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Binders Full of Women: Romney and His Feminist Awakening

October 17, 2012

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I wasn’t surprised that President Obama was ready to take on Mitt Romney in the second of their three presidential debates. And I wasn’t surprised at the variety of topics — Libya, student loans, oil and coal, birth control and …

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Debate Number Two: 15 Reasons It’s More Than the Economy, Stupid

October 16, 2012

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As we count down the hours to presidential debate number two, we know that the town hall style questions have been pre-approved and pre-scripted by the respective campaigns.  Odds are, we’re not going to learn much new about either candidate …

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Romney Thinks Big Bird is a Moocher

October 4, 2012

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Image via Muppet Wiki Mitt Romney threw Big Bird under the bus in the first presidential debate, as he vowed to cut funds from PBS and the big yellow guy in favor of other federal programs. While some uber-conservatives might …

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Presidential Debates: Here They Come!

October 2, 2012

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It’s presidential debate time! The moments we’ve all been waiting for in the 2012 campaign! OK, so maybe you haven’t been on the edge of your seat about the stand-at-the-podium, semi-scripted events that are a presidential campaign rite of passage.  …

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Why I Can’t be a “Sh*tty Mom”

September 24, 2012

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Sh*tty moms unite! That’s the new message giving mothers a good, collective laugh these days. And I confess, I have absolutely NOTHING against so-called “sh*tty moms.” I have plenty of sh*tty motherhood moments that I could regale you with and …

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Ann Romney’s Political Mom “Stop It!” Moment

September 21, 2012

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  “Stop it! Stop it, RIGHT NOW!” What parent hasn’t had that moment of “I’m at the end of my rope” frustration with a tired or petulant child? You know you shouldn’t yell.  You know you’re supposed to remember all …

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Mitt Romney’s Marie Antoinette Moment

September 18, 2012

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Ann can’t help Mitt Romney anymore. She tried to paint a portrait of a kinder and gentler Mitt at the Republican National Convention. Just a boy who wanted to date a girl. Just a dad devoted to his kids. …

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Ann Romney Wears the Political Pants

September 14, 2012

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  On the cover of TIME Magazine’s online convention daily coverage, Ann Romney was pictured in a lovely plum-colored blouse and a pair of jeans. Or, should I say, she’s wearing the pants. How apt. I’m convinced that Ann Romney

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Five Reasons I Liked President Obama’s DNC Speech

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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Democratic Spirits Not Dampened by Rain or Change in Plans

September 6, 2012

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When I asked some of the volunteers at the Democratic National Convention about Barack Obama’s acceptance speech being moved from the outdoor Bank of America Stadium to the more weather-friendly Charlotte Convention Center, I could see the disappointment on their …

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

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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5 Things I Hated About Ann Romney’s Speech

August 29, 2012

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So, I’ve already weighed in on Ann Romney’s attempts to make her husband out to be all warm and fuzzy and the kind of guy you not only want to take home to the parents, but who will also work …

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