Monthly Archives: June 2010

29 06, 2010

All Eyes on the Supreme Court

By | June 29th, 2010|Democrats, Republicans|7 Comments

It looks like it's all SCOTUS all the time this summer -- Justice John Paul Stevens is going, Solicitor General Elena Kagan is (most likely) joining, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is grieving, the Senate is attacking the late civil rights leader Justice Thurgood Marshall, and Justice Samuel Alito (and the rest of the Court's uber-conservative [...]

25 06, 2010

The Rolling Stone Demise of General McChrystal: There’s Much More to Know About Afghanistan

By | June 25th, 2010|Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

The media has been paying a lot of attention to Afghanistan in the last week, but not because they're telling us what's up with the war.  Coverage of what's going on there is pretty much a back burner thing on daily rundowns -- at least it was until the lead commander there, General Stanley McChrystal, [...]

23 06, 2010

I Could Have Told Walmart That Moms Are the Key to the 2010 Election

By | June 23rd, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

I don't think I've ever specifically said that 'Walmart moms' are the key to the 2010 election.  But there have been plenty of studies showing that women in general, and mothers in particular, hold a lot of sway not just with household spending, but also at the ballot box. The release of Walmart's study for [...]

18 06, 2010

No Cyberbullying — Yet

By | June 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|7 Comments

My fourth-grade daughter was very excited when I finally allowed her to have her own E-mail address.  A few of her school friends had them, and they started E-mailing each other after school which she really enjoyed.  It was about little things like what they were going to wear the next day, if they had [...]

17 06, 2010

Babies: The Next Big Immigration Issue?

By | June 17th, 2010|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|0 Comments

Children get used as pawns in all sorts of things they shouldn't, like divorce and family arguments. Now, we can add another one to the list -- immigration reform. Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce apparently has the ability to get into the heads of dead Civil War era lawmakers, because he claims that it was [...]

16 06, 2010

Just a Reminder: Wall Street Only Cares About Wall Street

By | June 16th, 2010|Democrats, Economy, Republicans|2 Comments

I was excited when I recently had a chance to talk with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the pending financial reform legislation. (Yes, I AM all politico-geeky like that!) I had hoped to get a real update on where things stood with Wall Street -- after all, you can take the girl out of [...]

14 06, 2010

10 Reasons I’m Throwing My Hat in the Ring for Helen Thomas’ Seat

By | June 14th, 2010|Changing the World|8 Comments

There's been a lot of speculation about who's going to get the prime real estate in the White House press room that's been left vacant by Helen Thomas. CNN's Ed Henry thinks it should go to FOX News. Others say Bloomberg News wants it. Some have suggested it go to Ed Henry himself. I'd like [...]

7 06, 2010

Why Helen Thomas and Not Rush Limbaugh?

By | June 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|27 Comments

I've been a longtime fan of veteran journalist Helen Thomas, especially since she was the first woman to be allowed into the White House press corps.  She helped forge the way for later women journalists like myself, she's written some wonderful books about presidential history, and I was lucky enough to meet her a couple [...]

3 06, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Variety Pack!

By | June 3rd, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mothers of Intention, Republicans|0 Comments

Here's a little light reading from the Mothers of Intention file to get you through the week! Darryle Pollack weighs in eloquently on a topic I've been thinking about, but for which I haven't been able to put my thoughts together -- the separation of Al and Tipper Gore. Julie Marsh wonders why the GOP [...]

1 06, 2010

Obama Feeling Our Pain — Gulf Coast 2010 Edition

By | June 1st, 2010|Democrats, Republicans|4 Comments

Bill Clinton was famous for "feeling our pain" when he was President, but in the end that whole mantra ended up being something of a running joke -- so much so that today it's still prime fodder for Clinton impersonators and comedians. The downside of that whole feeling our pain thing is that ever since [...]