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.

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Really, Gretchen? Good News on the Deficit
Feb12

Really, Gretchen? Good News on the Deficit

The emails from BankruptingAmerica/Public Notice are coming in more frequently; a sign that the 2013 Battle of the Budget has started in earnest — and that Gretchen Hamel’s Koch-funded puppetmasters are worried that the public isn’t buying their bullshit about how the answer to our nation’s economic woes is to set off a big, stinking austerity bomb. I’ve heard from them twice this week, thanks to leaked...

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40 Years of Roe v. Wade: Under Attack Despite Popular Support
Jan22

40 Years of Roe v. Wade: Under Attack Despite Popular Support

Today is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion a legal medical procedure in the United States.  Polls indicate that a majority of Americans support keeping abortion legal in all cases. “The issue of whether or not a woman has a fundamental right to be able to control her body and to be able to make informed decisions about her healthcare is something that is not controversial, but unfortunately it remains...

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After the Debate: Evaluation and Adjustment
Oct04

After the Debate: Evaluation and Adjustment

President Obama and Governor Romney faced off last night for their first debate, and the reviews — for the President’s supporters — have not been pretty. I don’t need to repeat them here; I know that our readers were watching and tweeting along too, and noticed the way Romney steamrolled over moderator Jim Lehrer while delivering his “zingers” that played very loosely with the facts. Campaign...

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How I Learned to Swallow My Fear and Phone Bank for Obama
Sep07

How I Learned to Swallow My Fear and Phone Bank for Obama

“I cannot believe you are spending a Sunday afternoon bothering people on the phone,” my husband huffed, as I readied myself for an afternoon of phone banking for the President’s re-election campaign. I could not believe it either. I’m not crazy about talking on the telephone, even with family and friends. That did not stop me from taking call-out research jobs when I was a college student, many (many!) years...

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