Posts tagged with: "politics"
Results 1 - 20 of 18,084
Sorted by Relevance | Sort by Date
RSS Subscribe: 20 results | 100 results
6 Jan 2011, 6:29 am by PunditMom
Networking in non-traditional settings is nothing new for women. When our husbands think we’re just hanging out with the girls or managing the soccer game and birthday party schedules for our kids, we know that those relationships can be, and usually are, much more than just lost time. So when I read a recent New York Times story about women on both sides of the political aisle taking advantage of Capitol Hill lactation rooms, I thought that these so-called “boob cubes” could be one small… [read post]
19 Mar 2012, 10:09 am by PunditMom
Vice President Joe Biden is being touted as the Obama re-election campaign’s secret weapon to connect with the all-important middle class vote.  But the VP isn’t the only one with working class roots on the Obama team — what about the First Lady? The Romney and Santorum campaigns are relying heavily on their First Ladies in waiting in their efforts to appeal to the masses of minivan-driving, middle class moms.  I had a chance to talk about the idea of Michelle Obama as a re-election secret… [read post]
25 Sep 2012, 1:20 pm by Deborah Knapp
Three Supreme Court Justices are up for retention in November: Barbara Pariente, Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince. The GOP has announced a plan to unseat these three Supreme Court Justices in order to gain control of the Florida Supreme Court. It is clear that the intention of extremist political groups, such as Restore Justice 2012, is to slander the superior reputations of these Justices, thus paving the way for Republican Governor Rick Scott to replace them. Voters should educate themselves about… [read post]
30 Aug 2012, 12:18 pm by Patrick Quinlan
I wrote last week about Republican voter suppression efforts, and the unfortunate decision of a judge in Pennsylvania not to block that state's voter ID law, which could disenfranchise up to 750,000 mostly minority voters. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has today blocked a Texas voter ID law, finding that it places "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and disproportionately will impact minorities. 1960's Voter Registration Texas is… [read post]
29 Oct 2011, 8:46 am by PunditMom
Yes, things have been a little quiet here, but I promise, I have good reasons: Welllll, I’ve been launching a new project I think you’ll enjoy called The Broad Side.  It’s a new online magazine that will feature the best women’s commentary from around the web. Just in time for the 2012 campaign season, but it will be about much more than politics.   Oh, and we’ll have a few cool guys contributing, as well.  I hope you’ll check it out! I was on Capitol Hill lobbying — yes, lobbying… [read post]
13 Apr 2012, 9:51 am by PunditMom
Image via Wikimedia Commons Well, I knew this whole Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” showdown with Democratic consultant Hilary Rosen would re-ignite the ever-percolating “mommy wars” (Devra, make it stop), but it’s taken on a gargantuan life of its own. I hope for the sake of our country we can move on to something else soon. But, as they say, strike while the iron is hot and, as my husband reminded me, this whole conversation about moms and working and politics is right in my… [read post]
8 Nov 2012, 6:51 am by Hopkins
It was contentious and in some races it was downright nasty. So goes the 2012 election season. I am proud to live in a state in which voters were able to see through the negative hype and the hyperbole that was thrown against three very competent, ethical and intelligent Supreme Court Justices such as Justices Pariente, Quince and Lewis. This year legislators placed 11 constitutional amendments on the ballot largely because they lacked the political courage to do their job by weighing the value of… [read post]
1 Aug 2011, 7:09 pm by Social Sciences Faculty Librarian
Palgrave Open offers authors of accepted primary research papers the choice to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) in order for their article to be made available to non-subscribers immediately upon publication. Palgrave Open articles are made freely available online and can be freely redistributed under a choice of Creative Commons licenses.   The Open Access option is available to the following journals related to social sciences: BioSocieties            HKUL users can access the… [read post]
29 Feb 2012, 12:07 pm by Matthew Schwencke
If you are a patient at a hospital, don't you think you should have the right to know whether anything bad happened to you while you were there? For years, health care providers in Florida were able to withhold records from a patient that were created as a direct result of an adverse medical incident (when bad things happen) that occurred during that patient's care. In 2004, Floridians overwhelmingly voted against this practice, amending the State Constitution to give patients the right to access… [read post]
