Catching Up on Syria – Open Thread
Sep06

Catching Up on Syria – Open Thread

UPDATED 9/10 The President speaks to the American people tonight about Syria. We have a feeling he’s been busy revising his speech after a couple of fast moving developments. Viewers of any one of SIX different television news programs got a sneak peek of his speech yesterday, as he tried to sell the case to the American people.  In fact, he called the Russian plan to have Syrians hand over chemical arms for international...

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#MOW50: Talking About the March on Washington
Aug28

#MOW50: Talking About the March on Washington

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King had a dream — a vision that was celebrated today, once again, at the Lincoln Memorial. Sadly, while our society has made progress in the half century since civil rights leaders demanded jobs and equality, we are not there yet. We talked about this today on our MOMochat podcast, and curated lots of material from sources all over the Internet: Many of us were surprised this week to discover that...

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SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act
Jun25

SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act

Whoever said that news slows down in the summer did not anticipate a week like this one. Let’s begin with the Supreme Court, which issued a decision this morning that gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act. Those of you who remember your history lessons already know that this isn’t the first Court that has chipped away at rights established by Congress. We linked to a heartbreaking NPR report today on how Jim Crow laws came...

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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.)

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DNC – Day 2: Clinton and Warren SCORE
Sep06

DNC – Day 2: Clinton and Warren SCORE

The opening night of the Democratic National Convention got higher ratings than last week’s gathering of the Republicans in Tampa. Last night, the Democrats doubled down on their smackdown of the GOP-Romney-Ryan Path to Economic Destruction. Obama campaign aide Erica Sackin gave this message her “tweet of the day” award: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/AriMelber/statuses/243549418782089217″] Here...

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