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12 10, 2016

Five Things Lester Holt Needs to Ask Donald Trump

By | October 12th, 2016|2016 election, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|Comments Off on Five Things Lester Holt Needs to Ask Donald Trump

Donald Trump has a well-documented penchant for rarely answering direct questions. If journalists try to pin him down, they get mocked or have their press credentials revoked. They also get physically removed from public events. And, if they don’t have all the facts at their fingertips to challenge him on his evasion tactics, Trump gaslights [...]

25 02, 2013

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: “Lean In” and Get Your Butt to the Office!

By | February 25th, 2013|Changing the World, Economy, Feminism, Women Online|15 Comments

Lean in! Take charge! No fear! Out with flex-time! In with face time! These are the messages two of the highest profile working mothers in America are sending to the rest of us. If  Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, and Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!'s Chief Executive Officer, have their way, women in the workplace will [...]

26 11, 2012

You Say “Fiscal Cliff.” I Say There’s No Such Thing

By | November 26th, 2012|Economy, Politics|0 Comments

Mayday! Mayday! Watch out! There is a "fiscal cliff!" We're headed straight for it! It will be the ruin of all America! Just as soon as the 2012 presidential election was over, media outlets had a huge vacuum to fill and nothing to fill it with, at least that's what I have to assume since [...]

23 07, 2012

3 Reasons You Should Care About the LIBOR Scandal

By | July 23rd, 2012|Economy|1 Comment

  Have you heard about LIBOR? If so, you might be thinking it's: (a) The name of the new Spiderman movie villain, (b) The second cousin to Lex Luthor, or (c) A baby name option for the next addition to the Nicolas Cage family. With a funny sounding name like "Libor" it could [...]

29 05, 2012

Facebook’s IPO: The Latest Episode of Punk’d?

By | May 29th, 2012|Economy|1 Comment

If you gave in to the temptation to be a part of Facebook's initial public offering, I'm guessing your original excitement has given way to the Kubler-Ross five stages of grief -- (1) denial, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression, and (5) acceptance. With shareholder lawsuits being filed because investors believe they were "punk'd," I'd [...]

19 04, 2012

Ann Romney Can Lose the Victim Card

By | April 19th, 2012|2012 election, Economy, Moms & Politics, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

We're probably almost done with the life cycle of the Ann Romney vs. Hilary Rosen episode of Mommy Wars 2012. Most major news outlets have pulled in just about as many experts as possible to parse how the presidential campaign was temporarily rocked by Rosen, a Democratic adviser, who said, in the context of Mitt [...]

16 04, 2012

Democratic Women Don’t Hate Moms & Valuing Women’s Work

By | April 16th, 2012|2012 election, Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Uncategorized, Women in Politics|5 Comments

It was a super big week for me last week thank to Hilary Rosen and her one crazy comment about Ann Romney and motherhood. After her slip of the tongue about whether Ann Romney had every been a working mom, all media outlets were looking for commentary. I was lucky enough to chat with the [...]

12 04, 2012

More Political Mommy Wars? Here We Go Again!

By | April 12th, 2012|2012 election, Economy, Moms & Politics, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|6 Comments

Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. Ouch. I'm counting the seconds until CNN commentator Hilary Rosen, who also is a DNC adviser, gets the boot from DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Not that I think Rosen should go, but that lone comment will be an ongoing distraction for weeks [...]

10 04, 2012

Rick Warren & His Let Them Eat Cake Social Policy

By | April 10th, 2012|2012 election, Economy, Politics, Presidential Campaigns|3 Comments

Rick Warren is one of the most high-profile religious leaders in America. If you're not familiar, he's the head of the Saddleback mega-church in California and an author who apparently is on somewhat friendly terms with President Obama.  But I think that's about to change as Warren is going to bat for the Republican uber-conservatives. [...]

24 11, 2011

Mothers of Intention “Why I’m Political” Series — Jaelithe Judy

By | November 24th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Mothers of Intention, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Welcome to this month's edition of the Why I'm Political series. Don't run off! I know the word "politics" can be scary and conjure up images of never-ending presidential debates. But that's not what this is about. It's about thoughtful women from both sides of the political aisle sharing what motivated them to take the [...]

21 11, 2011

Dear Super Committee: Here’s a Little Advice

By | November 21st, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Politics, Republicans|7 Comments

Compromise is not a word that a lot of people on Capitol Hill understand these days.  That's particularly true when those who are entrenched in their own view of things can't climb out of those trenches without a 12-foot ladder. The so-called "Super Committee" -- aka the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit [...]

