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Women in Politics: The Hard Truth

May 28, 2012

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I came across this great graphic about women in politics I wanted to share — not great in the fact that so few women think about running for office, but great because this sums up pretty clearly that women are …

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Democratic Women Don’t Hate Moms & Valuing Women’s Work

April 16, 2012

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It was a super big week for me last week thank to Hilary Rosen and her one crazy comment about Ann Romney and motherhood. After her slip of the tongue about whether Ann Romney had every been a working mom, …

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Apparently I’m a Socialist: More on Ann Romney & Mommy Wars 2012

April 13, 2012

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Well, I knew this whole Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” showdown with Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen would re-ignite the ever-percolating “mommy wars” (Devra, make it stop), but it’s taken on a gargantuan life of …

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The Race Card & Trayvon Martin: Can We Even Start to Explain it to Our Kids?

March 28, 2012

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  I’m certainly not the first to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin tragedy and the question of how to talk about his killing, as well as the issue of race, with our kids. But as a white mother of

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Political Ambition and Women

March 16, 2012

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As part of my ongoing duties over at iVillage iVote during the 2012 election, I get to be part of some amazing video conversations, like this one with iVillage Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace and author/activist Gloria Feldt.  We had …

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Leadership Through Women’s Compassion

March 13, 2012

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When it comes to Hillary Clinton most people have very strong feelings. Few people are lukewarm in their thinking about the former First Lady/U.S. Senator/presidential candidate/Secretary of State.  You either love her for all she’s accomplished or hate her for …

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Super Tuesday Plans? Hang Out With Me at iVillage iVote!

March 6, 2012

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    All the political wonkiness is swirling around for Super Tuesday!  What’s going to happen?  What will the results mean?  Who’s in and who’s out?  Third-party candidate here we come? If you’re like me, you’ll need someone to …

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Democrats to Court Suburban Moms. Will the GOP Come Calling, Too?

March 1, 2012

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Women decide elections. That’s a fact that’s been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don’t want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women voters who happen to …

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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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Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to be President

February 22, 2012

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  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 Romney, the …

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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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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, the first thing I think is, “Isn’t …

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