Archive | September, 2010

This Election Season, It’s Education and the Economy

September 30, 2010

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Education is the issue Democrats are pushing this fall in their effort to keep control in Washington, aside from economy.  That’s handy, since the new movie about the state of public schools, Waiting for ‘Superman,‘ opens this weekend. I’m …

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A New Way to Stop Violence Against Women — Ring the Bell

September 29, 2010

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I’ve talked a little bit about my personal experiences with domestic violence. Speaking out about it and doing something about violence against women, anywhere, is a subject very close to my heart.  So I was amazed at this United …

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Obama on Public Schools vs. Sidwell Friends

September 28, 2010

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The President has good communications advisers and he’s not one to sugar-coat the truth (which I generally like!), but I think he may have stepped in it with American parents on the issue of education.  When it comes to our …

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Howdy, Elizabeth Warren!

September 26, 2010

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OMG!   I just love this!  And yes, there IS a new sheriff in town!  If Elizabeth Warren needs a deputy, I have the perfect candidate! Image courtesy Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook page!

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Things That Made Me Mad This Week

September 24, 2010

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Sometimes, there are just too many things to write about and just not enough time in the day!  If I had unlimited resources, I’d be writing more about these stories that really got my goat this week: Supreme Court Justice …

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Activism + Media + Politics + Women = Big Win!

September 22, 2010

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I’m moderating a panel discussion at the first Activism + Media + Politics Summit in Washington, D.C.  this Friday! Julie Marsh (aka The Mom Slant), Heather Barmore (aka No Pasa Nada) and Nansen Malin (aka Smart Girl Politics

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Can Conservative Women Be the Victims of Sexism?

September 21, 2010

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I was honored to be in on a great conversation this week for the Politics Daily online politics talk show Woman  Up — Your Antidote to Too Many Men on Your TV Screen! Interestingly, the topic this week in light …

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PunditMom’s Read of the Week — No Excuses, by Gloria Feldt

September 20, 2010

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I’m starting a new feature this week to focus on the many books that are out there on politics, social media and the intersection of those worlds.  I’m excited to recommend as my first selection a new book by my …

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Political Lessons of Christine O’Donnell’s Surprise Win

September 16, 2010

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The primary phase of mid-term elections is usually considered to be a snooze-fest by journalists and politicos.  But not this year.  Aside from the attention that Sarah Palin has drawn for the Tea Party, Christine O’Donnell and her win

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Middle East Peace Talks, Venus & Mars Style

September 15, 2010

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Skeptics abound when it comes to the latest round of Middle East peace talks.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has never been a big fan before, but he obviously sees the potential political benefits.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appears …

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Want Change? Vote for a Mom

September 13, 2010

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For many, tomorrow is Election Day.  It’s hard to imagine that we’ve arrived at another primary voting season, but there you have it.  If you have a chance, I’d like to ask you to vote for one of my favorite …

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I Guess We’re Just Silly Wimminz

September 10, 2010

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If something doesn’t change soon, I’m going to have to storm into someone’s office and give somebody a good smack upside the head. No, I don’t usually resort to violence, but the whole ‘white guys are smarter and we should …

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