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Sally Kohn's Biography

Sally Kohn is a writer, activist and television commentator. A progressive Fox News Contributor, Sally’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Salon, New York Magazine, More Magazine, the Daily Beast, Reuters, USA Today, Politico, Time and more.

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Utah Firing Squad Law — The state of Utah just approved killing prisoners via firing squad - a development that's at once deeply horrifying and, in a strange way, encouraging. It's horrifying, because rather than recognizing the barbarism of the death penalty, Utah is moving toward even greater barbarity in the

Subtitles and Transcript — TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: It's time for liberals and conservatives to transcend their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News.

Stop Listening to John Bolton — There's an old joke, or sort of joke, about how bombing for peace is like f*cking for virginity. In that analogy, John Bolton is trying to f*ck us all over. Bolton, United States Ambassador to the United Nations under President George W.

Rape culture? It's too real — "That doesn't mean that something terrible didn't happen to Jackie" on the day in question, Police Chief Tim Longo said regarding the UVA student and her allegations. And Longo said he welcomes any further information that may still be out there.

Why are we beating up Starbucks? — But what's so bad about that? Shouldn't we commend Starbucks for trying to be good corporate citizen, to walk the talk, as it were? Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced the company's new campaign this week, which he described as "an opportunity to begin to re-examine how we can create a more empathetic and inclusive society."

The danger society doesn't talk about — This comes on the heels of members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity being caught on video singing an explicitly racist chant. In 2013, the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington was shut down after three separate incidents of rape were reported to have taken place in the frat house.

Frat Posted Pics of Nude, Sleeping Girls

In Defense of Fraternities — We have a strange tendency in America, or perhaps as human beings, to try and rationalize massive systemic problems as isolated, individual incidents. And so it goes with the latest outburst of bias-this time at the University of Oklahoma, where members of the fraternity SAE were captured on video repeating a violent and racist chant.: "There will never be a n****r SAE .

I’m Gay and I (Sort Of) Agree With Ben Carson — On Wednesday, perpetually controversial conservative Ben Carson told CNN's Chris Cuomo that being gay is "absolutely" a choice. I agree, kind of. Last week I wrote an essay for the Washington Post in which I talked about wanting my daughter to be gay-implicitly and explicitly challenging the idea long advanced by gay rights advocates that being gay is not a choice.

Sally Kohn: I hope my kid is gay like me — I live in the liberal bubble of Brooklyn, where no yuppie would ever admit to wanting their kid to be anything in particular other than happy. More often than not, though, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations.
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Mar 29, 2015

Holy crap, there's a town in #Indiana called Dick Johnson. And one called Floyds Knobs. Really. I mean.... Really.

Mar 29, 2015

Funny, I always thought "South Bend" was just another way of saying limp wrists...

Mar 29, 2015

There's a town in #Indiana called French Lick. If you're gonna go all right wing anti-sexual freedom, maybe change that first...

Mar 29, 2015

Apparently #Indiana was sick of being a state people just drove through on the way to other, more intolerant states so...

Mar 29, 2015

New #Indiana tourism ad: "Visit a state stuck in time, like the 1840s..."

Mar 29, 2015

Man, just when #Indiana was starting to hit its stride as a major tourist destination...

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