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Elizabeth Warren: The Every Woman for Both Parties

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?

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

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

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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Ridiculous Politics

July 16, 2011

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Just when I think that the world of politics can’t get any more ridiculous, someone comes along to prove me wrong. Some Americans are still holding the Vietnam War against Jane Fonda and apparently they all watch QVC.  Because there …

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I Want Kirsten Gillibrand on That Women’s Health Wall

April 14, 2011

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Republicans in Washington have made no secret of the fact that they got pretty much everything they wanted in the current federal budget deal, with one exception — the complete unfunding of Planned Parenthood.  The majority of the GOP …

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GOP Says Buh-bye Clean Energy

April 13, 2011

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In President Obama’s speech to outline his plan for bringing our budget woes under control, he pointed out that Republicans want to cut 70 percent of the money that goes to encouraging clean energy efforts in America.  I guess if …

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The GOP is Full of Busy Bees!

April 11, 2011

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Things are really heating up for the GOP this week!  Speaker of the House John Boehner says he’s done talking about billions — that’s just chump change!  Michelle Bachmann says if she does decide to run for President, she promises …

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My Budget Fantasy: Just Say No

April 9, 2011

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President Obama, please meet President Bartlet. I know we’re in tough economic times, but our country could use a leader with a little backbone right now.  When you let the bully win, you always lose.…

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Girl Scouts, Watch Out. The Tax Man Cometh

March 10, 2011

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If Georgia lawmakers get their way, corporations doing business in that state will get a nice tax cut and the Girl Scouts will be chipping in to make up the difference in the state budget. Yup. As crazy as that …

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Women are the Real Losers in Wisconsin’s Labor Fight

March 3, 2011

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I don’t want to see a conspiracy where there isn’t one, but as some politicians push to cut reproductive and economic rights for women, it’s hard not to view other efforts that would disproportionately impact women through that same …

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

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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