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 MYSTERIOUS MUSLIM CREATIONIST SHIPMENT.

THE MYSTERIOUS MUSLIM CREATIONIST SHIPMENT. As Ezra notes, we at TAP were baffled by the dozen or so expensive creationist books that arrived at our office a few weeks ago. The big question is where does the maker of these books, a Turkish guy who goes by the name Harun Yahya, get the money to send out a mailing like this? The Times article doesn't reach any conclusions.

SHORTER THAN IRAQ.

SHORTER THAN IRAQ. I'm a towering 5'7", so perhaps I should be gleeful about news that America, as a whole, is shrinking. But the statistical side of me knows that the fact that America is no longer the tallest country is an indirect, if partial indicator that our collective health is declining.

[J]ust as it has in so many other arenas, America's predominance in height has faded. Americans reached a height plateau after World War II, gradually falling behind the rest of the world as it continued growing taller.

FRED THOMPSON: MITT ROMNEY WITHOUT THE HAIR.

FRED THOMPSON: MITT ROMNEY WITHOUT THE HAIR. Fred Thompson's nascent presidential campaign has taken a big hit. Last week the Los Angeles Times reported that, in the early 1990s, he lobbied the George H. W. Bush administration -- on behalf of a pro-choice group -- to loosen the "gag rule" that barred federally-funded clinics from discussing abortions with clients.

ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING EXTENDED.

ABSTINENCE-ONLY FUNDING EXTENDED. Back in May I was thrilled to see Democrats pledging to not reauthorize Title V, one of many federal abstinence-only funding streams.

GUT NUMBERS.

GUT NUMBERS. I’m a sucker for numbers, and using numbers to make an argument. In Iowa this week, Barack Obama and his campaign were using a new tactic for persuading Democratic caucus voters: Contrasting his position on Iraq in 2002 with Hillary Clinton’s vote that autumn by hanging some numbers on the decision to invade and the war that has ensued.

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