Katha Pollitt

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Friday, March 13, 2009
A Small Sacrifice to Help Save the World
The gods of publishing must have had a good laugh when they arranged for philosopher Peter Singer to bring out The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty in the middle of the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression. First worlders have a moral obligation to give away thousands of dollars - thousands!
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Friday, February 06, 2009
The Kindness of Strangers
It's hard to believe, but there was a time not so long ago when charity was going to save the world. The right argued for a "compassionate conservatism" that would transfer the care and feeding of the poor from government to churches, while liberals, who saw government funds for good works shrinking, increasingly relied on the kindness of foundations and NGOs.
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Friday, January 30, 2009
Stalling Over Birth Control
To the outrage of many feminists and family planners , the Democrats heeded President Obama and dropped from the stimulus bill a provision that would have made it easier for states to offer contraception through Medicaid to low-income women not now covered by Medicaid.
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