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29 08, 2012

5 Things I Hated About Ann Romney’s Speech

By | August 29th, 2012|2012 election, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|20 Comments

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 his darnedest in the White House. There are plenty of people kvelling over her speech [...]

6 02, 2012

Komen Foundation Underestimated the Power of Social Media Women

By | February 6th, 2012|Changing the World, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women Online|4 Comments

Much has been written about the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood vs. breast cancer screening PR disaster.  Was the decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood a political one in the fight against abortion?  Was Komen just trying to protect its brand and the money of so many women who [...]

10 07, 2011

Betty Ford: Stealth Feminist and Role Model

By | July 10th, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

If someone were to ask you for your list of top political feminists, former First Lady Betty Ford would probably not be on that hit parade. But she should be. Betty Ford passed away last week at the age of 93, a woman best known for being the wife of President Gerald Ford who was [...]

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 [...]

27 02, 2011

June Cleaver is Calling and It's Not Good News

By | February 27th, 2011|Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Republicans, Women in Politics|1 Comment

Ever since the 112th Congress was sworn in last month, there's been a seemingly endless barrage of news about lawmakers trying to take away many of women's hard-fought rights, so much so that I feel like Mr. Peabody's WABAC machine has deposited me on June Cleaver's 1950s doorstep. Morning after morning, I hear reports about [...]

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 [...]

24 01, 2011

Princesses Fighting Cancer

By | January 24th, 2011|Changing the World|75 Comments

As a mother of a daughter, I've long had ambivalent feelings about princesses, especially how Disney princesses are marketed to our children.  Most little girls go through a phase where they latch on to one of the Disney gals -- Ariel was a particular favorite for PunditGirl, even though I couldn't bear the thought of [...]

7 01, 2011

Things That Made Me Mad This Week

By | January 7th, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism|3 Comments

Not enough women writers to keep the column Broadsheet going at Salon.  Really?  I wish they'd called -- I could have given them a really long list of great women writers who think about the broad spectrum of politics from a woman's point of view. Governor Chris Christie couldn't come back to New Jersey to [...]

5 01, 2011

Mothers of Intention — Another Change We Need in Health Care is Insurance Coverage for Lymphedema Sleeves

By | January 5th, 2011|Changing the World, Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

This is cross-posted from Toddler Planet where my amazing friend Susan Niebur, a breast cancer patient herself and a true Mother of Intention, is trying to make it possible for other breast cancer patients to obtain lymphedema sleeves and other services to manage their disease that aren't usually covered by health insurance.  Please read on [...]

24 12, 2010

You Lookin’ for Me over the Holidays?

By | December 24th, 2010|Changing the World|0 Comments

As I try to get all the wrapping done, get last few batches of cookies in the oven, and make a quick trip to see my friend's art exhibit before it closes, you can find me in a couple of other places today: 1. Are schools missing an educational opportunity and making much ado about [...]

7 12, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards Knew What Was Important

By | December 7th, 2010|Democrats, Moms & Politics, Women in Politics|8 Comments

Elizabeth Edwards died today at the age of 61 after her long battle with breast cancer. While I never met Elizabeth Edwards in person (the line was so long at BlogHer '07, I never made it to the front), I did have a chance to interview her by telephone shortly after that.  I've long been [...]

29 04, 2010

WellPoint and Your Ta-tas?

By | April 29th, 2010|Democrats|0 Comments

Sadly, I've been putting off my annual mammogram while I'm pushing to get the writing done for the Mothers of Intention manuscript.  But that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about it.  It's been even more on my mind since I heard the story about how WellPoint, the country's largest health insurance company, has been [...]

7 04, 2010

WhyMommy’s Virtual Science Fair: China Edition

By | April 7th, 2010|Changing the World|9 Comments

My friend Susan, better known around these parts of the bloggy-sphere as WhyMommy who writes at Toddler Planet, is one of my heroes because she doesn't take any crap from cancer.  She's having surgery today for a recurrence of her Inflammatory Breast Cancer and a few of us wanted to show our support by talking [...]

19 11, 2009

Three Reasons I Think My Head Will Explode

By | November 19th, 2009|Changing the World|8 Comments

I usually do a good job of sticking to one topic in any given post.  But there is so much going on at the moment, I feel like my head will explode: 1. My very new friend Anissa, whom I've admired from a afar in the blogosphere for some time, had a stroke this week.  [...]

24 03, 2009

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wants You to be EARLY

By | March 24th, 2009|Moms & Politics|9 Comments

I've had a girl crush on Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for a long time, in my own geeky political mom sort of way. She's more than just one of 435 in Congress -- she's a major player on Capitol Hill and really knows how to bring in the money for the Democratic party, even though [...]

21 09, 2007

Pink May Not Be So Rosy

By | September 21st, 2007|Uncategorized|19 Comments

I think about breast cancer a lot. Not because I have it, but because my best friend died from breast cancer a little more than a year ago.And because of WhyMommy. And mod*mom. And my grandmother. And my editor. And a former colleague. And more.We all have lists like that when it comes to people [...]

6 09, 2007

Pink Can Beat Cancer and Dirt

By | September 6th, 2007|Uncategorized|4 Comments

While I know this will decrease my odds at winning, stop by Mod*Mom's site soon. To help fund breast cancer research and raise awareness for the disease, she is giving away a Pink Dyson vaccum cleaner!These things are NOT cheap! And I need a new vacuum!But as a breast cancer survivor, Mod*Mom, as well as [...]

29 08, 2007

Love 'Em or Hate 'Em

By | August 29th, 2007|Democrats|9 Comments

I guess when it comes to political candidates, there's not much middle of the road.At least that's how it feels today when it comes to the John Edwards campaign.Today, I received an E-mail (you know, those wonderful, "personal," computer-generated messages) that featured this YouTube clip from the campaign trail.I was floored as I listened to [...]

22 07, 2007

Stealing This Post (With Permission!)

By | July 22nd, 2007|Uncategorized|3 Comments

In honor of Toddler Planet, I am happy to cross post this from her blog.Moms. We love our kids.We drive ourselves nuts taking care of them and helping them learn and grow. We would do anything for them. Right?Of course. So do them a favor and take care of yourself.Do your monthly breast self-exam and [...]