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

NO MARRIAGE WITHOUT PROCREATION!

NO MARRIAGE WITHOUT PROCREATION! A group of (pro-)gay-marriage activists are pushing a ballot measure in Washington that would only grant marriage licenses to hetero couples who say they are willing to have children. And if those married couples fail to pop a few out by the time three years have passed, the state would automatically dissolve their marriage.

LINDA HIRSHMAN RESPONDS TO MARK SCHMITT

LINDA HIRSHMAN RESPONDS TO MARK SCHMITT. The Internet is full of the eponymous blogs of academics with apparently nothing else to do. So I did not pay much attention, when conservative diva Ann Althouse ("Ms. Althouse Is Divine," ---Terry Teachout) criticized my Washington Post article, "You�ve Come a Long Way, Maybe." "Maybe" reports the extensive political science research that the "opt-out revolution" of workplace fame applies to politics as well.

�COOK�ING THE BOOKS

�COOK�ING THE BOOKS. I have gobs of respect for Charlie Cook, one of this nation�s best electoral analysts and an incorruptibly decent, always-accessible person. So it almost pains me to disagree with his recent column for the National Journal, in which he sees the electoral map loosening up in 2012 2008 [sorry for the error].

It will loosen some, of course; it almost has to. In electoral college terms, the 2000 and 2004 elections were the most stable in American history:

AMONG THE GODDESSES

AMONG THE GODDESSES. I appeared on bloggingheads.tv Tuesday with Ann Althouse, and while we had a lot to disagree about, we were mostly in accord in our criticism of TAP contributor Linda Hirshman's op-ed in the Sunday Washington Post on women, voting and Senator Clinton.

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT.

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT. What great timing! The same day my column calling for universal HPV vaccination is published, World Net Daily brings the crazy with this column from Jill Stanek (of "abortion providers eat fetuses!" fame). She writes,

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