Tag Archive | "economic crisis"

The Debt Super Committee Has a Woman Problem

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Take a nice long look at this composite photo of the members of the Senate “Super Committee” on our country’s debt.  See anything unusual about this crew that’s been tasked with saving us another $1.5 trillion over the next decade?  …

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Understanding the Debt Ceiling Crisis is Easy: It’s About Them, Not Us

Monday, July 25, 2011

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that the little boys in Washington, D.C. who pretend to be the men who run our country have walked away from the single most important thing they need to do — keeping …

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Five Budget Holiday Gifts for Congress

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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As Congress and the President have been battling it out over who is getting holiday “gifts” of tax cuts and other legislative goodies, it’s made me think that maybe we should be giving them a little something for the December …

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Mothers of Intention — While I’m at Mom 2.0 Summit

Friday, February 19, 2010

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As I’m getting getting ready for my Mom 2.0 panel today, I wanted to leave you with some good reading for the weekend.  What better way than to recommend a few Mothers of Intention?! One of my favorite economy …

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PunditMom One Year Ago — Would the Economy be Different if They Had Listened to “The Girl?”

Monday, October 19, 2009

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As I ponder stories about Elizabeth Warren, the head of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, as well as the almost simultaneous creation and tearing down of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, I was reminded of this post I …

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Katie Couric and Children of the Recession

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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There’s been plenty written about the banks, mortgages, Tim Geithner, AIG and other esoteric aspects of why our world economy is in the tank. So you might be a little recession-fatigued when it comes to news coverage. But bear with …

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What if "Women’s Work" was Centerpiece of the Stimulus Package?

Friday, March 27, 2009

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I know you might be wondering what glue I’ve been sniffing to wonder aloud about what our economic recovery could look like if “women’s work” was valued in the way men’s always has been. I don’t mean the stereotypical world …

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When it Comes to Ruth Madoff, Whose Money is it Anyway?

Friday, March 20, 2009

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Ruth Madoff and I have something in common. No, Mr. PunditMom hasn’t been running his own multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme and I can guarantee you we don’t have a chateau in France or a getaway home in Florida. But I …

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Dear AIG, I’ve Solved Your Bonus Problem!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

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I don’t practice law anymore, but after having contract law in my head for over 15 years, there are still a few tidbits bouncing around in there. Maybe I’d be better off if that wasn’t the case, because then this …

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Punditry & the Flu Go Together Like … ???

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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OK, I’m too sick to put together the rest of the analogy, but even when I’m feeling all head-achey and chilled, actually lying on the sofa with the afghan keeping me as warm as possible, it’s hard to let go …

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Did John Boehner Just Eat a Sour Pickle or is He Just Plotting his Revenge?

Thursday, February 26, 2009

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This picture of John Boehner and Eric Cantor during President Obama’s speech to Congress really sums it up about the GOP — sour pickle man and his note taker plotting the demise of economic recovery. Seriously, why is it impossible …

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PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Monday — Amendments, Sexism and the Year of the Ox

Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Does the Constitution need another amendment? Russ Feingold thinks so. Maybe you do too, if you live in New York or Illinois. Lots of people, including myself, wondered if Caroline Kennedy had the experience to be New York Senator. Cokie

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