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
  • Has the GOP Gone Too Far?
  • Not content with depriving women of reproductive healthcare, House Republicans want to starve them and their children too.

  • It Takes a Village, Not a Tiger
  • Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

  • Jared Loughner's Glock: Weapon of Mass Destruction
  • Whatever Loughner's demons turn out to be, what let him kill six people and wound fourteen was that he had access to a gun — and a magazine that let him shoot thirty-three bullets without reloading.

  • Naomi Wolf: Wrong Again on Rape
  • Naomi Wolf is wrong to argue against press anonymity for victims of rape. Anonymity is not a "victorian relic" but a way to help victims come forward in reporting attacks.

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

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