Ann Friedman

Ann Friedman is an editor and writer. Formerly the executive editor of GOOD, she’s now hard at work on a crowd-funded magazine called Tomorrow and is a politics columnist for NYmag.com. She curates the work of women journalists at LadyJournos!, makes hand-drawn pie charts for The Hairpin, and dispenses animated advice at the Columbia Journalism Review. In July 2012, CJR named her one of 20 women to watch.

Recent Articles

THE CANDIDATES ON STEM CELLS.

Joe Biden's stem cell remarks on Tuesday and the objurgatory exchange that followed between the two campaigns raised a valid question: what's going on with this erstwhile issue-of-infinite-contention?

OBAMA'S CHALLENGE: ANYTHING BUT THE ECONOMY, STUPID.

Founding Editor Bob Kuttner is joining us on TAPPED with commentary about his new book, Obama's Challenge: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency, and on economic issues in the campaign.

So now we understand what John McCain’s handlers were up to: Intensify the culture wars, and once again use cultural symbols as substitutes for policies. In particular, use Hockey Mom Sarah Palin to change the subject from why regular Americans are hurting in the pocketbook to why Palin is a more regular American than Barack Obama. Will the Democrats change it back? Whether they do will decide the election.

SHORTER SARAH PALIN SPEECH.

Alaska!

[Cut to baby]

"Community organizers" suck.

[Cut to baby]

DRILL, BABY, DRILL!

[Cut to baby]

John McCain=American hero.

[Cut to entire family onstage.]

--Ann Friedman

PALIN AND THE MEANING OF CHOICE.

Cara at The Curvature had a great post last week on how annoyed she was that antichoicers were portraying Sarah Palin's child with Down's syndrome as a heroic choice on the part of the vice-presidential candidate. Cara writes,

You know, it's the anti-choicers who use "it's not a choice, it's a child" as a rallying cry to force women to give birth. And yet here I am, as pro-choice as can be, really fucking annoyed that conservative assholes are portraying this very real, actual child as a political choice rather than the human being that he is.

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