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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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  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 voted for Barack Obama in 2008 ad 2012. But …

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You’re More Than a Guest in the First Lady’s Seating Box

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

Tuesday, 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

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

Wednesday, 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?

Thursday, 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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Is Fair Pay Dead in Minnesota?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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I’ve never been to Minnesota, but I’m a big fan — I like it’s current Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken (’cause he was smart enough, good enough and gosh darn it the voters liked him!), someone was …

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Writing, writing, writing!

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Yup, still nose to the computer keyboard here for the never-ending manuscript edits!  But that doesn’t mean you can’t find me some other cool places in the blogosphere! There’s plenty of blame to go around for the failure of the …

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PunditMom Video Saturday — Lilly Ledbetter is Still Working for Us!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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I had a chance to be on a conference call this week with Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who has become an icon in the fight for fair pay and equal status for women in the workplace.  While the a …

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The Supreme Court Needs a Mom

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Another woman on the Supreme Court of the United States would be good, but I wonder if a woman who is a mother might be even better! No, not one to make the grilled cheese sandwiches and make sure everyone …

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Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter

Thursday, February 5, 2009

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As so many women have been basking in the glow of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the news reports reminded us that even though Lilly has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay …

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The ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ Dance for Women

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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I’m not trying to be a party pooper. Borrowing one of PunditGirl’s new favorite words — I’m “ecstatic” that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is going to get signed into law by President Barack Obama. It’s a wonderful step …

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