Archive | February, 2011

June Cleaver is Calling and It’s Not Good News

February 27, 2011

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Ever since the 112th Congress was sworn in last month, there’s been a seemingly endless barrage of news about lawmakers trying to take away many of women’s hard-fought rights, so much so that I feel like Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine

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Chelsea Clinton’s Marriage: Can We Just Leave Her Alone?

February 24, 2011

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Just when I thought we were done speculating about Chelsea Clinton’s marriage, the gossip rears its ugly head again.  After reports a few weeks ago that the relationships between Chelsea and her new husband Marc Mezvinsky was on the rocks …

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Unions and Health Care: What’s a Country to Do?

February 23, 2011

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What am I reading today?  Some excellent articles from around the web: Think you understand the state vs. unions battle in Wisconsin?  You should read this piece by Connie Schultz at The Plain Dealer. Health care reform is unconstitutional?  …

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“Fat” Michelle Obama: The New Conservative Political Retort

February 17, 2011

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Two years into their stay at the White House, the Obamas must be resigned to the fact that no matter what they do, they’re going to get blasted by the right. But I have to believe that Michelle Obama thought …

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PunditMom’s Reads of the Week

February 15, 2011

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While I’m off having slightly less than a “pound of flesh” removed by the dermatologist, here’s some thought-provoking reading for you: Don’t count out Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Before she was shot in the head in the Tucson shooting spree at …

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Michele Bachmann: The Darling of CPAC

February 11, 2011

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In a classic “rally the base” speech for the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann embraced the role of tea party cheerleader to prepare the 11,000 loyalists listening for their march to the 2012 …

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President Obama and the Chamber of Commerce: Bad News for Women?

February 10, 2011

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When I saw news clips of President Obama walking across Pennsylvania Avenue to make a much-lauded speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the first thought that came into my head was, “Well, there’s one more stake in the heart …

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Mothers of Intention: From Cartoons to Carbon Reduction, by Krystal Ball

February 9, 2011

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I’m pleased to have as today’s Mother of Intention Krystal Ball, who ran for Congress in the First Congressional District in Virginia in 2010.  Unfortunately, Krystal lost her race, but that hasn’t put an end to her political activism.  …

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GOP Budget Wars on Reproductive Health

February 8, 2011

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What’s happened to the whole Republican “the economy and jobs are our first priority” mantra from the 2010 elections?  Eric Cantor can say it all he wants, but that isn’t making it true.  Instead of jobs, conservatives are once again …

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Is Fair Pay Dead in Minnesota?

February 2, 2011

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I’ve never been to Minnesota, but I’m a big fan — I like it’s current Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (’cause he was smart enough, good enough and gosh darn it the voters liked him!), someone was …

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