Stories by Ellen Goodman

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Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

John McCain has promised the court to the right wing, and Roe v. Wade is first up on the chopping block.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2008, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

We plan our own pensions and assemble our own cheap furniture. I pray the Internet ad for a do-it-yourself eye surgery kit is a hoax.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2008, Source: Truthdig

We spend too much time arguing with each other about teens and sex, and too little time talking to kids about healthy sexuality.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2008, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

Retrofitting women to make them sexually attractive and "marriageable" is more than a Hollywood fad. It's life or death for many.

Posted on: May 22, 2008, Source: Truthdig

The call to understand the polygamous sect as just another unique corner of multicultural America is relativism run amok.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2008, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

Pairing Clinton and Obama (in either order) might produce a ticket that's greater than the sum of its parts.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2008, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

The recent spate of pregnancy films, from <i>Juno</i> to <i>Knocked Up</i>, all implicitly send the message that the right choice is to keep the baby.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

The Bush administration is trying to take credit for a recent breakthrough in stem cell research, when, in reality, they just ended up delaying the process.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2007, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

New technologies are allowing parents to take watching their children to creepy, new heights.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

When 40 kids were asked to create a new town, was it possible for them to escape the model of cutthroat competition, class divisions and unrelenting consumerism?

Posted on: Sep 23, 2007, Source: Washington Post Writers Group

The view of polygamy as just another lifestyle choice has been countered by the growing evidence of communities rife with abuse.

Posted on: May 28, 2007, Source: Truthdig

With technology becoming far more sophisticated and pervasive, sports is awash in ethical dilemmas. So where does a lightning fast amputee fit in the spectrum of Barry Bonds with his alleged doping and Tiger Woods with his better-than-perfect Lasik eyes?

Posted on: Mar 23, 2007, Source: Truthdig

Representative Pete Stark is the highest-ranking politician in American history say publicly that he doesn't believe a "supreme being" -- but believes that real political courage is saying, "Let's tax the rich and give money to poor kids."

Posted on: Nov 24, 2006, Source: Truthdig

If men had been the only voters in Missouri, Montana or Virginia, we'd have a Republican Senate. It's time for the Dems to listen to what women were voting for in the 2006 elections.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2006, Source: Truthdig

It tells you how bad things are when wrenching approval for contraception out of the Bush administration counts as a smashing victory.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2006, Source: Truthdig

In times of war, babies become the new bling.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2004, Source: WorkingForChange.com

Can Dems reach the 'how-am-I-going-to-make-it-today-moms'?