13 08, 2010

What’s Worse — When the Media Mock Political Women or Ignore Them?

By | August 13th, 2010|Changing the World, Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration.   We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential election as talking heads not-so-subtly suggested that Hillary Clinton was only a viable candidate for [...]

13 11, 2008

Hangin’ with the MOMocrats!

By | November 13th, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

Looking for me? I'm over at MOMocrats today with some thoughts on the Big Three automakers.Can you say 'stupid and shortsighted?'Yeah, I said it -- stupidity and shortsightedness. What else can you say about companies who have put their collective heads in the sand and ignored the demand of consumers for smaller, more fuel efficient [...]

30 09, 2008

PunditMom Says Go Read It: Michelle Obama at MOMocrats!!

By | September 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|2 Comments

It's only about a month until the Presidential election, so you know things are hoppin' busy on the campaign trail.But Michelle Obama still took the time out to write a special guest post for MOMocrats on Making Our Voices Heard.It's as simple as registering to vote, but it's so much more than that. Michelle writes: [...]

16 09, 2008

Sarah Palin: Phyllis Schlafly Redux?

By | September 16th, 2008|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

About two weeks ago, Gloria Steinem wrote a fantastic op-ed piece about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin being the wrong woman for America. No big surprise, I agreed!In her article, Steinem compared Palin to Phyllis Schlafly. The more I think about it, the more I worry that Palin's secret weapon in this year's campaign is the [...]

11 09, 2008

Palin's Motherhood Could Help the Democrats

By | September 11th, 2008|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

So many people have been saying that talking about Sarah Palin's motherhood shouldn't be an issue in whether she's qualified to be Vice President of the United States.I basically agree. But after talking with some family members, I wonder if Palin's perceived parental responsibilities could help the Democrats?Read more at my post over at MOMocrats!

25 08, 2008

The Hurdle Hillary Supporters Can’t Get Over

By | August 25th, 2008|Republicans|12 Comments

Sometimes I'm surprised at the thoughts that spring into my head when I'm not expecting them, especially the political ones.Last weekend brought some much needed R&R from parenting as one of my stepdaughters took over the reigns, bringing down my mental anxiety a notch on a variety of fronts.As I was pondering why there is [...]

18 08, 2008

Punditry & Technology CAN Mix!

By | August 18th, 2008|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

So, I'm going to give this conference panel thing another try!I've proposed a panel at the SXSW conference in March next year called Building Political Clout Online. Writing about politics out here in the blogosphere isn't just for pundits anymore! Let's all get in on the conversation! And the panel isn't just going to be [...]

13 08, 2008

Mothers of Intention — More Summer Reading!

By | August 13th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|2 Comments

As the Democratic Convention draws closer, I've noticed that progressive women's voices seem to be getting a little bit louder! There are plenty of events to get more women active.Lots of us will not be able to be there, but you can read their books!Here are a few offerings from some very high profile Mothers [...]

5 08, 2008

Get Cool Stuff AND Help PunditMom & and MOMocrats Go to Denver!

By | August 5th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

So, it's official! I AM going to Denver with a great group of MOMocrats to cover the Democratic National Convention in our unique style. It's going to be the kind of coverage you won't find anywhere else!So if you're interested in giving us a little help, head on over to our raffle site Help a [...]

26 07, 2008

MOMocrats on BlogTalk Radio TODAY!!

By | July 26th, 2008|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

Don't forget to come by this afternoon at 3 p.m. Eastern/12 Noon Pacific for the latest edition of MOMocrats on BlogTalk Radio!I have no doubt we will have a lively discussion about this week's political news and Arianna Huffington's new book, The Right is Wrong!I'm hosting!! ;)Also, don't forget to take part in PunditMom's $27 [...]

24 07, 2008

PunditMom on BlogTalk Radio on Saturday Afternoon!

By | July 24th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

Looking for some political chat this weekend? Then come by the MOMocrats show on BlogTalk Radio on Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern/12 Noon Pacific for our show!We'll be talking about the BlogHer conference, our upcoming trip to the Democratic National Convention AND our book club chat about Arianna Huffington's book, The Right is [...]

21 06, 2008

MOMocrats Podcast Sunday: Who's Turning From Red to Blue?

By | June 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Join host Julie Pippert and MOMocrats Donna and Stephanie this Sunday, June 22 at 6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific for a lively discussion of the week's news, some insight on states going from red to blue in November, and an inside view of the Virginia and Texas State Democratic conventions. Listen live and participate in [...]

1 05, 2008

I See Our "Evil" Plan is Working!

By | May 1st, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|5 Comments

BWAH-ha-ha-ha!!!I've been joking with some of the other MOMocrats recently that our tag line should be:World Domination by 2012!!Not for me personally (though I could think of a few good things I could do if I was in charge). But for all women bloggers.Thanks to Geoff at The Buzz Bin for assisting us in this [...]

30 04, 2008

MOMocrats Gettin' Busy!

By | April 30th, 2008|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Now, we're doing news releases! If I keep saying we'll achieve world domination by 2012, it just might happen!!MOMocrats EXCLUSIVE with Barack Obama MOMocrats step up where mainstream media and traditional debates let the American public down, "Things we wish they'd asked in the debates..." Recently, MOMocrats asked the Democratic Presidential candidates the questions we [...]

27 04, 2008

Have I Got Some Mother's Day Swag for You!

By | April 27th, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|1 Comment

Well, not me personally. But me and the other MOMocrats.Need a Hillary purse? A nice tote with Barack's face on it? Some political reading? How about some election-specific condoms? (Does that mean they don't work after the election??)And, of course, some beautiful MOMocrats items!Head over to MOMocrats and leave a comment there if you'd like [...]

