Celebrating the Death of the Health Insurance Industry Status Quo
Nov05

Celebrating the Death of the Health Insurance Industry Status Quo

I’m making myself crazy – I’ve been following the daily media coverage of the Affordable Care Act and I just can’t stop.  It’s like a bad accident.  I shouldn’t look, because it’s awful and messy and gruesome and I really do just want to drive by and get out of the way, but then at the last minute I look over and I get freaked out. As a lay expert on the new healthcare law, I understand that...

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Our MOMocrat Makeover
Oct13

Our MOMocrat Makeover

The news out of Washington has been apocalyptic and scary. And we’re not just talking about the latest rants from Michele Bachmann. Let’s face it: When times are bad, NOTHING lifts your spirits like a little pampering: a haircut, a manicure, or something new to wear. So in the spirit of trying to deal with a political reality that has become batshit crazy, we feel it was the perfect time to give the MOMocrats site a little...

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Let’s Show Our Teachers Some REAL Appreciation – EVERY Week
May08

Let’s Show Our Teachers Some REAL Appreciation – EVERY Week

This week’s MOMocrats MOMochat guest is NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen.

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Pursuit of Happiness Hour, Cinco de Mayo Edition: Margaritas For the Court
May04

Pursuit of Happiness Hour, Cinco de Mayo Edition: Margaritas For the Court

If you’re a political junkie (and we’re betting that visitors to this site share that trait with us), 2012 will either be the ultimate thrill ride (if the Democrats do well) or a tragedy (if the GOP takes back the Senate and/or the Presidency). That’s why we don’t feel we need an excuse to enjoy a Pursuit of Happiness Hour cocktail, even when the calendar gives us such lovely ones like Cinco de Mayo. And...

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ALEC: Anti-Family, Anti-Mom – Supported by Procter & Gamble
Apr17

ALEC: Anti-Family, Anti-Mom – Supported by Procter & Gamble

I KNEW that civil rights, once won, could not be revoked. I KNEW that the reason the United States was the Land of Opportunity was because we were guaranteed a terrific, free public education and affordable access to higher learning at first-class public universities. I was wrong. Behind the scenes, shadowy groups of wealthy and powerful people with a sinister agenda were busy undermining everything that made it possible for a large middle class to enjoy a comfortable existence. One such group is ALEC.

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