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Claire Conner returns to MOMochat to talk about the alarming inroads the radical right has made into the Republican party, Congress and statehouses around the country. Claire is the author of Wrapped in the Flag, a memoir of growing up in a family of John Birch Society leaders. "The John Birch Society ...
The war in Gaza is a tragedy. Are American right-wingers somehow involved? There is some evidence it's true, as MOMocrat Karoli reports at Crooks and Liars.com. She and Donna Schwartz Mills examine what could be a pattern of collusion with conservative supporters of Israel, including a fabricated transcript ...
Yesterday's ruling on Obamacare subsidies by a three-judge panel on the DC Court of Appeals was just a hiccup. That ruling was followed by a contradictory one, from the 4th Circuit Court that upholds subsidizing Federal exchange premiums. All of this judicial wrangling is illustrative of what happens ...
The news cycle has been dominated by the story the humanitarian crisis of immigrant children caught at our border, and public reaction has been something of a Rohrshach test: Do we rally to turn them away as the Mayor of Murrietta, CA did a couple of weeks ago? Or do we first offer shelter and aid to ...
RH Reality Check's legal expert Jessica Pieklo joins the MOMocrats to parse the Hobby Lobby decision and the rest of this year's session of the Supreme Court. Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills host this weekly political discussion from the progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.
RH Reality Check's legal expert Jessica Pieklo joins the MOMocrats to parse the Hobby Lobby decision and the rest of this year's session of the Supreme Court. Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills host this weekly political discussion from the progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.
Last night's Republican runoff election between Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel has kept the political pundits busy -- and surprised, as Cochran squeezed out a victory, thanks to appeals to African-American Democrats and a well-run Get Out the Vote effort from ...
From February 2014: 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 ...
In a week that saw more outbreaks of domestic terrorism, school shootings, continued faux outrage at the Bergdahl release -- a ray of political good cheer: Eric Cantor lost his primary bid for re-election. MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills are no fans of David Brat, the Tea Party free-market ...
All around the country, in low-voter turnout elections everywhere, people are deciding who'll advance to mid-term elections in November. So did nice sane Democrats show up, or did we miss the boat again? And did Republicans show up with robotic regularity? We look at some local races from around the ...
How many times can we say "never again" before it's true? And how do we end the cycle of violence when it is wrapped so tightly around misogyny and race? How do we keep guns out of killers hands? And how do we address this country's inadequacy of mental health care? MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli, Anoosh ...
Special discussion with United Opt Out's co-leaders, Peggy Robertson and Morna McDermott. Why is the impulse to opt chidlren out of standardized tests sweeping the nation at the moment? Because it's spring testing season. Some states have been burdened with giving the old standardized test and the new ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Tip O'Neill famously said, "All politics is local." And the great man was right - because that school board member you elect today can be the Senator representing you tomorrow. Unfortunately, Democrats have a bad habit of focusing just on the big, national races and skipping their local elections. The ...
This week's stunning Supreme Court decision on prayer before public meetings is a blow to religious diversity, bringing us one step closer to declaring Christianity the nation's official religion - exactly the opposite of what the Founders intended. RH Reality Check legal expert Jessica Pieklo talks ...
Yesterday's stunning NBA sanction against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling occurred in record time after the recording of his racist rant went viral, once again proving the power of social media and the Internet. That was the impetus behind another meme that made the news this week, courtesy of the ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
Yesterday, "Wise Latina" Sonia Sotomayor showed the Supreme Court and the nation why diversity matters. How long will it take for the Supremes to actually reflect the demographics of the United States? MOMocrats Karoli, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills also talk about the progress of progressive women ...
Special discussion with United Opt Out's co-leaders, Peggy Robertson and Morna McDermott. Why is the impulse to opt chidlren out of standardized tests sweeping the nation at the moment? Because it's spring testing season. Some states have been burdened with giving the old standardized test and the new ...
The Agents of Zeitgeist are passionate about TV and they share that passion this week. Hosted by TV bloggers Anne Louise Bannon and Elise Crane Derby, and Donna Schwartz Mills.
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