Archive | July, 2009

Health Reform — You Say ToMAYto, I Say ToMAHto

July 31, 2009

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Things always get a little heated in the nation’s capital this time of year.  July and August along the Potomac tend to be humid and steamy and that makes it hard for anyone to compromise and negotiate in a bipartisan …

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Just Because We’re Moms, Doesn’t Mean We’re Not Political

July 30, 2009

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One of the reasons I started Mothers of Intention, and am writing a book by the same name, is because I’ve discovered there are a lot of people who think that my motherhood has diminished my intellect and political …

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Can Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett Help Get Health Care Done?

July 29, 2009

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Each year, as I prepare for the annual BlogHer conference and then reflect on how things went, I lament that media and politicos alike tend to shy away from women bloggers. But this year, a handful of us got to …

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Tim Gunn Loves Politics!

July 27, 2009

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There’s lots of buzz about all the goings-on at this past weekend’s BlogHer conference and I’ve got a few posts percolating, including one on my meeting with Valerie Jarrett, one of President Obama’s closest advisers! But for those of you …

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BlogHer ’09: “There’s so much power in this room.”

July 24, 2009

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For some, a ballroom crowded with several hundred bright, accomplished and outgoing women might be a scary place.  A conference with close to 1,500 women with opinions and blogs is probably even more frightening!  But as we juggled our glasses …

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Sonia Sotomayor & Sexism: The More Things Stay the Same

July 23, 2009

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Thought we were done with how men in the media find as many disparaging ways to talk about women as possible? No, I didn’t either. Just as the MSM found lots of subtle and not-so-subtle ways to express their feelings …

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If Sarah Palin Was Really Smart, She’d Have a Ticket to BlogHer ’09

July 22, 2009

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I know soon-to-be-ex-Governor Sarah Palin is busy tweeting and taking one last swing around Alaska on the taxpayer’s dime.   But if, as I suspect is the case, she’s got more on her post-gubernatorial to-do list than: (1) play with …

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Equal Rights Amendment: A Blast from the Past or a Gift for Our Children?

July 21, 2009

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When I was a young and naive high school student (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), I was very excited that the Equal Rights Amendment was, it seemed, well on its way to becoming the law of the land.  After …

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Change is scary. Change is good.

July 20, 2009

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Being at the beach for a week can be good for a lot of reasons — time with the family, fresh sea air, too many pizzas.  But it always gives me time to think about what I’m doing, how I’m …

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World Population Day & Global Maternal Health

July 11, 2009

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We’re so luck in our country to have access to amazing health care (even as we discuss what we can do to make things better) and to information that allows mothers to be healthy and have healthy pregnancies and children.  …

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Photography Saturday — We’re Off to the Beach!

July 11, 2009

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Now that the all new and improved PunditMom has been launched (isn’t it PRET-ty?), the PunditFamily is headed for a little R&R at the beach.   But before I go, I have to say a big thank you to my …

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Womenomics: We’ve Got More Power Than We Thought!

July 10, 2009

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What would you say if I told you that you have more power to negotiate your work schedule than you think? Or that your boss may be afraid of you leaving your current position because of how much it would …

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