Why I Don’t Want More Democratic Debates
Sep02

Why I Don’t Want More Democratic Debates

We talked about this on the MOMocrats podcast this morning, where Cynthia and Donna disagreed with my contention that adding more Democratic debates means feeding an already out-of-control media beast while offering Republicans an opportunity to clip out-of-context pieces for their deceptive ad campaigns. Donna and Cyn disagreed, saying that more debates is more opportunity to delve deeper into policy issues and vet candidates more...

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What Would Rand Paul’s America Look Like?
Feb25

What Would Rand Paul’s America Look Like?

As surprising as it may seem, Rand Paul is actually getting some traction with the left, mostly by bootstrapping onto the NSA surveillance stories and advocating for restoration of felons’ voting rights. But don’t be fooled — those are just cynical ploys to attract people uninformed about who Rand Paul is and how close he is in ideology to his father, John Birch Society devotee Ron Paul. Don’t miss...

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Ready, Set GO Obamacare!
Sep06

Ready, Set GO Obamacare!

The question of US action in Syria is at the top of the headlines — but while pundits and politicians debate, the Department of Health and Human Services is busy gearing up for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” The Health Insurance Marketplace — aka “the Exchanges” — will open on October 1 (less than one month!), allowing ordinary Americans to shop...

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What’s Happening in North Carolina?
Aug07

What’s Happening in North Carolina?

Cynematic and Donna welcomed North Carolina education advocate and blogger Ilina Ewen to this morning’s podcast to talk about the state’s descent into GOP madness — and Moral Mondays, the progressive communities efforts to fight back. “We have sort of been following in Wisconsin’s footsteps here in North Carolina,” Ilina told us. “We have had every Monday on the lawn of our legislative building...

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Dispatch From the War on Women: Today on MOMochat
Jul31

Dispatch From the War on Women: Today on MOMochat

Dr. Sophia Yen of the Silver Ribbon Campaign/Trust Women is the MOMocrats’ guest this week with news of Obamacare, emergency contraception and the rise of 20-week abortion bans in states like Texas. Also discussed were the report by David Corn of Mother Jones on Groundswell, the behind-the-scenes conservative push to fight a 30-front war against progressive principles. Karoli has also been scrutinizing the “shadow...

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