10 07, 2012

What Obamacare Means for One Mom

By | July 10th, 2012|Mom Vote 2012|2 Comments

The Affordable Care Act has been upheld by the Supreme Court, even though there was considerable media confusion about that at first. When the first reports came out when the decision was handed down, emotions ran high all across the country -- both for those who were praying for it to remain law and for [...]

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. [...]

5 05, 2011

Supreme Court Tells Raped Cheerleader to Go Home

By | May 5th, 2011|Feminism|6 Comments

The Supreme Court of the United States just told a sexually assaulted high school girl to shut up and go home. They didn't say it in those words exactly, but that was the effect of the high court's decision not to hear an appeal by a Texas teen who was kicked off her cheerleading squad [...]

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 [...]

20 10, 2010

Is 20 Years Too Long to Wait for a Smack-down Between Anita Hill and Virginia Thomas?

By | October 20th, 2010|Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|0 Comments

Twenty years is a long time to hold a grudge.  Not that something like that is beyond me -- tick me off in just the right way, and I can carry that grudge until it gets good and heavy!  But usually if I'm going to get into a smack-down about something that's made me mad, [...]

7 10, 2010

Has the Supreme Court Met Its Match in Fred Phelps?

By | October 7th, 2010|Women in Politics|0 Comments

I may be a member of the Supreme Court Bar, but I would not have wanted to be one of the nine justices at the Supreme Court for the arguments in the case between Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church and the family of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder.  The legal issue is whether [...]

26 05, 2010

What Not to Wear — Elena Kagan Edition?

By | May 26th, 2010|Feminism|7 Comments

I'm a little sad that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and her White House handlers appear to have given in to the running media 'Kagan is a fashion frump/is she a lesbian' fascination. This is what Kagan looked like when President Obama announced her nomination -- boxy suit jacket in an odd shade of green [...]

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 [...]

4 06, 2009

Random PunditMom Concerns

By | June 4th, 2009|Uncategorized|6 Comments

I'm feeling a bit off my game these days -- so much to write about and not much time to do it as end-if-the-school-year obligations and events pile up.But maybe you can help me out with a few things on my mind:1. How can we change the direction of the country if much of the [...]

27 01, 2009

Spin Cycle Tuesday — Blagojevich Takes on The View & More!

By | January 27th, 2009|Equal Pay|2 Comments

Blago gets really brave and takes on the ladies of The View.There's a huge leap forward today for women around the world -- President Obama repealed the global gag rule, which prohibited foreign aid from the US to countries that provided or even mentioned abortion in connection with family planning services.Is it possible for hope [...]

5 12, 2008

PunditMom’s Friday Quick Hits — You Say SCOTUS, …

By | December 5th, 2008|Republicans|1 Comment

Off to do a million things today, but before I go, here are a few for some cubicle chat today:The Supreme Court is hearing a case challenging whether Barack Obama is a "natural born citizen" and eligible to be the next POTUS. This came up with John McCain too, but SCOTUS didn't seem too concerned [...]

11 08, 2008

PunditMom’s Most Important Election Year Issue

By | August 11th, 2008|Uncategorized|4 Comments

This is what it all boils down to for me.What about you? What's the most important issue that will help you decide whether you're voting for Obama or McCain? Interested in what other blogging women have to say? Check out CNN ireports. They were kind enough to hang out with many of us at the [...]

29 05, 2007

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can’t Do It Alone

By | May 29th, 2007|Equal Pay|5 Comments

Future Supreme Court Justices.Yes, there are obviously MANY other good reasons to vote for the next President.But today's 5-4 ruling (yes, along ideological lines) is only more proof that women's rights will slowly slip away if we don't have a Democrat appointing Justices for the next Supreme Court seats that come open.Why do I say [...]

22 01, 2007

Keep your hands off my penumbra

By | January 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|12 Comments

Today, with the 34th anniversary of the uber-controversial Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, increasing numbers of ultra-conservatives are taking up the fight to have it's ruling -- that state laws prohibiting abortions violate a woman's constitutional right to privacy -- be overturned. My opinions about abortion have remained pretty much unchanged since the [...]