Archive | December, 2011

Mothers of Intention — Ilina from Dirt and Noise: Involving Your Children in Your Political Passions

December 26, 2011

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Welcome to the latest installment of BlogHer’s series Why I’m Political. I know lots of people steer clear of the world of politics or anything that makes you think about one more televised candidate debate! But the political means …

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Happy Holidays from the “Pundit Family!”

December 25, 2011

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Happy Holidays from the “Pundit Family!” …

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Where Are the Women’s Voices?

December 21, 2011

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One of the questions I’ve pondered and written about frequently has been, “Where are the women?”  We make up over half the population and make over 80 percent of the spending decisions in households, yet we continue to be seriously …

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Plan B & HPV Vaccines: Do Either of These Belong in a Presidential Race?

December 16, 2011

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In presidential campaigns, we expect to hear the candidates weigh in and spar on issues like the economy, taxes, military spending — those issues that impact all of us and which the federal government has some role in dealing with.  …

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Number 60 with a Bullet?

December 14, 2011

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Lists are always a touchy subject, especially in the blogosphere.  Who was included?  Who wasn’t?  Are they really important?  Are they a fair representation of  “the best?” But it is nice when your peers get together and decide that what …

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PunditMom’s Holiday Gift Guide!

December 12, 2011

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‘Tis the season for gift guides! While I don’t usually put one together, my amazing friend Samantha from Garza Girls gave me the inspiration to think about what would make the perfect gift for the pundits in your household.  After …

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Is Rick Santorum Getting a Pass Because He’s a Dad?

December 9, 2011

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Moms on both sides of the political aisle are well-acquainted with the heat high profile women candidates, who happen to be mothers, take when someone raises the “Who’s taking care of the kids question.”  It’s something I devoted a whole …

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President Obama: Populist for a Day?

December 7, 2011

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Most political observers agree that President Obama has gotten his populist mojo back, at least in front of the camera, just in time for the 2012 campaign.  Recent appearances have proven that the 2008 campaign Obama is out in full …

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Newt Gingrich Has Got Scrooge & the Grinch Beat!

December 6, 2011

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What do you get if you cross Ebeneezer Scrooge and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas?  Why, Newt Gingrich, of course! Well, at least in demeanor, if not in actual appearance.  You may recall that old Ebeneezer was a man who …

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Herman Cain is Done. Or is He?

December 5, 2011

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Image via Wikimedia Commons/Boris Rasin Herman, Herman, Herman. Where do I even start with the end of the strange political journey of Herman Cain and his now-defunct presidential campaign?   Cain announced over the weekend that he …

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is Not a Sex Symbol

December 2, 2011

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Image via curvygirlguide.com So my friends over at the Curvy Girl Guide (if you haven’t checked them out, you MUST) brought this movie poster to my attention for the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  As Hollywood

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