Dana Goldstein

RH Reality Check

Dana Goldstein is an Rewire staff writer and a staff writer at The American Prospect, where she covers the 2008 presidential race, education policy, women’s issues, and much more. She blogs daily at TAPPED. Dana’s writing has also appeared in The New Republic, BusinessWeek, The Guardian, and In These Times.

Aborting Health Care Reform

The president and his staff have been reluctant to take on reproductive rights in health reform. But that has not prevented anti-choicers from using the issue to activate their base against reform.

Is the GOP a Mixed Choice Party?

Pro-life Democrats have recently scored high profile electoral victories in the Rust Belt and Deep South. But the Republican Party continues to reject even tepid supporters of reproductive rights.

When Obama Voted “No”

Obama’s opposition to the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” serves as the basis of anti-choice rhetoric against his candidacy. The BAIPA isn't really about protecting infants; it is anti-abortion rights legislation crafted by the hard right.

Fractures on the Far Right

John Hagee's endorsement of Sen. John McCain was calculated to provide McCain with instant credibility among evangelical Christian voters. Instead, the Hagee endorsement has exposed a key fracture within the Republican coalition: tensions between right-wing Catholics and right-wing evangelical Protestants.