31 05, 2012

Paid Maternity Leave: This Says it All

By | May 31st, 2012|Changing the World, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics|7 Comments

Think Progress and its chart says it better than words: But you know what the right will say. Only socialists go in for paying women for time off care for newborns. I wonder if Redneck Mom has an extra room at her place? I know it gets cold in Canada, but I've gotta love any [...]

22 05, 2009

The Supreme Court Needs a Mom

By | May 22nd, 2009|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

Another woman on the Supreme Court of the United States would be good, but I wonder if a woman who is a mother might be even better! No, not one to make the grilled cheese sandwiches and make sure everyone remembers to wear their warm coats. But someone who can view cases through the lenses [...]

24 06, 2008

Bush Says New Moms and Their Babies Cost Too Much

By | June 24th, 2008|Uncategorized|13 Comments

When it was time to travel to China to bring home our little PunditBaby, I was working at a large government agency in a pretty senior position.I assumed that I would be able to take paid maternity leave, though I figured I'd have to jump through a few hoops since my adoption "pregnancy" was not [...]