Archive | June, 2009

Has Anything Changed When it Comes to Media Coverage of Adoption?

June 30, 2009

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Last year at this time, I got all riled up about an article in Vanity Fair and its cover article on Angelina Jolie. As PunditGirl continues to work through the questions in her curious little head about the permanence of …

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Jenny Sanford — The Political Spouse Role Model for My Daughter

June 29, 2009

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Personally, I couldn’t care less about the personal “antics” of so many politicians these days. It’s not really important to my life how people like South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford characterizes “adventure travel.” What does bother me a lot, though, …

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So Much I Didn’t Know

June 28, 2009

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A friend forwarded this video in connection with some research she’s doing for PunditGirl’s school. The information is truly amazing, and makes me think about how when I graduated from law school 20 years ago, I thought I knew the …

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Supreme Court Says School Strip Search Unconstitutional, But Where are the Consequences?

June 26, 2009

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Six years ago, 13-year-old Savana Redding was called to the principal’s office because another girl claimed she had given her prescription strength ibuprofen in violation of the school’s strict “zero tolerance” drug policy. When school officials didn’t find anything in …

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Nico Pitney — Foot in the Door or Flunking Journalism 101?

June 24, 2009

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President Obama made a really big deal out of calling on and highlighting the fact that he called on Nico Pitney of The Huffington Post at his news conference. Pitney asked Obama a question about Iran, which is really no …

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Another Reason to Love Social Media

June 23, 2009

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I was all set to write about the health care hearings that are happening on Capitol Hill today, and I promise I will get to that soon. But today I really need to talk about the deadly crash of two

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PunditMom Weekend Photo!

June 21, 2009

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Busy for the Father’s Day weekend, but here’s one I like from a fountain on the National Mall! Photo by PunditMom…

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Letterman vs. Palin — More Media Sexism or Just Tasteless Humor?

June 19, 2009

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I’m not the only one who thinks that David Letterman owes us all an apology. But it seems like there are only a few of us. It’s probably no secret to some of you that one of my hot …

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Where in the World is PunditMom?

June 18, 2009

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No, not on a round the world jaunt a la Matt Lauer! I’m hanging out over at my friend Linda Lowen’s place — About.com on Women’s Issues — where we are pondering the White House Council on Women & Girls …

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Greed Trumps Regulation Every Time

June 17, 2009

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My friend David at It’s Not a Lecture tipped me off last night that President Obama was going to announce new financial regulatory efforts to help prevent the Wall Street shenanigans that have put us in our current economy and …

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I’m Not Ready for This Yet!

June 16, 2009

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As mom to nine-year-old PunditGirl, my mind is generally focused on what’s going on with the world of pre-teens. Rarely do my thoughts turn to how I’ll feel when she decides it might be time for her to have …

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Mothers of Intention — Jen of one plus two, If You Build It They Will Come

June 15, 2009

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Mothers of Intention. This week, my special guest is one of my fellow MOMocrats and world adventurer Jen from one plus two. Jen and her family moved to the jungle recently to pursue …

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