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The positive side of presidential politics

Welcome to Red Mom Blue Mom, ParentDish's special coverage of the 2008 Presidential election. Each Tuesday through November 4, columnists Rachel Campos-Duffy (Red Mom) and Ada Calhoun (Blue Mom) will take on issues relevant to parents on both sid...

Will obesity in a pregnant woman sway her kid's vote?

I gotta tell ya, after reading this article, it's doubtful. Possible, sure--anything is--but doubtful. I love Olivia Judson, the biologist and oft-contributor to the New York Times. She brings out the science nerd buried not so far within me. Her ...

Political onesies all the rage

If you can't get political enough this season, then perhaps you can share even more of your opinions via your baby's tummy. That's right, world, just when we thought we'd said "ENOUGH!" to all the witty slogan T-shirts out there (no longer midriff-b...

Taking kids to the polls

Last night, Rachel and I took the kids to go vote. When we walked in to the polling place, a neighbors's garage, the first thing the poll worker did was to hand Jared and Sara each a demonstration ballot. She showed the kids how to mark their choice ...

Rudy Giuliani to voters: "leave my family alone"

Rudy Giuliani wants voters to judge him based on his performance, not on what his family thinks about him. When asked how he could "expect the loyal following of Americans when you are not getting it within your own family, " the Republican president...

Devoted Republicans name baby "Georgebush"

Some people really love George W. Bush. Like Doris and Daniel Neeway, for instance. When it came time to name their baby, they wanted to choose something in honor of their president. But I suppose George, Bush, or even Dubya, felt too traditional, b...

Happy penguins, or liberal political animals?

Leave it the Guardian, UK, to examine the political subversiveness (or lack thereof) of children's cartoons. In the wake of comments by Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto that Happy Feet, the penguin dancing movie, is full of "far-left" liberal propaganda, ...

Making babies: liberals versus conservatives

I've been trying to figure out how to write about this for a while now. You see, I'm so far left that I'm up to my neck in the Pacific Ocean. So this worries me immensely. According to this article, conservatives are pumping out future voters in far ...

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