On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch
Feb01

On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch

Last night, Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch, his nominee for the Supreme Court in prime time, with all the flair of a reality show impresario. And this time, as Dahlia Lithwick notes – it wasn’t a mere distraction: The atrocity you witnessed Tuesday night—the president of the United States setting it up to appear as though he was summoning in two esteemed jurists for a Bachelor-style rose ceremony in prime time—isn’t...

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Trayvon Will Not Be Forgotten
Jul15

Trayvon Will Not Be Forgotten

I am heartsick over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. Perhaps that is proof that despite my advanced age, I am still idealistic enough to believe that our political systems can still work, that with enough work and will, we can actually realize a country that values liberty and justice for all. We still have a long way to go. I do take heart in a couple of things: My husband — who has trouble understanding how he’s...

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Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out
Mar12

Lean In, Chin Up and Tune Out

MOMocrats is proud to be a part of the Lean In blog carnival at MomsRising.org, which will be featured on tomorrow’s MOMocrats MOMochat podcast. I’ve been thinking a lot about women and our place in society the last couple of weeks. This is appropriate, as it is Women’s History Month and was kicked off at PBS with “Makers,” a three-hour documentary on the “second-wave” women’s movement.I sat down to watch it last weekend and was...

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Jeb Bush Can Lead Himself Back to Retirement
Mar08

Jeb Bush Can Lead Himself Back to Retirement

Jeb Bush has published a new book on Immigration. If you’ve heard about it at all, it’s probably from stories that say he flip-flopped on his position, or speculation that the book indicates he’s running for President in 2016. (Another President Bush? Heaven help us.) Bush has been making the usual book tour rounds to the usual suspects. I confess that I only half-listened to his full interview on NPR’s Morning...

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A Primer on Cybersecurity: This Week’s MOMochat
Mar05

A Primer on Cybersecurity: This Week’s MOMochat

News and social media corporations were rocked last month by the discovery of intensive hacking by a unit of the Chinese Army. This week, The Nation reports that a similar hacking campaign is being employed against progressive organizations by US-based hackers. Our guest on our MOMOchat podcast this week is MOMocrat and cybersecurity expert Sarah Granger. She says that news like this does not surprise her. “We’ve been...

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