Archive | April, 2011

Mothers of Intention: To Be Tough on Crime, Do You Invest in Prisons or Preschools?

April 30, 2011

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American moms aren’t the only ones who get all fired up about politics.  With Canadian elections coming up next week, mothers up north are voicing their views on what’s happening in their country.  I’m excited to have as my guest …

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Mothers of Intention — Why Perfectionist Parenting is Anything But Perfect

April 28, 2011

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Welcome the latest installment Mothers of Intention!  Pleas welcome Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, the authors of the new book, Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood.  While I …

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: To the New York Times, a Mom Before All Else

April 26, 2011

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As the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, I know there’s a powerful connection between one’s motherhood experiences and political inspiration.  Having said that, there’s a big difference between parenting …

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Clean Air or Cheaper Gas: Another False Choice

April 25, 2011

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As my fifth-grader might say, “back in the dinosaur days” when I was in middle school, the teachers gathered us all for an assembly to talk about the very first Earth Day and why we, as the “next generation” needed …

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Michele Bachmann: Silly Balloon Head or Serious as a Heart Attack?

April 21, 2011

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I don’t like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann as potential 2012 presidential candidates.  No big surprise there.  But I like Charles Krauthammer as a pundit even less, especially when he takes the easy way out on an argument.  So when …

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Why Does Jon Kyl Hate Women?

April 20, 2011

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In light of Jon Kyl’s ongoing outrageous public comments, I’ve come to the conclusion that the junior Senator from Arizona must hate women. Odds are that unless you live in Arizona, you either don’t know or don’t pay a lot …

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President Obama Turning 50: No Mid-life Crisis for You

April 19, 2011

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Barack Obama has a few “good months” left before he hits the big 5-0.  But according to Politico, the looming milestone that most of us dread also has our president in a funk. I totally understand that — as …

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I Want Kirsten Gillibrand on That Women’s Health Wall

April 14, 2011

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Republicans in Washington have made no secret of the fact that they got pretty much everything they wanted in the current federal budget deal, with one exception — the complete unfunding of Planned Parenthood.  The majority of the GOP …

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GOP Says Buh-bye Clean Energy

April 13, 2011

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In President Obama’s speech to outline his plan for bringing our budget woes under control, he pointed out that Republicans want to cut 70 percent of the money that goes to encouraging clean energy efforts in America.  I guess if …

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The GOP is Full of Busy Bees!

April 11, 2011

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Things are really heating up for the GOP this week!  Speaker of the House John Boehner says he’s done talking about billions — that’s just chump change!  Michelle Bachmann says if she does decide to run for President, she promises …

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What’s the Clean Air Act? Ask Senator Jeanne Shaheen

April 10, 2011

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U.S. Senator and former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen has taken up the cause of protecting the air we all breathe.  In this video, she explains clearly and concisely why allowing the Environmental Protection Agency to do its job — …

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My Budget Fantasy: Just Say No

April 9, 2011

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President Obama, please meet President Bartlet. I know we’re in tough economic times, but our country could use a leader with a little backbone right now.  When you let the bully win, you always lose.…

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