Stories by Katha Pollitt

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Posted on: Nov 15, 2005, Source: The Nation

Does Maureen Dowd's new book promote, rather than report on, the problems she describes?

Posted on: Aug 15, 2005, Source: The Nation

Currently enmeshed in a massive publicity campaign, the president of FFL tries to explain why her position -- that believing in women's rights, but not in abortion -- makes sense.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2004, Source: The Nation

Misguided youth or hardened criminals? A Fox affiliate in Arizona covered out-of-state student registration as a criminal act despite its complete legality.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2004, Source: The Nation

Republicans are quick to recast any liberal criticism of George Bush as demonic howls of rage. It won't be any different this week in New York.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2004, Source: The Nation

Kerry stakes his claim to 'conservative values' – but it's a mistake to give the right a monopoly on values by agreeing with them in a half-baked, yes-but, wishy-washy way.

Posted on: May 22, 2004, Source: The Nation

Some progressives feel that bringing back the draft could build opposition to the war. The main effect of bringing back the draft, however, would be to further militarize the nation.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2004, Source: The Nation

Single women voters are fans of progressive change. So why don't the Democrats offer them something progressive? Like pay equity, universal public preschool, or heck, free birth control.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2004, Source: The Nation

Anti-choicers should leap to embrace emergency contraception, considering it prevents 51,000 abortions a year. For the Bush Administration, though, science and women's rights are all less important than 'values.'

Posted on: Feb 22, 2004, Source: The Nation

Defing both logic and fact, a New York Times writer accuses feminists of ignoring the plight of their less fortunate sisters in the Third World.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2004, Source: The Nation

The media can't seem to grasp the fact that a candidate's wife with her own identity may actually be a good thing.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2003, Source: The Nation

The right will never forgive her and her memoir reads like one long fixed, glazed smile, but millions of American women still love Hillary Clinton.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2003, Source: The Nation

It is embarassing to watch the New York Times flagellate itself over Jayson Blair, when weightier matters of racism and news bias go unaddressed.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2003, Source: The Nation

The New York Times movingly conveys the pain of a rich white men (sort of) humbled by the economic downturn.

Posted on: May 19, 2002, Source: The Nation

Congressman Dennis Kucinich may have the right liberal stance -- anti-death penalty and pro-environment -- but his opposition to abortion rights reveals another side to his politics.