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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Can a dose of Christianity stiffen the Democrats' spine, win back Kansas and bring people power to the anemic left?

I was listening to Morning Edition on December 30, and up came one of those end-of-the-year heart-warmers that's supposed to make you feel there's hope for this old world yet.

Another holiday season--and only a year after the last one. How did that happen?

How long did it take Republicans to write their thank-you note to the Christian right? About five minutes.

Sitting alone in a classroom at a Catholic all-boys high school this weekend (don't ask), I passed the time by browsing through the health textbooks stacked on the window sill.

Reservists mutiny in Iraq, old people keel over standing in line for flu shots and all sorts of cats leap out of Bush's bag of secrets: According to Ron Suskind's revelatory New York Times Mag

Democrats haven't made much of what would happen to the courts should Bush win a second term.

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Katha Pollitt
Katha Pollitt is well known for her wit and her keen sense of both the...

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