23 04, 2008

So, Here We Are, Hillary

By | April 23rd, 2008|Making Our Political Voices Heard|2 Comments

Alright, NOW what do we do?I know I said I thought we'd be able to breathe today, but I was wrong. Yeah, that happens from time to time.I'm not entirely surprised that Hillary Clinton was able to pull out the double-digit victory in Pennsylvania. Having grown up in the Keystone State, I have a pretty [...]

19 04, 2008

Why I'm Having a Hard Time With Barack Obama

By | April 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|18 Comments

Barack Obama never misses an opportunity to get a personal dig in at Hillary Clinton. While he tries to remind us all of her negative campaign style, his negative approach is to kill her with a thousand cuts. More subtle, but no less effective.Before you all start attacking me, hear me out.No matter what Hillary [...]

8 04, 2008

PunditMom & MOMocrats on Motherhood Uncensored Podcast Live on Wednesday Evening!

By | April 8th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

Join me and fellow MOMocrat Kristen Chase, you know her better as Motherhood Uncensored, as we discuss all things political on Kristen's weekly podcast tomorrow evening (Wednesday) from 9-9:30pm EST. It's a LIVE show and we'd love to hear your questions and comments. You can listen live here, or call in at (646) 915-8634. We'll [...]

26 03, 2008

Universal Health Insurance — Should I Laugh or Cry?

By | March 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Thanks to fellow MOMocrat Glennia for the head's up on this "cartoon."Hmmm. A cartoon.Do you think we could get George Bush's attention about the health care crisis if we told him he'd only have to watch a one-and-a-half minute cartoon?The possibilities of influencing 43 with a cartoon strategy are endless!

3 03, 2008

Lessons for the Next 'Serious Woman Presidential Candidate'

By | March 3rd, 2008|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

A few things are clear to me this week.Hannah Montana is the next big thing.I'll need some help to survive the fact that Project Runway Season Four will soon be over.And attacking Hillary Clinton has become a blood sport, even for the comedians.Not by everyone in the media. And not all the time.But to me, [...]

29 02, 2008

MOMocrats and "Just Call Me Hussein" Day

By | February 29th, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

In an effort to put childish bullies like Bill Cunningham in their place, we MOMocrats hosted a "Call Yourself Hussein Day" yesterday. For your enjoyment, I share with you mine -- "Joanne Hussein PunditMom."Trust me, I've been called worse than "Hussein."Just take a look at that get-up. And the braces. And the hair. And glasses [...]

28 02, 2008

Remember, Just Because You're Paranoid …

By | February 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

... doesn't mean they aren't really out to get you.In all great humor, there's always a grain of truth.Sure, Comedy Central is having a little fun, but how do we explain MSNBC's Chris Matthews turning a guest's favorable comment about both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the pre-Ohio debate coverage into one just about [...]

27 02, 2008

Mothers of Intention: i miss the dream, by CityMama

By | February 27th, 2008|Mothers of Intention|12 Comments

Things are heating up in the presidential race as we winnow the field of candidates. And emotions, as I'm noticing on comments here and elsewhere, are reflective of that.So today I'm introducing a new, regular feature here at PunditMom -- one that I've been toying with for some time -- called Mothers of Intention.Every Wednesday [...]

25 02, 2008

Barack, You Don't Have to Worry About My Soul

By | February 25th, 2008|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

I hate to agree with uber-conservative Bill Kristol on anything, but I guess just on pure statistics it was bound to happen at some point in my life.I've been having this nagging feeling that something just didn't feel right to me about Barack Obama that I couldn't quite put my finger on.Ultimately, that's what led [...]

17 02, 2008

Do My Parents Deserve Health Care?

By | February 17th, 2008|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

It's pretty easy to think of the health care situation in this country in the abstract.For those of us who have the opportunity to blog (and read blogs), as well as the finances to have a computer and, probably, high-speed Internet connections to assist us, health care isn't a worry. Maybe our health insurance policies [...]

14 02, 2008

Why We Should Have Universal Health Care

By | February 14th, 2008|Uncategorized|1 Comment

I can't say it any better than today's guest post by Kyla at MOMocrats.After reading this, how can one not be grateful if they've got decent health insurance and want everyone, especially children, to have it, as well.

22 01, 2008

"In Times Like These, We Need a Grown-Up"

By | January 22nd, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

While watching the South Carolina debates on CNN last night, and watching Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama do the "Nuh-HUH! Nuh-UH!" version of political debating, I turned to my husband and said:"It looks like John Edwards is the only grown-up on that stage."Looks like John Edwards felt the same way.During the debate Edwards said:"I was [...]

7 01, 2008

Dear New Hampshire

By | January 7th, 2008|Moms & Politics|1 Comment

Dear New Hampshire,I know things are a little crazy there right now, what will all the Presidential candidates hurrying about the state.Plus, I'm sure that CNN's John King and Dana Bash are trying to scope out wedding sites since they're both there at the moment.I know you have a lot of choices for tomorrow's primary [...]

17 12, 2007

Why Not Obama?

By | December 17th, 2007|Moms & Politics|0 Comments

I've made no secret that I came out early this campaign season in supporting a Democrat for president and that my candidate is John Edwards.Today over at MOMocrats we're all talking about a slightly different subject -- why we chose not to support Barack Obama at this point in the campaign.For some of us the [...]

10 12, 2007

"Just" in Time for the Holidays!

By | December 10th, 2007|Moms & Politics|2 Comments

It's a big anniversary for the ladies who bring us the monthly Just Post Awards -- their award for blog posts that focus on social justice issues is one year old this month!There is a lengthy list that's well worth checking out.For December, here are my nominees who will receive this little piece of bling:Cool [...]