Archive | December, 2007

Is Bhutto Dead Because She Was a Woman?

December 28, 2007

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Yes, I’m on vacation with my family. Having a nice time relaxing with PunditGirl and Mr. PunditMom. But how do I not grieve for Benazir Bhutto. I know there are all sorts of issues surrounding her — circumstances of …

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I Thought It Was Christmas, Not Easter

December 23, 2007

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PunditGirl: “Mommy, when they killed Jesus, why didn’t his mother protect him?” Oh, help me.…

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And So This Is Christmas

December 21, 2007

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So here we are, just days away from Christmas. And there are so many non-Christmas things to write about … Hillary’s looks on the campaign trail. Why some people think Jennifer Love Hewitt is fat.How a presidential contender can

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Bush Says Poor Children Don’t Need SCHIP

December 20, 2007

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Right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, President Bush has vetoed for the second time the extension of federal funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). But is it worse that Bush vetoed it again …

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Has USA Today Forgotten John Edwards?

December 18, 2007

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As a general matter, I’m a big fan of Susan Page at USA Today, especially when she fills in for Diane Rehm on public radio. So I was interested to see her article called Poll: Electability becoming more important

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Why Not Obama?

December 17, 2007

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I’ve made no secret that I came out early this campaign season in supporting a Democrat for president and that my candidate is John Edwards. Today over at MOMocrats we’re all talking about a slightly different subject — why

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I Can’t Stop Wondering About Obama’s Mother

December 16, 2007

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I keep wondering what Barack Obama’s mother would think about her son’s presidential campaign. Unfortunately, she’s not around for anyone to ask that question — she died of ovarian cancer in 1995. But there is one photo I keep seeing …

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Does This Blog Make Me Look Fat?

December 13, 2007

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Nigella Lawson has apparently hit a nerve in Britain. Some of her fans think she’s crossed the line from her figure being “womanly” to just plain old fat. Sound harsh? It’s no secret that Lawson, the cookbook queen and self-proclaimed …

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Some Very Special Political Elves

December 12, 2007

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If you’re looking for a little laugh to alleviate the holiday stress or the angst of Iowa and New Hampshire, I give you some elves. I know, I know — I usually don’t go down this road, especially since PunditGirl …

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"Just" in Time for the Holidays!

December 10, 2007

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It’s a big anniversary for the ladies who bring us the monthly Just Post Awards — their award for blog posts that focus on social justice issues is one year old this month! There is a lengthy list that’s well

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Damned if You Do, Damned If You Don’t

December 9, 2007

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Workplace discrimination against women, especially those with any sort of care-giving responsibilities, can be subtle. But sometimes it’s so obvious, all you can do is shake your head like Scooby-Doo and say, “RUH??” That’s what lawyer Alyson Kirleis found herself …

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Why is Immigration So Important to the GOP?

December 8, 2007

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As I was watching the GOP candidates on the CNN/YouTube debate, it seemed to me that they are trying to turn the immigration issue into one we should start worrying about in terms of our national security. The GOP presidential …

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