The Day in News: Donald Trump is PISSED
Apr09

The Day in News: Donald Trump is PISSED

The day began with news of the latest horrific turn in Syria’s civil war and speculation over whether the United States would enter the fray bombing. But the bombshell that dominated at the end of the day was the FBI’s raid of Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room. The Washington Post speculates that Cohen is being investigated for illegal campaign donations (relating to the Stormy Daniels payout) and...

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Podcast: Terrorists, Facebook’s Data Breach, & Chaos: Another Week Under Trump
Mar22

Podcast: Terrorists, Facebook’s Data Breach, & Chaos: Another Week Under Trump

Every week before we begin our podcast, we come up with a list of topics we want to cover. And the news hits us so fast that we keep forgetting things that were huge just a few days ago. So we began this week’s podcast with the Facebook data breach on tens of millions of Americans utilized by Cambridge Analytica. But so much more has been happening Yesterday, a serial bomber that had been terrorizing Austin detonated himself to...

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This Week’s Podcast: The Grownups Are Fleeing the White House
Mar08

This Week’s Podcast: The Grownups Are Fleeing the White House

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says lots of laughable things in her daily press briefings, but yesterday took the cake, as she proclaimed that “This is an intense place, as is every White House, and it’s not abnormal that you would have people come and go.” This was after being questioned about the unprecedented rate of personnel turnover for an administration that’s only been in power for 14 months. But the loss of Gary...

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This week’s MOMochat Podcast Looks at Where We Are After Parkland
Mar01

This week’s MOMochat Podcast Looks at Where We Are After Parkland

There’s been a ton of news this week at an even more dizzying pace than usual. We’re going to discuss as much as we can fit into a one hour podcast, but felt it important to talk about how very different the gun debate feels after Parkland, thanks to the remarkable student leaders from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. And while we are proud to be part of this groundswell, we would be remiss if we did not contrast that with...

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Election Security a High Priority — Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines
Feb22

Election Security a High Priority — Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines

A ProPublica analysis of voting machines found that over two-thirds of counties in America used machines for the 2016 election that are over a decade old. In most jurisdictions, the same equipment will be used in the 2018 election.

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How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws
Feb21

How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

The continuing debate about guns: Saying ‘nothing will change’ has empowered the NRA and ignores its declining punch.

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