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CNN Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist — CNN, Daily Beast
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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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Daughter to Disney: I’ll Take the Tiara, You Keep the Prince — Our hotel room seemed to radiate with pink glitter. The Disney World staff knew it was my daughter's fifth birthday and that she loves everything princess, so they filled our room with princess galore. There was a Rapunzel balloon and a Little Mermaid coloring book and a Cinderella Barbie doll - as if Cinderella could get any skinnier.

20% of U.S. Children Live on Food Stamps

The Pentagon’s Pathetic Vietnam Whitewash — It's the biggest snow job of 2015-and you probably haven't heard about it. This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. It was on March 8, 1965 that the United States dispatched 3,500 Marines to Vietnam, officially starting our ground war there.

A Muslim Cleric Walks Into a Gay Bar... — It's hard to be a conservative in America these days. When fundamentalist Islamists terrorize innocent citizens, you tweet something about how we have to stop all Muslims from imposing their Sharia law on "us." And when the Supreme Court announces it will review a set of cases on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, you freak out about gay people imposing their gayness on all of "us."

Obama is wrong about 'fast track' trade policy — The voters scoffed at me, surveying their decaying porches with the decaying economy all around them. They blamed trade deals, especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for the loss of good manufacturing jobs in the area, and laws giving steel and auto plants the chance to move jobs overseas.

GOP, support Obama on taxing the wealthy — In the United States, the top 1% control more than one third of the nation's resources. Two out of three Americans disapprove of the current distribution of income and wealth. They believe that our economy and government unfairly favor the rich. One of the major contributors to rising inequality is our tax system.

Nearly killed for satire, Syrian cartoonist stands proud — Ali Ferzat was severely beaten by the Assad Regime for his cartoons in 2011. After the Charlie attack, he says the pen is clearly mightier than any weapon.

The GOP’s Abortion-Obsessed First Day — The day Republicans took over Congress, House Majority LeaderKevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declared, "We're focused on job creation" and running "a more efficient, effective, accountable government." "Serious adults are in charge here," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) added for good measure, "and we intend to make progress."

Free speech comes with responsibilities — Of course, I unequivocally support the right to free speech. Period. And I also believe in choosing to exercise that right responsibly and respectfully. That's why I would not have published cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed, insulting 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide in the process (and no, I wouldn't have published many of Charlie Hebdo's cartoons insulting Judaism and Christianity, either).

'Not gay' Mormons should be free to come out — "I think it's irresponsible to be airing a show with the content that gives the idea that sexual orientation is a choice," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. "That a discredited and old idea."
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Jan 30, 2015

RT @JamilSmith: "Feminism didn’t skip my daughter, it was just hiding underneath all that pink and glitter." @sallykohn in @nytimes:

Jan 30, 2015

RT @rachelsklar: When @sallykohn took her daughter for a princess makeover at Disneyland. GOLD. In @NYtimes today —

Jan 30, 2015

RT @AngryBlackLady: “I don’t have to marry a prince if I don’t want to. I could marry another princess." @sallykohn's daughter rocks.

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