Archive | January, 2008

I See the GOP Freight Train Coming

January 31, 2008

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The cranky white men are getting in touch with their inner heroes. No, not those Heroes, though that would be interesting! To paraphrase Steve Martin from SNL, some of them have started joining hands to sing together in a

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Single Moms Can Rock the Vote!

January 31, 2008

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Women’s Voices, Women Vote has launched its new get out the vote campaign. In 2006, the theme was “Do You Remember Your First Time?” For 2008, WVWV is targeting single women again — 20 million of them in the “20

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Political Moms Dish

January 30, 2008

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My friend MojoMom has plenty of mojo, but she’s pretty political, too. So, in light of Edwards and Giuliani getting out of the race and Super Tuesday almost upon us, she invited me to participate in a “Special Election Edition”

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Not Good-bye. Just Until We Meet Again.

January 30, 2008

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John Edwards’ campaign website says that he is scheduled to give a “major policy address on poverty” this afternoon in New Orleans. CNN, MSNBC and other major news outlets are reporting that this scheduled speech is now going to …

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Don’t Go, John

January 30, 2008

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I’m on a paying article deadline at the moment, so I’ll write more later, but MSNBC just announced that John Edwards is dropping out of the race later today. He’ll be in New Orleans where he started the campaign to …

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It’s a Race for President of the United States, NOT Student Council

January 29, 2008

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Hurt feelings? Getting snubbed? I remember those types of episodes from when I ran for Student Council Treasurer as a high school senior. I wanted to run for President of my very small, rural high school, but everyone agreed that …

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The Real Surge

January 28, 2008

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South Carolina has come and gone. But the political landscape looks much different than it did just two days ago. There‚Äôs been a major atmospheric shift in the presidential election. Did anyone really see Barack Obama winning the South Carolina …

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When Gloria Calls …

January 28, 2008

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As a girl growing up on a farm in the 1970s, I was a bit different from my girlfriends. From a relatively early age, I was addicted to the politics of the nation over those of high school. Instead of …

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Finding a Voice

January 26, 2008

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How do you hold your own in a room with a group of women who already have finely honed political messages? I’m not sure that I did. This weekend, I was lucky enough to be selected to attend a training

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Friends of the Blogosphere

January 25, 2008

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When I started blogging, it seemed like a solitary pursuit. Just me and my machine, as James Taylor would say. I knew there was the possibility of comments and some cyber-interaction, but I didn’t really expect it. I guess that …

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Race, Gender and the South Carolina Primary

January 25, 2008

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With the South Carolina Democratic primary upon us, I’m on pins and needles. Maybe I’m naive, but I really hadn’t anticipated the whole ratcheting up of the gender vs. race issue with the Democrats in the way that it …

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Mom-101 Goes All Political!

January 24, 2008

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I’m about ready to pass out here in my home office. As we are enduring the kitchen remodeling project from hell (OK, they all are!), today the hardwood floors are getting sanded. I thought up here in my third floor …

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