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21 06, 2011

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

By | June 21st, 2011|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

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. That was the practical upshot of the ruling in the highly-watched case Dukes v. Wal-mart. [...]

20 06, 2011

Political Word Games

By | June 20th, 2011|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I had a great time meeting and being interviewed by Kelly Wallace, iVillage's Chief Correspondent, in connection with the release of my new book, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. As a former broadcast journalist myself, I know that the grind of doing [...]

30 03, 2011

Can the Women of the Supreme Court Help the Women of Wal-Mart?

By | March 30th, 2011|Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

A couple of months ago, I wondered what would happen for about 1.5 million women when the Supreme Court got its hands on the class-action, gender-discrimination lawsuit against corporate giant Wal-Mart. That's the approximate number of plaintiffs in the case who have alleged they've been victims of institutional efforts by Wal-mart to promote men over [...]

2 02, 2011

Is Fair Pay Dead in Minnesota?

By | February 2nd, 2011|Equal Pay, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

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 ingenious enough to come up with the idea of connecting most of the buildings in downtown Minneapolis [...]

4 01, 2011

Where to Start in the New Year?

By | January 4th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|2 Comments

The holidays have come and gone.  School is back in session.  We're all back at our work desks, ready to dig into whatever 2011 is going to bring, right? I know that's how I should be feeling, but I can't seem to stop my brain from multi-tasking long enough to focus on any one topic [...]

9 12, 2010

PunditMom’s Got a New Gig!!

By | December 9th, 2010|Changing the World, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|2 Comments

Where have I been the last couple of days?  Working on some writing for my exciting new gig at Politics Daily and Woman Up! Check out all the fabulous women who are writing there.  Hey, cable guys -- you say you can't find enough women pundits?  Yoo-hoo!! Take a look over here!  My inaugural Politics [...]

24 09, 2010

Things That Made Me Mad This Week

By | September 24th, 2010|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|1 Comment

Sometimes, there are just too many things to write about and just not enough time in the day!  If I had unlimited resources, I'd be writing more about these stories that really got my goat this week: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says women aren't constitutionally protected from gender discrimination, but people of color are [...]

30 08, 2010

Are You Pregnant? Don’t Hold Your Breath if You’re Applying for a Mortgage

By | August 30th, 2010|Economy, Feminism|0 Comments

We all know things aren't going really well for the mortgage industry these days -- it's harder to get mortgages, and people are defaulting on loans they couldn't afford that they either knowingly entered into or were lured into with trickery. But in any case, getting a loan to move into a home -- especially [...]

24 08, 2010

Mothers of Intention — Summer Camp is Over Edition

By | August 24th, 2010|Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Mothers of Intention|1 Comment

We all know this end of summer/back to school time of year is a hectic one.  So while we're all trying to manage (myself included), here's some good reading from some of my favorite Mothers of Intention: Aimee Giese aka Greeblemonkey met with the First Lady of Panama to talk about Project C.U.R.E.  Read more [...]

12 05, 2010

The Supreme Court Could Still Use a Mom

By | May 12th, 2010|Changing the World, Equal Pay|4 Comments

I'm pretty happy that President Obama has nominated another woman to the Supreme Court -- three out of nine still isn't the ratio I'd like to see of women to men, but it's a great step in the right direction. Last year, when Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the highest court in the land, I [...]

28 04, 2010

Talk Amongst Yourselves

By | April 28th, 2010|Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|0 Comments

It's down to the wire with the Mothers of Intention manuscript --  = : O -- so here are a few things I thought you'd like while I'm burning the midnight oil: In case you missed it, check out the NEWSWEEK story about the 40th anniversary of the gender discrimination lawsuit filed against it by [...]

12 04, 2010

I Miss Tina Fey

By | April 12th, 2010|Democrats, Feminism, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

I'm glad she's on my side ... And Sarah Palin might become President if she was actually Tina Fey ... Now how can I persuade Tina Fey to become a full time pundit?

23 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Friday — Does David Paterson Really Want to Cross the Kennedys?

By | January 23rd, 2009|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

I have a feeling the Kennedy family is going to have a few choice words for New York Governor David Paterson. After leading her to believe she was the front runner, Paterson now says Caroline Kennedy was "not ready for prime time." OUCH!Gender discrimination in public schools? SCOTUS says, mmm, not so much.Have a few [...]

10 12, 2008

Holy Fair Pay, Batgirl!

By | December 10th, 2008|Equal Pay|3 Comments

When I was little, it never occurred to me that Batgirl didn't get paid the same as Batman or Robin. Hey, she did just the same kind of work they did AND she had to do it in skin-tight Lycra and high-heeled boots. I remember this ad when from when a weekly Batman episode was [...]