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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Maybe, just maybe, the religious right and its Republican friends have
finally gone too far with the Terri Schiavo case.

Women don't shout. Women don't like politics. Women shrink from intellectual debate. Women don't try.

Beijing Plus 10, the follow-up on the momentous 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, is opening at the United Nations as I write, and like other UN gatherings since George W.

As the saying goes, behind every successful woman is a man who is surprised. Harvard president Larry Summers apparently is that man.

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.

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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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