Archive | October, 2012

Political Mothers: The Key to Winning the White House

October 31, 2012

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  I’ve gotten used to being scoffed at when it comes to my political bona fides. Because the word “mom” is in the name of my site, I’m often dismissed as someone who isn’t focused on current events, our political …

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Hurricane Sandy: Which Presidential Candidate Will She Help?

October 30, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy could not have had better timing for a country that has just about reached its limit on campaign fatigue. Not that I’m glad that the Frankenstorm with the friendly-sounding name has wreaked havoc on the entire Northeast and …

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Can Romney Be President if He’s Afraid of Pop Culture?

October 29, 2012

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Ever since Bill Clinton famously donned some cool shades and riffed on his saxophone during his presidential campaign, the power of candidates using non-traditional campaign outlets has been clear. Want to woo young voters? Slow jam with Jimmy Fallon. Want …

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Ten Ways to Win Women’s Votes

October 29, 2012

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Ten ways to win women’s votes? Thanks, Ellen Bravo!

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Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America

October 26, 2012

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Women are the ones candidates want. More precisely, mothers are the swing voters that presidential candidates try to woo every four years. Political wonks always come up with a clever new name for us each election cycle — we’ve been …

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Do Your Ovaries Do the Talking at Election Time?

October 25, 2012

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First it was magic uteruses having an impact on election 2012. Now, according to a new study, it looks like candidates and pollsters who want to know more about the all-important woman’s vote should have a chat with our ovaries.…

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Dating Violence: Apparently It’s Not Too Early to Have That Talk

October 24, 2012

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Did anyone have a dating “talk” with you when you were a kid? I don’t mean “THE” talk; I mean a chat about things like how you should expect to be treated on a date — what is and isn’t …

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Your Voice, Your Vote: “Binders Full of Women” Will Make the Difference on Election Day

October 19, 2012

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“Binders full of women” have been the hot political topic of the week! Some observers have lamented that there are many more important things to be talking about –like job reports, unemployment, Libya. But when it comes to winning elections, …

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Binders Full of Women: The Pinterest Page

October 18, 2012

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“Binders full of women.” That’s what Mitt Romney says he asked for (though now we know that’s not really true) when he shockingly, all of a sudden in 2003 had an epiphany that, GOSH! There are actually women who want …

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Binders Full of Women: More Than a Meme

October 17, 2012

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The blogosphere loves a good meme. Who doesn’t like a little Ryan “Hey Girl” Gosling (especially that feminist Ryan Gosling!) or some bad-ass Texts from Hillary. They’re good fun with a grain a truth — women’s collective …

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Binders Full of Women: Romney and His Feminist Awakening

October 17, 2012

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I wasn’t surprised that President Obama was ready to take on Mitt Romney in the second of their three presidential debates. And I wasn’t surprised at the variety of topics — Libya, student loans, oil and coal, birth control and …

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Debate Number Two: 15 Reasons It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid

October 16, 2012

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As we count down the hours to presidential debate number two, we know that the town hall style questions have been pre-approved and pre-scripted by the respective campaigns.  Odds are, we’re not going to learn much new about either candidate …

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