Archive | February, 2012

No Birth Control for You?

February 29, 2012

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I feel like I’m living in the time of Hester Prynne and her Scarlet Letter in light of the ongoing and escalating attacks on women’s health, especially when it comes to anything concerning our ‘lady parts.’  Some women on the …

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What Will Those Republicans Say Next?

February 28, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/spxChrome As we head into the presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan, I sense many voters’ heads are spinning over what the candidates believe are vote-getting discussions. Rick Santorum says President Obama is a “snob” for wanting all …

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Santorum Thinks You’re a College Snob

February 27, 2012

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Image via iStock Photo Just when I think Rick Santorum can’t say anything else to make my jaw drop, he conjures something new to confirm my suspicions that he’s not just an uber-conservative, but that maybe he’s gotten a few …

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Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to be President

February 22, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/EdStock2   Rick Santorum has found his footing as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  He’s gaining attention by the day, which is borne out by recent polls that put him in a double-digit lead over Mitt

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Kate Upton and Barack Obama Walk Into A Bar …

February 18, 2012

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You know this year you won’t be able to escape political talk at happy hours, cocktail parties or even online.  But you don’t have to immerse yourself Congressional Quarterly or CSPAN to keep the conversation going.  So here are a …

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Dear Congress, We’re Not Stupid

February 16, 2012

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  White guy, white guy, white guy, white guy with a yamulke, black guy. I don’t have an image I can show, but that’s how I would describe the witnesses invited to Capitol Hill by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (also …

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Teaching Tolerance with the Help of JCPenney and Ellen DeGeneres

February 15, 2012

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Image via Joanne Bamberger. All rights reserved When I hear about efforts like those of a group called “One Million Moms” trying to take down a business and a celebrity because they want to “protect” their children from “non-traditional” families, …

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Valentine’s Day Reads for Your Inner Pundit

February 14, 2012

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So, how do you cross Valentine’s Day with punditry?  How about a few reads from the PunditMom library on love?  Here are some of my favorites (along with a nice “mocktail”).  What are yours? Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages That Shaped

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Can Rick Santorum Fix His “Woman” Problem?

February 13, 2012

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If Rick Santorum wants women voters to support his presidential candidacy, he might want to stop talking about women. Soon. He’s clearly doing well with conservative Christian voters around the country, as his wins in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado …

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Birth Control Fight Isn’t About Freedom of Religion

February 10, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/Brent Melton Vocal Catholic bishops and members of the religious right community want America to think that President Obama has launched an all out assault on religion with the announcement that employer-provided health insurance policies have to cover …

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All the Presidents’ (Candidates’) Wives

February 9, 2012

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Image via Joanne Bamberger/All rights reserved Much ado has been made about Jodi Kantor’s book, The Obamas, for its focus on the First Couple’s marriage and the role that First Lady Michelle Obama has a White House influencer. Critics …

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Komen Foundation Underestimated the Power of Social Media Women

February 6, 2012

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Much has been written about the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood vs. breast cancer screening PR disaster.  Was the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood a political one in the fight against abortion?  Was …

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