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Political Mothers: You're the Key to the White House

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 01.01.2013 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Don't call us soccer moms or mama grizzlies. Leave your Walmart mom label and your waitress mom put-downs at the door. You've got a couple of days to get it right, because there are plenty of moms left to persuade -- if you know how to reach them.

A New Take on Mother's Day

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.12.2012 | Parents
Marcia G. Yerman

Whenever mothers allow themselves to be touched by the plight of other mothers' children, their perspective expands. From Liberia to Ireland to the Middle East, mothers have come together to bridge the chasm of differences.

Sarah Palin: Hilary Rosen Comments 'Have Awakened Many Mama Grizzlies'

Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

Mama grizzlies are back, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said Thursday, and all it took was a non-stop news cycle of suggestions that they might be...

Michele Bachmann: Upping the Political Motherhood Paradigm

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Will Michele Bachmann become the GOP candidate? Not so long ago, I would have said no, but as none of the Republican men-folk seem to be sparking any Barack Obama-like devotion, she may stand a chance.

Why "Facebook Moms" Will Become the Soccer Moms of 2012

Marc Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Middleton

Why will 2012 be the year of the Facebook Mom? Because there are lots of them and they know how to leverage social media in ways Soccer Moms and NASCAR Dads didn't.

Sarah Palin Moratorium? I'm Not With Dana Milbank on This One

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Bamberger

No Sarah Palin news for a whole month.? Ahhhh. Sounds sort of heavenly, doesn't it? But why stop with her?

Even Our Parenting Is Shifting Right

Sally Kohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Kohn

Hanging ornaments on her grandparents' Christmas tree, my two-year-old beamed with pride for having hooked a snowman on a branch all by herself. A ...

Assessing Palin's Parenting Skills

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

If Sarah Palin has a hard time communicating with her own daughters, how is she going to do with Congress or other world leaders who come to visit the White House? Will she ignore them too?

Palin Geography 101

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

Clearly Sarah Palin needs to brush up on geopolitics. I might suggest some simple mnemonics.

On the World Stage, U.S. Falls Flat on Women's Equality

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

The Senate's failure on Paycheck Fairness appears to be entirely consistent with our global outlook. U.S. hypocrisy is exposed when addressing the most blatant human rights crises on a global scale.

Sarah Palin's Alaska: Agenda Pushing Sad Reality

Valerie Frankel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Valerie Frankel

This is supposed to be a travel/celeb show, but it came off like an agenda-pushing political ad for the Tea Party.

Who Gets to Call Herself a Feminist Matters More Than We Might Think

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

Within the past few days, young and famous feminist Jessica Valenti defended her decision not to take part in a panel based on More magazine's rec...

Republican Shift Only Part of Story With Women Voters

Bryce Covert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryce Covert

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. There was a lot of pre-election worry that women would stay home on November 2nd, along with polls suggesting that wo...

Five Things Politicians Shouldn't Forget About Women Voters on Election Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The story that gets filtered through to the media is that moms are worried only about those kitchen-table issues. If they looked a little more closely, they'd find that moms can multitask about families and politics.

Women's Enthusiasm Rebounds, But They're Still Not Voting for the Grizzlies

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Recent polling shows women not voting for the so-called "Mama Grizzlies," and other Republican women candidates are no more likely to benefit from a g...

What Happened to the "Mama Grizzlies"?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

One of the early narratives written during this midterm election cycle highlighted Sarah Palin's "mama grizzlies" and the power and potential of some ...

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Care-Less?

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Birute Regine

What do tea baggers, big banks, and the followers of Westboro Baptist Church have in common? A stunted view of morality. The Tea party waves the flag...

True Patriot: Mama Grizzly or Barbara Jordan?

Ann Daly, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Daly, PhD

So I'm waiting for my husband to show up at the Austin Airport, and I'm sticking near the Barbara Jordon statue. And then it hits me. That statue of former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan is the answer to my mama grizzly problem.

The Incredible Shrinking Women

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

If you happen to mention the name Hillary Clinton to my grandmother, she'll pause, lock her jaw and declare, "That woman...ambitious." That's all she ...

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.

The New Political "Mean Girls"

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

I feel bad for the politically-conservative women of the Tea Party who haven't gotten past the high school behavior most of us hated. It takes too much energy to keep that whole "mean girl" shtick going in the real world.

Those Palin Babes

Tracy Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tracy Shaffer

The self-professed "Mama Grizzly" isn't showing me the fight for her cubs, nor has she set much of an example of motherly presence for Bristol.

Mama Grizzlies for Health Reform (Heck yah, we're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids)

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

There's been a lot of media coverage lately about the rise of high profile political moms in the Tea Party movement. But what's been less reported is that moms are rising up across the political spectrum. We're all Mama Grizzlies for our kids.

Sarah Palin, My Sarah Palin?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

We need a Democratic woman who somehow finds a way to resonate with people in the way that Palin does, and in the way that Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did for their respective fans.

Palin-Murkowski

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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