Jul 18, 2017
Oct 18, 2014
There is no way to hear Brittany Maynard's voice without being deeply touched.
Aug 26, 2013
And so once more we gather on the 93rd anniversary of that historic day when women finally won the right to vote to give out the Equal Rites Awards to those folks who are still doing their best to take us backward.
Jul 15, 2013
Is this what they mean by a death watch? The father of his country, a moral icon to the world, lies in a hospital bed as cameras wait outside and newspaper headlines offer a daily prognosis: "Mandela on Life Support." "South Africans Asked to Pray for Mandela." "Mandela Remains Critical, Responds to Treatment." "It's Time to Let Him Go."
Aug 27, 2012
So, dear friends, we gather again to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage. We honor our foremothers in our special way by handing out the Equal Rites Awards for those who have done the most to slow down progress.
Jan 23, 2012
Sunday marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, but the big news this year is the debate over the 1965 decision of Griswold v. Connecticut that made contraception legal.
Aug 26, 2011
Our one-woman panel prepares in good spirit to hand out the Equal Rites Awards to all those who did their best to do the worst for women in the past year The envelopes please.
Mar 29, 2011
We became friends long after we had known each other as candidate and journalist, long after the grit that Geraldine Ferraro showed facing down press and politicians had been transformed into the grit she showed facing multiple myeloma.
Jan 3, 2011
In little over a century, Americans have gone from a life expectancy of 47 to one of 78. By 2025 there will be 66 million Americans over 65. The decisions that we make individually and collectively about how to spend this gift of time will reshape the country.
Aug 27, 2010
And so we rise to celebrate Aug. 26, the 90th anniversary of the day American women finally won the right to vote.
Jan 1, 2010
There is something fitting about writing my last column on the first day of a new year. January, after all, is named for the Roman god of beginnings and endings. [Editor's note: This is Ellen Goodman's final column.]
Dec 24, 2009
I am time-traveling these days because on Jan. 1 I'll be ending my tenure as a syndicated columnist. During the last four decades, I've tracked one story more than any other.