14 11, 2011

Parenting and Politics are Making Me Tired

By | November 14th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Politics, Republicans|0 Comments

OK, I know we’re all tired.  We’re parents … being tired comes with the territory of night feedings, night terrors and nights waiting up when our kids are old enough to drive. But what I’m really tired about is the news.  I know that’s a bit surprising coming from someone who dubbed herself [...]

24 10, 2011

Flat Tax Policy: The New New Thing for 2012

By | October 24th, 2011|Economy, Republicans|8 Comments

Have you noticed that tax policy is the new new thing for the GOP presidential candidates? Not thoughtful, analytical or well-reasoned tax policy, mind you.  But some of the Republican presidential wannabes are embracing the idea of a federal flat tax scheme thanks to Herman Cain and his now infamous "9-9-9" plan. Sadly, [...]

12 10, 2011

Elizabeth Warren: The Every Woman for Both Parties

By | October 12th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Women in Politics|2 Comments

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: Warren created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, staffed it, got it up and running to [...]

6 10, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: The New Tea Party Movement?

By | October 6th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Republicans|7 Comments

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 Street investment bankers who get the fat bonuses at the end of the year while [...]

16 08, 2011

The Debt Super Committee Has a Woman Problem

By | August 16th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

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?  I guess it depends on your point of view, but this crowd looks an awful [...]

25 07, 2011

Understanding the Debt Ceiling Crisis is Easy: It’s About Them, Not Us

By | July 25th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|9 Comments

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 our economy from defaulting.  But at the rate that things are going, Speaker of the [...]

16 07, 2011

Ridiculous Politics

By | July 16th, 2011|Economy, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

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 aren't other places (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, who am I missing?) we need to be more [...]

14 04, 2011

I Want Kirsten Gillibrand on That Women's Health Wall

By | April 14th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|3 Comments

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 came about as close as you can to shutting down the entire federal government over one [...]

13 04, 2011

GOP Says Buh-bye Clean Energy

By | April 13th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans|1 Comment

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 you're as close to retirement as many of our lawmakers are, you're not all that [...]

11 04, 2011

The GOP is Full of Busy Bees!

By | April 11th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

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 she'd only be a one-termer.  Yes, we'll all sleep better at night knowing that! And [...]

9 04, 2011

My Budget Fantasy: Just Say No

By | April 9th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Republicans|1 Comment

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.

10 03, 2011

Girl Scouts, Watch Out. The Tax Man Cometh

By | March 10th, 2011|Economy, Republicans|2 Comments

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 sounds, that's what's going in Georgia as Republican lawmakers are proposing a tax code overhaul.  [...]

3 03, 2011

Women are the Real Losers in Wisconsin's Labor Fight

By | March 3rd, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|6 Comments

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 lens of attack. So when labor statistics suggest that moves to weaken unions at the state [...]

2 03, 2011

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

By | March 2nd, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

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 about 50 years that presents an overall picture of how women are faring in a variety [...]

10 02, 2011

President Obama and the Chamber of Commerce: Bad News for Women?

By | February 10th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Equal Pay, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans|3 Comments

When I saw news clips of President Obama walking across Pennsylvania Avenue to make a much-lauded speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the first thought that came into my head was, "Well, there's one more stake in the heart of working women." In terms of our stalled economy, of course it makes sense for [...]

27 01, 2011

Politics and Snow — Bring It On!

By | January 27th, 2011|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

It's been a busy week for me at Politics Daily!  You can find me over there this week -- When the likes of Chris Matthews become equal opportunity insulters when they toss around terms like "Balloon head"  and "makeup salesperson" about as many men as women when they question someone's gravitas, that's when I'll stop [...]

7 12, 2010

Five Budget Holiday Gifts for Congress

By | December 7th, 2010|Democrats, Economy, Republicans|2 Comments

As Congress and the President have been battling it out over who is getting holiday "gifts" of tax cuts and other legislative goodies, it's made me think that maybe we should be giving them a little something for the December holidays, as well.  Nothing fancy because, well, as much as they want us to think [...]

22 10, 2010

If You Don’t Vote ….

By | October 22nd, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Economy, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

If you don't vote in the 2010 mid-term elections .... ... Nevada could have a senator who is out of touch with the issues of her state's immigrant population and believes any girl or woman who is raped should be forced to carry the rapist's child because, after all, it's better to make lemonade out [...]

5 10, 2010

The White House *Hearts* Women Entrepreneurs

By | October 5th, 2010|Changing the World, Economy|2 Comments

When you get an invitation to the White House, you go. No, my invite wasn't like the one the Michaele and Tareq Salahi claimed to have received, but getting any chance to go to the White house through the press entrance is a great opportunity, and one that I hope more online writers (I'm on [...]