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For years, pro-choice activists have feared The Moment when abortion rights disappear in America. But there is not going to be A Moment. There is a movement , and it is chipping away at choice in many small moments. Start with the Supreme Court. With Sandra Day O'Connor gone, Justice Anthony Kennedy becomes the swing vote. Whither Roe ? He'll support the decision with one hand and slowly gut abortion rights with the other, Helena Silverstein and Wayne Fishman predict. Meanwhile, Allison Stevens reports that in many parts of the country, abortion looks a lot like it did before 1973: open to women of means, nearly impossible for everyone else. And just what were pro-choice groups doing while all this was going on? As Stevens reports on conversations with activists from some red states, not enough. Lastly, to abortion rights among the punditry priesthood: For years, many center-left commentators (all men!) have been arguing that a reversal of Roe would be good for Democrats politically...

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JUST POSTED ON TAP: HARD SELL. Garance Franke-Ruta reports on the icy reception Mark Warner received at this year�s Yearly Kos convention. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP: A MAN IN FULL. Garance Franke-Ruta notes that Al Gore �s new movie has turned his criticized qualities into critical ones. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP: STUPIDITY08.COM. Matt Yglesias observes how Washington pundits are gushing over a very silly idea for a third party presidential ticket. --The Editors

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JUST POSTED ON TAP: ANOTHER MISSILE CRISIS? Ted Sorensen and Adam Frankel discuss what the Bush administration could learn about Iran from JFK . --The Editors

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