Archive | September, 2011

What Women Want and Why You Should Care: Women Influencers Online

September 30, 2011

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“Networked: What Women Want and Why You Should Care” was the title of the panel I moderated at this year’s Activism+Media+Policy Summit to talk about how and why media, policymakers and politicos should be paying attention to the …

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What if We Were Really Honest?

September 29, 2011

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What would the never-ending debate about what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom vs. a work-at-home mom vs. a work in an office mom look like if we all talked honestly about our experiences?  No worn-out cliches about pretending …

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5 Reasons Women Don’t Run for Office

September 28, 2011

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The White House Project.    She Should Run.   Take Your Seat.    Emerge America.   The 2012 Project. These are just a few of the groups that try hard — really hard — to find and …

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Where in the World is PunditMom?

September 25, 2011

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So what have I been up to this week? Well … I had a nice chat on Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey about my book, Mothers of Intention. I was over at Babble Voices trying not to stress …

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My Apology to Willie Geist

September 23, 2011

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I owe an apology to MSNBC’s Willie Geist. When I make a mistake, I will admit it.  It’s not always easy or comfortable for anyone to admit when they are wrong (as all of us are from time to time) …

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Dear Michele Bachmann, Leave My Daughter’s Cervix Out of Your Campaign

September 19, 2011

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When political candidates start using our personal lives — the really personal parts — for their own political gain, they cross a line.  And some of the GOP Presidential candidates have ventured into dangerous territory as they’ve been discussing our …

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Sarah Palin in Your Pocket!

September 18, 2011

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You KNOW you want it!  Once Sarah Palin announces her 2012 Presidential candidacy, good luck trying to find one of these babies! And while I was out shopping for this, I wandered into the dangerous territory of taking PunditGirl, who …

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Hillary Clinton: Horrible for 2008, But Perfect for 2012!

September 16, 2011

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Political observers are loving Hillary Clinton today as much as they hated in her 2008.  They just can’t seem to get enough of her these days. This one kvells over her amazingness as Secretary of State.  That one gushes over …

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12-Year-Old Girls Could End Rick Perry’s Presidential Campaign

September 14, 2011

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I’ve never really seen Rick Perry as a GOP presidential front-runner, even though many other pundits say he’s got it in the bag.  Tea partiers love him as their flavor of the moment, but he’s got so much baggage that …

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Teaching 9/11 on 9/12 & Beyond

September 12, 2011

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Much of the nation spent this past 9/11 remembering the horrible events of that day a decade ago.  How is it possible that it’s been ten years since we watched the planes hit the World Trade Center buildings and then …

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PunditMom Gets Around …

September 10, 2011

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  Where have I been hanging out this week besides PunditMom? No, I wasn’t in that beautiful Giverny garden in France, but I was a few other fun places …. I was honored to be selected by Working Mother Magazine …

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The GOP Presidential Debate in Two Minutes

September 9, 2011

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In case you hit the sack early on Wednesday night, or just didn’t have the stomach to watch the Republican canned speech event debate, here’s a quick recap for your weekend cocktail party discussion pleasure: Newt Gingrich — You kids …

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