Katha Pollitt
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    Katha Pollitt is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Her most recent book, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, makes a powerful argument for abortion as a moral right and social good. She is the author of seven books, three of which are collections of political essays and columns: Reasonable Creatures (Vintage, 1995); Subject to Debate (Modern Library, 2001); and Virginity or Death! (Random House, 2006). The Mind-Body Problem: And Other Poems is a book of brilliant, poignant, and often funny poems that are full of surprises and originality, and Learning to Drive and Other Life Stories is a collection of personal essays (Random House, 2007).

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Featured Work
  • Why I Heart King Abdullah
  • He was an old-school monarch who made America feel good about itself again.

  • Christie: A Bully’s Bully
  • Christie has filled the place formerly occupied by John McCain: the straight-shooting Republican "maverick." 

  • The Year in Feminism
  • Amid the bad news for women, the year had its bright moments.

  • When Even Diapers Are a Luxury
  • Being a poor mother in the US today means re-using diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy. 

  • America Doesn't Torture — It Kills
  • Even in the hottest days of the Cold War, Americans accused of spying for the Soviets had their day in court. These days, we have drones and a kill list.

Featured Video
  • Katha Pollitt on GRITtv with Laura Flanders, December 2, 2010: Sex, the Pope, and Sarah Palin
Featured Audio
  • Fellows Katha Pollitt and Ari Berman Talk at The Majority Report with Sam Seder