Archive | May, 2010

The BP/Gulf Coast Disaster is a Big Wake-Up Call

May 27, 2010

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I’m having a hard time believing everything I’m hearing from BP and the never-ending oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Those who are critics of regulation and fans of the ‘free enterprise will take care of everything’ school of …

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What Not to Wear — Elena Kagan Edition?

May 26, 2010

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I’m a little sad that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and her White House handlers appear to have given in to the running media ‘Kagan is a fashion frump/is she a lesbian’ fascination. This is what Kagan looked …

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It’s Time for “Equal” to Be The New “Good”

May 24, 2010

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Do I really have to put on my “good girl” face if I want to be treated fairly by employers rather than just having a straightforward conversation about why I, as a woman, am deserving of equal pay for equal …

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Where in the World is PunditMom?

May 21, 2010

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Where am I hanging out today?  You can find me: Pondering Sarah Palin’s claim that she’s the face of the “new” feminism at my weekly column, Speaker of the House. Trying to get my head around the fact that …

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Political Ads Just Don’t Get Better Than This!

May 20, 2010

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I really think the rifle is a nice extra touch!…

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FOX & Friends Ponders Supreme Court Moms

May 19, 2010

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As you may know, I’ve been wondering for a while whether we ought to have a mother of young children as one of the next Associate Justices of the Supreme Court. I was happy to have a bit of …

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For Some, a “Little” Female Genital Mutilation is Okay

May 17, 2010

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There are days when, after catching up on my news reading, I wonder if I’ve been transported into another dimension.  Some recent reports about what can happen to American girls in their doctors’ offices have me half expecting Rod Serling

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Bronte Sister Power Dolls?!

May 16, 2010

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Now those are some powerful superhero role models for my PunditGirl! I particularly like that lace collar on the Bronte-saurus!…

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What’s Wrong With Wall Street? Nothing a Good Dose of Estrogen Can’t Fix

May 14, 2010

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Do you know these women?  You should. Because they’re pretty much the only thing that stands between us and the next financial collapse of the American economy. TIME Magazine’s cover story this week is called, The Sheriffs of Wall Street

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The Supreme Court Could Still Use a Mom

May 12, 2010

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I’m pretty happy that President Obama has nominated another woman to the Supreme Court — three out of nine still isn’t the ratio I’d like to see of women to men, but it’s a great step in the right direction.…

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Mothers of Intention — Mother’s Day Edition

May 11, 2010

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Just because our official once a year Mother’s Day celebration is over, doesn’t mean we should forget about what mothers are thinking about.  So, I thought a special Mother’s Day edition of Mother’s of Intention was in order.  So, here …

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Elena Kagan Isn’t Experienced Enough for the Supreme Court? Really?!

May 10, 2010

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Saturday Night Live had an especially timely segment on Weekend Update this week called, “REALLY?!” Government officials didn’t check the no-fly list until the plane with Faisal Shahzad was ready to take off?   Really?! Two TSA agents got into a …

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