10 Jul 2010, 11:00 pm
From First Run Features (H/T Rhetorics and Heretics). [read post]
15 Jun 2011, 2:01 pm by PunditMom
If you thought Michele Bachmann was a conservative mom political superstar before the GOP debate on CNN, then you’re probably standing in line to get her autograph this week, as well as her special beauty secrets of how she still looks so young and fresh after 28 kids. I certainly don’t look that put together on most days and I only have one child! I’m no fan of Bachmann’s political views or the fact that even though she’s a lawyer, her understanding of the Constitution leaves a little… [read post]
1 Mar 2012, 8:06 am by PunditMom
Image via iStockPhoto/Steve Debenport Women decide elections. That’s a fact that’s been proven by a variety of studies.  Yet, political parties and candidates often don’t want to engage with women in any meaningful way.  And when it comes to women voters who happen to be moms, well, it’s just been easier for so-called political masterminds to put mothers in a corner.  You know the ones — they call us soccer moms and security moms, Walmart moms and recession moms.  For some reason,… [read post]
17 Apr 2012, 6:44 am by Hopkins
It is all about research and publishing. That is the pressure supposedly exerted on academics, scientists and some physicians - "publish or perish". Scientific research is no different than any other form of research from the perspective of "garbage in garbage out". These days most of us do some form of research on the internet. It may be simply trying to find the very best camera or the very best doctor for a tragic illness. The internet is crammed full of valuable information and…garbage.… [read post]
1 Dec 2010, 10:01 pm by Tom K.
Inasmuch as I believe the hoopla over the WikiLeaks disclosures is mostly overblown, I'm not going to post much on it. Except to point out again that the FT's Gideon Rachman really has the right perspective toward it all: It's amusing for the rest of us to read US diplomats' frank and sometimes unflattering verdicts on foreign leaders, and it's obviously embarrassing for the Americans. It's a bit like somebody getting drunk at a party and making bitchy comments in too loud a voice. Nobody is… [read post]
24 Nov 2010, 8:43 am by PunditMom
Things a pundit can be thankful for this holiday season: 1. Sarah Palin. She’s the politico’s gift that keeps on giving. 2. The fact that women rule the blogosphere and the online world of social media.  This is going to make world domination a lot easier than I thought. 3. Knowing that there are spaces in the online world where women’s voices are finally being taken seriously. 4. All the amazing women who graciously allowed me to use their words for Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social… [read post]
9 May 2012, 11:11 am by PunditMom
Image via Wikimedia Commons/U.S. State Dept.   I’m glad the Republicans have nothing better to do than trying to make fun of Hillary Clinton’s appearance — AGAIN!! She’s the Secretary of State for goodness sake and she’s traveling more often than she’s in Washington to try to keep the world from falling apart. If this is the GOP strategy to keep her from running for President in 2016, they’d better come up with something else. Because there are plenty of “women of a certain age”… [read post]
25 Feb 2014, 5:02 pm by Jacob Gershman
Arizona has become a flashpoint in the national debate over the boundaries between religious freedom and discrimination, as legislators there push to enact a new law that would allow business owners to deny service to customers for religious reasons. But the state is hardly alone in mulling more explicit protections for religious business owners and individuals, whose objections to same-sex marriage have come into increasing conflict with newer laws expanding the rights of gays and lesbians. [read post]
24 Nov 2011, 6:00 am by PunditMom
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 leap into writing publicly about issues important to them — and what they’re focused on as we enter the 2012 election season. Some of the women in this series… [read post]
13 May 2012, 12:01 pm by PunditMom
  The first woman elected to the White House will answer to many names — Madam President, ma’am, and, most likely, Mom. That’s something I like to think about on Mother’s Day. Given the demographics and family status of many of the women in politics today, there’s a pretty good chance that the first female who gets to sit behind the historic Resolute Desk in the Oval Office will be a mother of young children. Think that’s crazy? Read the rest of my most recent op-ed piece at CNN… [read post]