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12 02, 2013

You’re More Than a Guest in the First Lady’s Seating Box

By | February 12th, 2013|2012 election, Changing the World, Democrats, Equal Pay, Health, Politics|3 Comments

The White House just released the list of guests who will be joining Michelle Obama in the traditional First Lady's Seating Box for the State of the Union address. There are always some Americans invited whose stories are personally compelling and add something along the lines of what sportscasters call "color commentary" for an event. [...]

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. [...]

8 05, 2011

Five Things This Feminist Mom is Grateful for on Mother’s Day — A Reprise

By | May 8th, 2011|Adoption, Changing the World, Equal Pay, Feminism|2 Comments

This one was one of my favorites from last year.  So I figured -- if it was good enough for Mother's Day 2010, it should still be good for 2011! Sure, I get to leave the dishes in the sink and the dirty laundry in the hamper today. And it's great that "some people" (you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

19 11, 2010

Writing, writing, writing!

By | November 19th, 2010|Democrats, Equal Pay, Moms & Politics, Republicans|0 Comments

Yup, still nose to the computer keyboard here for the never-ending manuscript edits!  But that doesn't mean you can't find me some other cool places in the blogosphere! There's plenty of blame to go around for the failure of the Senate to even allow debate and a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act.  I'm definitely [...]

30 01, 2010

PunditMom Video Saturday — Lilly Ledbetter is Still Working for Us!

By | January 30th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Equal Pay, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Women in Politics|2 Comments

I had a chance to be on a conference call this week with Lilly Ledbetter, the woman who has become an icon in the fight for fair pay and equal status for women in the workplace.  While the a law bearing her name was signed into law a year ago, The Lilly Ledbetter Act doesn't [...]

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 [...]

5 02, 2009

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter

By | February 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|8 Comments

As so many women have been basking in the glow of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the news reports reminded us that even though Lilly has become a standard bearer for the fight for fair pay for women, Lilly herself will never see a nickel of the money that she sued [...]

28 01, 2009

The ‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ Dance for Women

By | January 28th, 2009|Equal Pay|32 Comments

I'm not trying to be a party pooper. Borrowing one of PunditGirl's new favorite words -- I'm "ecstatic" that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is going to get signed into law by President Barack Obama. It's a wonderful step forward in women's battle for fair pay and gives us an important tool to get [...]

28 01, 2009

PunditMom’s SpinCycle Wednesday Ice & Snow Edition

By | January 28th, 2009|Equal Pay|1 Comment

Good icy Wednesday morning! We're iced in here at Chez PunditMom -- no school, but that's OK as PunditGirl is trying to devour Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. But that doesn't mean that politics stops on a snow/ice day.President Obama is scheduled to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law [...]

25 01, 2009

PunditMom’s Spin Cycle Sunday — OH NO! I Agree with Campbell Brown!

By | January 25th, 2009|Uncategorized|6 Comments

What do you think --- does she have a point about President Brarack Obama and transparency?After I posted the list of Senators who voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay legislation -- those who voted against it were all Republican men and all women Senators, regardless of party, voted for it -- suggested that this [...]

23 01, 2009

Who Voted Against Fair Pay for Women?

By | January 23rd, 2009|Making Our Political Voices Heard|10 Comments

Senators:Alexander (R-TN)Barrasso (R-WY)Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burr (R-NC)Chambliss (R-GA)Coburn (R-OK)Cochran (R-MS)Corker (R-TN)Cornyn (R-TX)Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)Ensign (R-NV)Enzi (R-WY)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hatch (R-UT)Inhofe (R-OK)Isakson (R-GA)Johanns (R-NE)Kyl (R-AZ)Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL)McCain (R-AZ)McConnell (R-KY)Risch (R-ID)Roberts (R-KS)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Thune (R-SD)Vitter (R-LA)Voinovich (R-OH)Wicker (R-MS)Just in case you were interested, these are all Republican men. No women Senators or Democrats voted against the [...]

23 01, 2009

Fair Pay and Health Care for Kids are Closer to Reality

By | January 23rd, 2009|Equal Pay|2 Comments

As I started to write this post, I realized I was at a bit of a loss. I love writing about fair pay for women, health care for children and better schools, but I just couldn't help wondering why there's still a need to be writing about them? I'd like to think that in 2009, [...]

12 12, 2008

Friday’s Hits, Quickly!

By | December 12th, 2008|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

So there are 13 days left until Christmas, but Chanukah and the birthday of a certain PunditGril come before that, so that's much organizing to be done here at Chez PunditMom.While I'm running around, here are a few news stories to talk about. I'm especially ticked about the story on fair pay ... you know [...]

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 [...]

10 10, 2008

What Are Those "Swingers" Talking About?

By | October 10th, 2008|Economy|2 Comments

In every presidential election year, some swing states stay the same, but new ones seem to crop up, depending on how the whole electoral map plays out. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida are always reliably in the mix. This year there are others, including New Mexico, Nevada and very possibly Virginia.The media give us a lot [...]

10 10, 2008

What Are Those “Swingers” Talking About?

By | October 10th, 2008|Economy|2 Comments

In every presidential election year, some swing states stay the same, but new ones seem to crop up, depending on how the whole electoral map plays out. Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida are always reliably in the mix. This year there are others, including New Mexico, Nevada and very possibly Virginia.The media give us a lot [...]

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 [...]