We have a winner in the Nation button contest: Beat Him by More in 2004, coined by Rick Mumma of Long Beach, New Jersey. Buttons bearing the slogan will be handed out in New York City during the GOP convention.

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Columnist Katha Pollitt has been chosen to receive a 2004 Woman of Power and Influence Award by the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women. The awards are given to women “who have demonstrated through their actions a commitment to feminist values, and who have utilized their position, their stature and their expertise in their fields to effect positive change for women.” Pollitt was singled out for her “extraordinary journalism.” Past recipients include former Congresswoman Liz Holtzman and Nation columnist Patricia J. Williams.