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PunditMom Has Moved!

June 5, 2013

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Well, moved and rebranded, really! After seven amazing and rewarding years as “PunditMom,” it was time for me to become myself and launch new ventures. Don’t worry — I’m writing and being a pundit, but as myself — both at …

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Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: “Lean In” and Get Your Butt to the Office!

February 25, 2013

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Lean in! Take charge! No fear! Out with flex-time! In with face time! These are the messages two of the highest profile working mothers in America are sending to the rest of us. If  Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, …

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What Happens to Global Women’s Issues Without Hillary Clinton?

February 21, 2013

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What’s going to happen to America’s global women’s and girls initiatives without Hillary Clinton? Clinton was a champion for women and children around the world in a way no other Secretary of State before her.  She’s brought money, attention and …

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Sticks and Stones: Changing Our Culture of Teen Bullying

February 20, 2013

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As the mother of a seventh-grade girl, to say that I’m navigating through the treacherous waters of middle school, bullying, drama and various cyber-issues would be an understatement. Sometimes it feels like I have things under control, but I …

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You’re More Than a Guest in the First Lady’s Seating Box

February 12, 2013

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The White House just released the list of guests who will be joining Michelle Obama in the traditional First Lady’s Seating Box for the State of the Union address. There are always some Americans invited whose stories are personally compelling …

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Roe v. Wade in Black and White

January 22, 2013

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Forty years doesn’t seem like all that long ago — especially for someone like me who is over 40! But on the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade  Supreme Court decision that guaranteed that women’s access to …

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Crow After Roe: What You Should Really Know on Roe v. Wade’s 40th Anniversary

January 21, 2013

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Robin Marty and Jessica Pieklo, two of my compatriots at our group project The Broad Side, have been working long and hard on their book about what has happened to women’s reproductive rights since the Supreme Court decision …

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Let’s Be Honest About Assault Weapons

January 18, 2013

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When I tried to explain to my seventh-grade daughter the details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, I quickly realized by the semi-engaged look on her face that she knew a tragedy had occurred, but that she didn’t have …

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What You Should Know About Abortion on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 15, 2013

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In just a few days, we will mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that ruled that our Constitutional right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extends to a

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America, You Have an Anger Problem

January 11, 2013

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Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with representatives of the National Rifle Association as part of the discussion the White House is trying to have after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. While he was meeting with the group whose …

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“Whose Child Has to Die Next?”: Gun Control in America

January 9, 2013

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Roxanna Green’s daughter, Christina, died in the shooting rampage that wounded Congresswoman Gabby Giffords two years ago at a town hall style event in Tucson, Arizona. While Green wrote a book about her daughter, she tried to stay out of …

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What We Learned in 2012: 2013, Here We Come?

December 20, 2012

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As we look back over the crazy political year that was 2012, and look over our shoulders just in that Mayan prediction about the end of the world is true, here are a few things to consider about what we …

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