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Stories by Anna Quindlen
Reading Has a Strong Future: Anna Quindlen
The future of reading is backlit and bright.
Quindlen: Obama Must Get back to Real Populism
We elected him to do the right thing—not take dictation.
Anna Quindlen: Assessing Barack Obama's Progress
Assessing a young presidency. Barack Obama campaigned as a populist firebrand but governs like a cerebral consensus builder. The founding fathers wouldn't have it any other way.
Anna Quindlen: Stepping Aside
Three big binders bring a message from a new generation about the future of the news business.
Quindlen: Why Do We Pretend Parenting Is Easy?
Being a parent is easy and intuitive, correct? Well, no—it's just customary to pretend that that's the case.
Anna Quindlen: End the Ban on Gays in the Military
There's no need to waste time with further study. The policy on gays in the military must be overturned now.
Quindlen on the Financial Crisis
It would be so much easier for Americans to get a handle on the financial crisis if they knew what it was about.
Let’s Talk About Sex
Congress loves abstinence-only programs so much it has thrown big bucks at them. The public? It's got better ideas.
Anna Quindlen: Mary Todd Lincoln's Tragic Story
Mary Todd may have been the first to see greatness in her husband. But once he was a legend, history saw only the worst in her.
Quindlen: RU-486 Keeps Abortion Private
American women have found a new way to keep abortion a personal and private responsibility. It comes with a glass of water.
Anna Quindlen: The End of Swagger
The welfare of women should be a key component of American foreign policy. And we've got the woman to make that happen.
Anna Quindlen: Obama the Orator
The atmosphere demands it, the American people need it. The Inaugural Address should be the first salvo by an orator in chief.
Anna Quindlen: Why Stuff Is Not Salvation
As the boom times fade, an important holiday question surfaces: why in the world did we buy all this junk in the first place?
Anna Quindlen: The Loving Decision
Same-sex marriage was beaten back at the ballot box. Now here's a history lesson on why victory is inevitable in the long run.
Quindlen: What Obama Means to This Nation
Occasionally America turns out to be every bit as good as its hype. It's thrilling to be around to witness one of those moments.
Anna Quindlen: The Youth Vote Could Change History
If the millennials seize the (election) day, they could transform the terms of American civic engagement for decades to come.
Obama the Unruffled
Americans look for the character trait that the times require. There's no question: this moment cries out for stability.
Anna Quindlen on the Leadership Lid
One of the greatest natural resources in America is going underused. And she may be sitting right at the next desk.
The GOP Finds Feminism
If you're a Republican, you'd better learn. The right wing that trashed the women's movement suddenly finds its inner feminist.
Anna Quindlen: The Caucasian Card
It can be tough being black in America. But the tough stuff builds character. Maybe that's why Barack Obama got this far this fast.
Anna Quindlen: McCain Must Develop Cybersavvy
The terrorists have laptops in their hideouts. Can America afford to have a leader who is just learning how to use one?
Anna Quindlen: Book Leads to Teacher's Suspension
A teacher who is psyched about engaging struggling students learns that bureaucracy is more important than pedagogy.
Quindlen: Summertime Blues
Sometimes big events shake the nation's sense of self. But sometimes it is the small things, like the sound of jingle mail.
Anna Quindlen: Sen. Obama, Attention Must Be Paid
Senator? Senator! I have gray hair and crow's feet and a lifetime of being underestimated. I'm nobody's sweetie. And I vote.
Anna Quindlen on Gay Marriage
Scream, shout, jump up and down. No matter. The gay-marriage issue is over and done with. The upshot: love won.
Quindlen: Hillary, Think of Your Legacy
It can still be a victory lap even if you don't win. Hillary Clinton should be thinking about her legacy, and how best to use it.
Anna Quindlen: Supreme Court Missing in Campaign
The most important decision a president ever makes? It's choosing a Supreme Court nominee. Voters, take note.
Quindlen: McCain's Principles
There was a time when John McCain had positions. Then he ran for president, and everything was suddenly up for grabs.
Quindlen: The Warrior Returns
The job of a mother is to take care of her children. There is nothing more at odds with that mission than the call to war.
Quindlen: Because It’s Right
It's hard to serve your country in Baghdad or Kabul. It shouldn't be hard to pay for college once you've come back home.
Quindlen: Still Stuck In 2nd
The double standard is alive and well; it's just more nuanced. And to those guys in New Hampshire? Iron your own shirts!
Quindlen: Home Cooking
Sending the kids off to college is one rite of passage. But it's when they finally leave for real that the biggest breach begins.