Archive | February, 2008

MOMocrats and "Just Call Me Hussein" Day

February 29, 2008

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In an effort to put childish bullies like Bill Cunningham in their place, we MOMocrats hosted a “Call Yourself Hussein Day” yesterday. For your enjoyment, I share with you mine — “Joanne Hussein PunditMom.” Trust me, I’ve been called worse …

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Remember, Just Because You’re Paranoid …

February 28, 2008

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… doesn’t mean they aren’t really out to get you. In all great humor, there’s always a grain of truth. Sure, Comedy Central is having a little fun, but how do we explain MSNBC’s Chris Matthews turning a guest’s favorable …

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Mothers of Intention: i miss the dream, by CityMama

February 27, 2008

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Things are heating up in the presidential race as we winnow the field of candidates. And emotions, as I’m noticing on comments here and elsewhere, are reflective of that. So today I’m introducing a new, regular feature here at PunditMom …

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The Year of Turning 50 — Does This Black Nail Polish Make Me Look Younger?

February 26, 2008

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Tell me the truth — am I too old for this?? The whole idea of black nails is something I never would have embraced before. But we had a fancy event to attend over the weekend at PunditGirl’s school. My …

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Tina Fey’s Reason Why Hillary Clinton Should be President

February 25, 2008

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Tina Fey has hit the nail on the head – we WANT a bitch in the White House!

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It Looks Like There are Two Elephants in the Room — Gender and Race

February 25, 2008

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Critics of women bloggers, and mommy bloggers in particular, want the rest of the world to believe we don’t want to talk about anything more complicated than potty training, soccer schedules and another new way to make hamburger for dinner.…

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Barack, You Don’t Have to Worry About My Soul

February 25, 2008

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I hate to agree with uber-conservative Bill Kristol on anything, but I guess just on pure statistics it was bound to happen at some point in my life. I’ve been having this nagging feeling that something just didn’t feel right …

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This Whole Campaign Looks a Lot Different to an Eight-Year-Old

February 23, 2008

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Trying to explain our electoral process to an eight-year-old is like trying to help your child make sense of why the boys who like you in the classroom pick on you during recess. It’s all a bit inscrutable. What’s even …

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PunditGirl and Newsweek

February 23, 2008

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It was her idea. Really. I swear.…

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Hillary With a Dose of Humanity

February 22, 2008

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If Hillary Clinton really wants to be President of the United States, she must continue to do what she did last night in the CNN debate — be in touch with her humanity. For better or worse, we, as American …

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Two Words on Women’s Health — Judicial Appointments

February 21, 2008

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Women’s health and judicial appointments. Two topics not usually discussed in the same conversation — but they should be. Many times we have heard nominees for the federal bench say things like their personal views will be checked at the …

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Hillary Needs a Superhero!

February 21, 2008

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As I’ve been getting over my disappointment about John Edwards dropping out of the presidential race, I’ve been pondering the other candidates — what do they bring to the table? One thing that can be telling about a candidate is …

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