Tag Archive | "Economy"

You Say “Fiscal Cliff.” I Say There’s No Such Thing

Monday, November 26, 2012

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Mayday! Mayday! Watch out! There is a “fiscal cliff!” We’re headed straight for it! It will be the ruin of all America! Just as soon as the 2012 presidential election was over, media outlets had a huge vacuum to fill …

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Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

Saturday, September 8, 2012

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  For a Democrat like me, it was hard not to like President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the DNC. Since it was coming on the heels of Mitt Romney’s speech in Tampa for the RNC, I knew he’d be …

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DNC Jobs Panel: Will STEM Jobs & Community Colleges Be the Answer?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

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The 2012 election is about jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs. And the economy. That’s what everyone says, and that’s what many convention speeches are about. But what jobs? For which segments of the population? Working parents? Kids just out of college? …

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Facebook’s IPO: The Latest Episode of Punk’d?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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If you gave in to the temptation to be a part of Facebook’s initial public offering, I’m guessing your original excitement has given way to the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief – (1) denial, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression, …

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Rick Warren & His Let Them Eat Cake Social Policy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Rick Warren is one of the most high-profile religious leaders in America. If you’re not familiar, he’s the head of the Saddleback mega-church in California and an author who apparently is on somewhat friendly terms with President Obama.  But …

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Mothers of Intention “Why I’m Political” Series — Jaelithe Judy

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Welcome to this month’s edition of the Why I’m Political series. Don’t run off! I know the word “politics” can be scary and conjure up images of never-ending presidential debates. But that’s not what this is about. It’s about thoughtful …

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Dear Super Committee: Here’s a Little Advice

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Compromise is not a word that a lot of people on Capitol Hill understand these days.  That’s particularly true when those who are entrenched in their own view of things can’t climb out of those trenches without a 12-foot ladder.…

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Parenting and Politics are Making Me Tired

Monday, November 14, 2011

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Image via Joanne Bamberger. All rights reserved OK, I know we’re all tired.  We’re parents … being tired comes with the territory of night feedings, night terrors and nights waiting up when our kids are old enough to drive. But …

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Flat Tax Policy: The New New Thing for 2012

Monday, October 24, 2011

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via iStock Photo/Thomas Dickson Have you noticed that tax policy is the new new thing for the GOP presidential candidates? Not thoughtful, analytical or well-reasoned tax policy, mind you.  But some of the Republican presidential wannabes are embracing the idea …

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Elizabeth Warren: The Every Woman for Both Parties

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Whether you’re an Elizabeth Warren fan or not (I have admitted in the past that I do have a little girl crush on the woman who says it like it is), this political “ad” should appeal to pretty much everyone:…

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Occupy Wall Street: The New Tea Party Movement?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Some on the right are trying to portray the Occupy Wall Street movement as just a bunch of hippies and trust-fund babies who have nothing better to do with their time than smear the good names of all those Wall …

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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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