Archive | July, 2010

Hey Tom Colicchio, If Congress Doesn’t Like Good Food for America’s Kids, Can You Tell Them to ‘Pack Their Knives & Go?’

July 31, 2010

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I’m guessing that there aren’t too many members of Congress who’ve ever had to worry about whether their kids were getting healthy, nutritious food.  Is that why many don’t care about the issue — because they’ve had no personal experience …

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TIME Magazine & Afghan Women – Should We Stay or Should We Go?

July 29, 2010

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Take a look at this face.  Are you willing to turn away from it? This week’s TIME Magazine cover is powerful and disturbing, forcing us to face an image of an 18-year-old Afghan wife who’s had her ears and nose …

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Daniel Schorr — My “Cousin” and My Hero

July 26, 2010

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Journalism icon Daniel Schorr died last week.  He was part of my family, though we weren’t related by blood — he was the husband of my husband’s first cousin, once removed.  I admit, not the closest of relations and …

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Mothers of Intention — I’m on a Plane Again Edition

July 24, 2010

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I’m sure I’ll have a lot to share after returning from the Netroots Nation convention/conference for progressive politicos and bloggers.  But in the meantime, as I’m winging my way from the heat of Las Vegas back to the heat …

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Come Find Me at Netroots Nation!

July 22, 2010

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If you’re headed to Netroots Nation — the annual progressive political/blogger conference, this week, I hope you’ll come by the panel I’m on with a group of amazing women.  Our topic? Why Women are the Key to Future Progressive Election

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Why is Barack Obama Afraid of Elizabeth Warren?

July 21, 2010

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So as we are on the cusp of the president signing new financial regulation into law, I have to ask — why does he seem to be dragging his feet on nominating Elizabeth Warren, the woman who almost …

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Sarah Palin isn’t the Only New Shakespeare

July 20, 2010

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I’m not trying to make this the ‘all Sarah Palin, all the time” blog, but if Palin can have a little fun with the English language, then I guess it’s okay if we do, too! On Twitter, Palin took to …

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Sarah Palin’s “Mama Grizzlies” Are Really Polar Bears

July 19, 2010

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Last summer on our family vacation to Yellowstone National Park, we actually got to see a grizzly bear.  Fortunately for safety’s sake, it was from a very far distance while we were on a rafting trip, but I was surprised …

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Sarah Palin & the “Mama Grizzlies” Don’t Have a Corner on the Political Motherhood Revolution

July 10, 2010

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For some reason, Sarah Palin and her acolytes, or as she likes to call them, the “mama grizzlies,” want us to believe that politically conservative mothers speak for all mothers and that they have a corner on common sense or …

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Gratuitous Violence Against Women or Shining a Light on the Problem We Want to Ignore?

July 9, 2010

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is ostensibly a murder mystery.  Despite its 600+ page length and its detours into Swedish political intrigue, it’s much more than that and readers from teens to grandmas are taking it to the pool …

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Mothers of Intention — It’s Too Hot to Go Outside, So Stay In and Read This Edition!

July 6, 2010

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I hate winter and I love summer.  When PunditGirl asks me if I’d rather be too hot or too cold, the answer for me is always, “Too Hot!” Until this summer.  I don’t know what’s going on with the seasons …

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Does Sharron Angle Really Think Sexual Violence is God’s Plan?

July 2, 2010

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I know that sometimes politicians say things they might not mean or that get taken out of context (though, usually, the whole ‘out of context’ excuse doesn’t hold water).  But I was floored when GOP/Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle, who …

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