Subject to Debate | The Nation

Subject to Debate

Katha Pollitt

Has it really come to this: an uphill battle to ban a gun that has no purpose except to kill thirty-three people before anyone can stop you?

The response to the allegations against the WikiLeaks founder prove that when it comes to rape, the left still doesn't get it.

Time again for the holiday gift guide.

The pope has said both men and women can use condoms to protect themselves from HIV.  Can he now say that women can use them to protect themselves from the dangers of pregnancy?

Conservatives don't really want to get rid of abortion rights? This next Congress, we might just find out.

Traveling in South Africa, you learn that one great thing about the country is that no one engages in small talk.

Young feminists aren't disdaining the movement, they're claiming it—but they want a bigger place in it.

Literary taste-making can't be the one place in America where gendered expectations play no role.


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