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Explaining Political Birds and Bees to a 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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PunditGirl: Mom, why don’t you and dad like Rick Santorum? Me: Well, remember a couple of years ago, when we talked about how babies get made? PunditGirl: Yeah …. Me: And remember how you got …

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

Thursday, 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?

Wednesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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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Birth Control Fight Isn’t About Freedom of Religion

Friday, February 10, 2012

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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 birth control without a …

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Plan B & HPV Vaccines: Do Either of These Belong in a Presidential Race?

Friday, December 16, 2011

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In presidential campaigns, we expect to hear the candidates weigh in and spar on issues like the economy, taxes, military spending — those issues that impact all of us and which the federal government has some role in dealing with.  …

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President Obama: Populist for a Day?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Most political observers agree that President Obama has gotten his populist mojo back, at least in front of the camera, just in time for the 2012 campaign.  Recent appearances have proven that the 2008 campaign Obama is out in full …

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Mississippi “Personhood” Amendment Isn’t About Saving Babies

Monday, November 7, 2011

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How would you feel if your doctor declared, “No more birth control for you!”  Or what if your life was at risk because you had an ectopic pregnancy and doctors wouldn’t operate on you for fear of being charged with …

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

Sunday, May 9, 2010

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Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink and the dirty laundry in the hamper today.  And it’s great that “some people” (you know who you are!) are going to make me dinner tonight, but on the tenth …

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Hillary Clinton — Reproductive Rights & Gender Equality Essential to Global Prosperity

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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When people get themselves all riled up when the term “reproductive rights” comes up, it’s usually only about abortion.  What many of us forget is that having control of when women (and sometimes girls) have children and how many …

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Keep your hands off my penumbra

Monday, January 22, 2007

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Today, with the 34th anniversary of the uber-controversial Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, increasing numbers of ultra-conservatives are taking up the fight to have it’s ruling — that state laws prohibiting abortions violate a woman’s constitutional right …

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