Archive | June, 2010

All Eyes on the Supreme Court

June 29, 2010

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It looks like it’s all SCOTUS all the time this summer — Justice John Paul Stevens is going, Solicitor General Elena Kagan is (most likely) joining, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is grieving, the Senate is attacking …

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The Rolling Stone Demise of General McChrystal: There’s Much More to Know About Afghanistan

June 25, 2010

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The media has been paying a lot of attention to Afghanistan in the last week, but not because they’re telling us what’s up with the war.  Coverage of what’s going on there is pretty much a back burner thing on …

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I Could Have Told Walmart That Moms Are the Key to the 2010 Election

June 23, 2010

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I don’t think I’ve ever specifically said that ‘Walmart moms’ are the key to the 2010 election.  But there have been plenty of studies showing that women in general, and mothers in particular, hold a lot of sway not just …

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No Cyberbullying — Yet

June 18, 2010

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My fourth-grade daughter was very excited when I finally allowed her to have her own E-mail address.  A few of her school friends had them, and they started E-mailing each other after school which she really enjoyed.  It was about …

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Babies: The Next Big Immigration Issue?

June 17, 2010

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Children get used as pawns in all sorts of things they shouldn’t, like divorce and family arguments. Now, we can add another one to the list — immigration reform. Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce apparently has the ability to get …

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Just a Reminder: Wall Street Only Cares About Wall Street

June 16, 2010

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I was excited when I recently had a chance to talk with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the pending financial reform legislation. (Yes, I AM all politico-geeky like that!) I had hoped to get a real update on …

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10 Reasons I’m Throwing My Hat in the Ring for Helen Thomas’ Seat

June 14, 2010

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There’s been a lot of speculation about who’s going to get the prime real estate in the White House press room that’s been left vacant by Helen Thomas. CNN’s Ed Henry thinks it should go to FOX News. …

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Why Helen Thomas and Not Rush Limbaugh?

June 7, 2010

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I’ve been a longtime fan of veteran journalist Helen Thomas, especially since she was the first woman to be allowed into the White House press corps.  She helped forge the way for later women journalists like myself, she’s written some …

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Mothers of Intention — Variety Pack!

June 3, 2010

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Here’s a little light reading from the Mothers of Intention file to get you through the week! Darryle Pollack weighs in eloquently on a topic I’ve been thinking about, but for which I haven’t been able to put my thoughts …

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Obama Feeling Our Pain — Gulf Coast 2010 Edition

June 1, 2010

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Bill Clinton was famous for “feeling our pain” when he was President, but in the end that whole mantra ended up being something of a running joke — so much so that today it’s still prime fodder for Clinton impersonators …

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