaper of any quality once notwithstanding.

Friends really should not let friends pay money to the New York Times...