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Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

Now that women will be on the front lines in combat, maybe the country is finally ready to put gender equality in the Constitution.

Planned Parenthood has concluded that “choice” is not always the best rallying cry. But it can still pack a punch.

Honor the Newtown victims by supporting groups working to end the outrageous levels of violence in our society.

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Her death is a warning: It could happen here.

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

What Romney may privately believe is far less important than the bargains he has made with the far-right Christian base of his party.


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