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Joanne Bamberger

Blame Stay-At-Home Moms For The War On Women

Babble.com | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Who knew that someone like me could single-handedly end a movement that's been around since the days of Mary Wollstonecraft (the mother of the woman who penned Frankenstein) and fan the flame under a new skirmish in a war that I hate!

For Less Weiner, Elect More Women

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

For most political women, it was hard enough to get elected in the first place; they're not going to jeopardize what they worked so hard for by flashing the internet with some bikini shots.

The Great Conservative Double Standard of Krystal Ball

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

There has been deafening conservative silence on the sexist mudslinging against Democratic candidate Krystal Ball. It seems right-wingers have decided that they don't really mean it when they claim they're against sexism.

Five Things This Feminist Mom Is Grateful for on Mother's Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

On the tenth anniversary of being able to celebrate Mother's Day as a mother myself, I've been thinking of some things about babies and children and motherhood for which I am eternally grateful.

Wall Street Isn't Afraid of the SEC

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The handful of men who run our nation's investment banking institutions aren't afraid of consequences that they consider to be mere slaps on the hand from an inconsequential agency.

The 2nd Journey Of A Lifetime: Visiting My Adopted Daughter's Birthplace In China

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Bamberger

This journey is our first return to China since we brought PunditGirl home and made her part of our family in 2001. I can't believe it's been that long; I feel like it's been a lifetime since we stepped off the plane.

Harold Ford, Step Out of Senator Gillibrand's Way

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joanne Bamberger

While Gillibrand was a member of the Blue Dog conservatives in the House, she is an advocate and supporter of reproductive rights. Ford? Not so much.

Harold Ford vs. Kirsten Gillibrand -- Who's the Real Bully?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joanne Bamberger

It's laughable and upsetting to me that Ford claims he is being "bullied" by Gillibrand, making references to party bosses trying to exert influence against him.

Dear Federal Marshals, Glenn Beck is Waiting for You

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

If someone even jokingly threatens harm a federal official, it's considered a federal offense. Has anyone mentioned this to Glenn Beck? 2009-08-12-BECK.jpg

Jenny Sanford -- The Political Spouse Role Model for My Daughter

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The message often sent to our kids is that it's okay for husbands to wander and that wives will still stick around, regardless of how badly they've been betrayed. That is, until Jenny Sanford.

Sonia Sotomayor and Elle Woods Have a Lot in Common

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Conservatives are going to try to convince America that no judge should be appointed to the Supreme Court who doesn't decide cases by applying the law to the facts of a case in a vacuum.

Michelle Obama's Story is Mine. And Yours.

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Bamberger

I love Michelle's story because it's similar to mine. What I don't love is the ooh-ing and ah-ing of journalists as if Michelle's story is something new, because it's not.

Media Coverage of Adoption -- It's Not Just About Madonna

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

Is the Washington Post suggesting that finding two young girls dead in a freezer is somehow more heinous becase the mother had adopted them?

Five Imagined Confessions of Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Bamberger

I started wondering what kind of confessions, political or otherwise, Elisabeth might have. As someone who was pro-McCain/Palin in the 2008 election, I bet there could be some really juicy ones!

Dear AIG, I've Solved Your Bonus Problem!

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joanne Bamberger

If AIG employees don't get their millions, what are they going to do, quit? It's not like there are tons of jobs out there at the moment.

John McCain and the Tale of the Earmarks

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Senator McCain (or his staff) is on a Twitter campaign to convince us that he has our budget interests at heart and that the Democrats are going on a wild earmark spree.

There's More to Influence on Twitter Than Being Famous

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

Al Gore, it's not really kosher Twitter etiquette to have 160,000+ people on your list and then only be interested in what two of them are tweeting.

Suleman Octuplets Are a Good Reason to Look at Fertility Regulation

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Bamberger

If there are scores of laws that regulate the adoption process, why is it any less important that there be some regulations when it comes to having eight embryos implanted at one time?

Goodyear, You Can Spare $360K for Lilly Ledbetter?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Even though Lilly Ledbetter 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 Goodyear Rubber & Tire for.

Was Caroline Kennedy Ever the Real Candidate?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Was Caroline nothing more than cover for New York Governor David Paterson's efforts to court and vet the candidate who would most benefit him?

Today We Can Breathe

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

My little time out for yoga recently made me wonder if it isn't time for the candidates and all of us Democrats to find our center and focus on the thing that matters most -- US!