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  • April 29, 2004

    Homophobia of All Hues

    The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

    Christopher Lisotta

  • April 29, 2004

    Post-Feminism, R.I.P.

    By the most conservative estimates, the March for Women's Lives in Washington on April 25 was the biggest pro-choice demo ever--and it may have been the biggest march of any kind in US history.

    The Editors

  • April 26, 2004

    Marching for Women’s Lives

    Anyone who thinks the contemporary women's movement is dying, over or simply irrelevant will have to think again after yesterday's March for Women's Lives.

    Hillary Frey

  • April 22, 2004

    Racism and Reproductive Rights

    The March for Women's Lives is paying considerable attention to issues of concern to minority women.

    Ginger Adams Otis

  • April 22, 2004

    Down and Out in Texas

    Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

    Katha Pollitt


  • April 21, 2004

    Take Back Our Rights

    Click here to read how you can get involved in the April 25 March for Women's Lives.

    The Editors

  • April 8, 2004

    Pregnant and Dangerous

    The good news is that Utah has dropped murder charges against Melissa Rowland, who rejected her doctors' advice to undergo an immediate Caesarean section and gave birth to a stillborn boy and a g

    Katha Pollitt

  • March 18, 2004

    Gay Marriage: Sidestep on Freedom’s Path

    I'm for anything that terrifies Democrats, outrages Republicans, upsets the apple cart.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • March 11, 2004

    The (Not So) Gay Old Times

    AMPLIFICATION: Because of space constraints and incautious wording in my column last week, I referred to the Times's "Jayson Blair/Gerald Boyd problem." I intended to refer to those attacks on the Times that had asserted or implied that Boyd had in some way been responsible for overlooking Blair's shortcomings and that this pattern somehow reflected on the Times's affirmative-action policies. I did not mean to imply that there was any truth to these accusations. Indeed, there is none on the record as far as I am aware. I apologize to Mr. Boyd for any misimpressions I may have created. --Eric Alterman

    Eric Alterman

  • March 4, 2004

    George W. Bush Speaks Out on Gay Marriage

    He backs an amendment defining the vow
    Of marriage as being a guy and his frau,
    Lest civilization sink into a slough--
    Which he says could happen. It isn't clear how.

    Calvin Trillin