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A New President Obama? Thoughts on State of the Union 2013

February 14, 2013

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Image via WhiteHouse.gov/Official White House Photo by Pete Souza   For years, I’ve had a pet peeve with President Obama. I knew he wasn’t as progressive as many Democrats thought he was in 2008. Don’t get me wrong — 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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I’m Ready for Equal Pay. How About You?

April 17, 2012

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When I was first starting out as a young journalist, I believed there was no question that I would get paid the same salary as men doing the same job. After all, we’d come a long way, right? Women were …

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Don’t Know What to Tell My Daughters on Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2011

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  I sometimes use my experiences as PunditGirl’s mother as a lens through which to view issues that are important to me.  But PunditGirl isn’t the only daughter in my life.  I also have two adult step-daughters.  They don’t need …

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Supreme Court Tells Women to Shut Up and Go Home — Again

June 21, 2011

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The Supreme Court has told one and a half million women who work at Wal-mart, in essence, be grateful you have jobs even if you make less money and get promoted less than men.  Now, shut up and go home.…

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Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day — A Reprise

May 8, 2011

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This one was one of my favorites from last year.  So I figured — if it was good enough for Mother’s Day 2010, it should still be good for 2011! Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink …

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Mothers of Intention — Why Perfectionist Parenting is Anything But Perfect

April 28, 2011

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Welcome the latest installment Mothers of Intention!  Pleas welcome Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, the authors of the new book, Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood.  While I …

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Can the Women of the Supreme Court Help the Women of Wal-Mart?

March 30, 2011

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A couple of months ago, I wondered what would happen for about 1.5 million women when the Supreme Court got its hands on the class-action, gender-discrimination lawsuit against corporate giant Wal-Mart. That’s the approximate number of plaintiffs in the case …

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One Day for Women? I’d Say We Need All 365

March 8, 2011

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007 gets schooled by “M” on International Women’s Day. What do you say — Judi Dench in 2012? And I think Daniel Craig might look better as a redhead.…

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Women are the Real Losers in Wisconsin’s Labor Fight

March 3, 2011

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I don’t want to see a conspiracy where there isn’t one, but as some politicians push to cut reproductive and economic rights for women, it’s hard not to view other efforts that would disproportionately impact women through that same …

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White House Report Says Women More Likely to Have a College Education, but Still Earn Less

March 2, 2011

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The White House chose Women’s History Month to release a new report on the status of American women called “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being.” The good news is that it’s the first comprehensive report in …

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President Obama and the Chamber of Commerce: Bad News for Women?

February 10, 2011

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When I saw news clips of President Obama walking across Pennsylvania Avenue to make a much-lauded speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the first thought that came into my head was, “Well, there’s one more stake in the heart …

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