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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 [...]

29 06, 2011

Five Pieces of Advice for Michele Bachmann from Hillary Clinton

By | June 29th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I know Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton are at complete opposite ends of the political spectrum, but now that the congresswoman from Minnesota has made her 2012 presidential bid official, she should prepare herself for the inevitable increased amount of media sexism and go to school on Clinton's 2008 experiences. "Flake" and "balloon head" are [...]

5 06, 2011

Sarah Palin’s Political Tornado

By | June 5th, 2011|Democrats, Republicans, Women in Politics|6 Comments

The majority of Sarah Palin watchers seem certain that there is no way, no how the half-term governor from Alaska is going to run  for President in 2012.  Nu-uh, isn't gonna happen, totally sure of it.   She's just going on the road with her motorcycle helmet and personally branded tour bus to stay in the [...]

1 06, 2011

As Bachmann & Palin Shift Into Overdrive, Can We Steer Clear of “Catfight?”

By | June 1st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

With the rollout of Sarah Palin’s East Coast bus tour extravaganza and Michele Bachmann’s near-announcement on Good Morning America that she’ll announce her presidential candidacy in Iowa in June, analysts are wondering, “Will they or won’t they?”  Is there enough political bandwidth for two dynamic Republican women on the road to the White House or [...]

20 05, 2011

Is Newt Gingrich Your Candidate?

By | May 20th, 2011|Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

Heaven help you. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cJohn Lithgow Performs Gingrich Press Releasewww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive Maybe this whole "Rapture" thing is a good idea, then.

18 05, 2011

The GOP: ISO or SOL?

By | May 18th, 2011|Republicans|2 Comments

Just as in the world of dating and matrimony, some political character traits or policy positions are deal breakers.   Smoking, chewing tobacco and an addiction to the current version of guy buddy movies? If I were still in the land of dating, any one of those would make me send a guy packing. When it [...]

12 05, 2011

What I’m Reading Today …

By | May 12th, 2011|Changing the World, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard|0 Comments

Got a few minutes to read?  Here are some links that are more than worth your while today: Don't give up your day job, says Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Connie Schultz.  She knows what's she's talking about on this one when you're a career gal who just happens to be married to a politician. Speaking [...]

11 05, 2011

Newt Gingrich Knows He Can’t Win. He Just Doesn’t Want to be Forgotten.

By | May 11th, 2011|Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|2 Comments

Newt Gingrich will never be the President of the United States. I sound pretty sure of that, don't I?  Do I know something the other pundits don't?  Do I have some nugget of inside information that's tipped me off to a secret Gingrich ruse? Sort of.  The secret is this -- Newt Gingrich is Newt [...]

19 04, 2011

President Obama Turning 50: No Mid-life Crisis for You

By | April 19th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

Barack Obama has a few "good months" left before he hits the big 5-0.  But according to Politico, the looming milestone that most of us dread also has our president in a funk. I totally understand that -- as I navigated my way through The Year of Turning 50, I had a lot of things [...]

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 [...]

4 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Dirty Little Secret

By | April 4th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|13 Comments

There are lots of things to talk about when it comes to Minnesota Congresswoman and wannabe-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.  Her sense of geography is slightly off.  And her grasp of American history is not exactly what I'd hope for in someone who's serious about running for the White House.  But when it comes to hot [...]

15 11, 2010

Sarah Palin’s Alaska: Crazy Like a Mama Grizzly

By | November 15th, 2010|Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|10 Comments

So, don't ya' know that Sarah Palin has her own reality show on TLC?  Karl Rove and his pals have been sayin' if Sarah really wants to run for president in 2012, voters are just gonna be laughin' at her and her Alaskan posse.   But goin' rogue has been workin' for Sarah for a [...]