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Joanne Bamberger is an author, strategist and attorney who is the author of Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America. She writes the popular blog PunditMom, and contributes political commentary at Huffington Post, POLITICO Arena, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and more. She is the founder and publisher of the site, The Broad Side, a magazine of women's opinion commentary.

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America’s Anger Problem is Hurting Our Kids

Just a few weeks ago, a 16-year-old California boy started shooting other children at his school. No one was killed, fortunately, but the shooter later said he was targeting the kids who bullied him. The bullying aspect of this story really caught my attention. As I  was talking to a friend about it, she remarked, MORE »

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Will Global Girls’ Issues Still Be a Priority without Hillary Clinton?

Hillary Clinton was a champion for women and children around the world in a way no other Secretary of State before her. She ensured that American money, attention and political gravitas were used to address a spectrum of issues and programs to better the lives of women and girls around the globe, like The Equal MORE »

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Sticks and Stones: How to Deal with 21st Century Bullying

Here is my understatement of the week — it can be treacherous navigating waters of middle school, what with the bullying, drama and various cyber-issues to contend with today. I remember all too well what life was like as a seventh-grade girl, and all the potential pitfalls that went with that. But there was no MORE »

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Malala’s Mission to Educate the Girls of the World

I have been wondering for a while how Malala Yousafzai’s recovery was really going. We’ve seen the images, especially the ones taken for TIME Magazine in their Person of the Year issue, that suggest she’s doing well, even though she’s undergone many surgeries. But I also know what a point blank shot to the head MORE »

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Noah Pozner’s Mom Wants to Be Honest About Her Son’s Wounds

When I tried to explain to my seventh-grade daughter the details of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, I quickly realized by the semi-engaged look on her face that she knew a tragedy had occurred, but that she didn’t have any context for processing the information. I told her that children were shot and killed MORE »

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Can the New American Girl Doll Turn Your Daughter Into an Activist?

This year’s new American Girl doll is an activist! According to the announcement that Saige, a girl from New Mexico, is the 2013 girl of the year: “When budget cuts take away art class at school and a horse she loves might be sold, Saige draws on her talents, mobilizes others, and takes action to MORE »

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Christina Green’s Mom Calls for Stricter Gun Laws

Two years ago, Roxanna Green’s nine-year-old daughter Christina was killed in the shooting that wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a voter town hall event in Tucson. Now, on the second anniversary of that horrific crime, and in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Roxanna Green is calling for action and asking a MORE »

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More Political Women, Please!

  I know the new Congress has just been sworn in and Barack Obama hasn’t yet taken his second oath of office as President, but you know as well as I do that in our world of perpetual campaigning that pundits are already turning their attention to what the 2014 and 2016 elections will bring. MORE »

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5 Lessons for My Tween from Anne Hathaway

  By now, you may have seen Matt Lauer’s interview with Anne Hathaway on the Today Show where, instead of focusing on  her upcoming movie Les Miserables, he decided it was better to mock her about a recent “wardrobe malfunction.” Why do I care about this episode? It’s not because I think Hathaway needs my MORE »

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I Can’t Tell Our Daughter She is Safe

Reassure your children that they are safe and that there is little probability of this happening to them. That’s the basic advice many parents received from their children’s schools  in the aftermath of the massacre at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school last week. I heard that advice repeated on various cable news shows all weekend, MORE »

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