Tag Archive | "Hillary Clinton"

Do Women Need a Woman to Stay Engaged in the 2012 Race?

Friday, October 14, 2011

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Women candidates for president or vice president have been far and few between in our lifetimes. Until 2008, to see any woman on a national ticket, regardless of party, was a rarity.  Sure, there were a couple of famous exceptions …

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Hillary Clinton: Horrible for 2008, But Perfect for 2012!

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Political observers are loving Hillary Clinton today as much as they hated in her 2008.  They just can’t seem to get enough of her these days. This one kvells over her amazingness as Secretary of State.  That one gushes over …

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Michele Bachmann and Newsweek

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Many political observers thought that when Hillary Clinton gave us those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling, that finally, FINALLY, women were going to be taken seriously as leaders.  Unfortunately, those in the media who are more concerned with …

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Five Pieces of Advice for Michele Bachmann from Hillary Clinton

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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I know Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton are at complete opposite ends of the political spectrum, but now that the congresswoman from Minnesota has made her 2012 presidential bid official, she should prepare herself for the inevitable increased amount of …

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Henpecked White House?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Barack Obama was “henpecked” into our involvement in the current Libyan conflict by three scheming women. That’s the meme started by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and continued by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and others about reports that Secretary of …

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Would Hillary Clinton Move to the Mama Grizzly Side?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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No, I’m not really worried about that, though I certainly don’t want to cross Hillary Clinton. She’s a woman with a lot of power.  But that’s one of the news items i’m finding interesting today … In an odd move,…

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Middle East Peace Talks, Venus & Mars Style

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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Skeptics abound when it comes to the latest round of Middle East peace talks.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has never been a big fan before, but he obviously sees the potential political benefits.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appears …

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What’s Worse — When the Media Mock Political Women or Ignore Them?

Friday, August 13, 2010

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The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration.   We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential …

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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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Best of PunditMom 2009 — Maybe Republicans Just Don’t Like Girls

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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My Twitter acquaintance Leslie Sanchez wrote an interesting book this year, You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary and the Shaping of the New American Woman.  While I wasn’t crazy about the frequent references to the “liberal …

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Imagining a World Where Girls Come First: Is It Just a Matter of Venus and Mars?

Monday, December 7, 2009

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I know Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a little busy right now with the President’s announcement that we’re sending more troops to Afghanistan. But there is something besides war and managing all those male egos around the world on …

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Is Sarah Palin Creating Her Own Sexism?

Friday, November 20, 2009

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My gut reaction when I saw the cover of Newsweek with Sarah Palin in her tight runner’s shorts, coyly posed in that former beauty queen stance, I was ready to throw something heavy at editor-in-chief Jon Meachem. Looking at the …

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