• 01:00

    Shots in the Dark

    in Politics Progressive

    "Is there a shot that will inoculate you against the stupid things politicians say?" wonder the MOMocrats, as Republicans like Chris Christie and Rand Paul raise hackles in their support of families who choose not to vaccinate -- eyebrow raising in the wake of a measles outbreak that has now infected some 100 individuals. Also: The House repeals Obamacare - yet again and more. MOMocrats Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss the vaxxer debates and other political news of the week, from a progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 00:59

    President Obama's Popularity Surge

    in Politics Progressive

    President Obama's approval ratings are higher than they've been in a couple of years -- and still rising, a trend MOMocrat Karoli credits to an unconstrained President who doesn't have to run any more campaigns (because he won both of them)... and an economy that has finally turned around to the point where more Americans do feel better off than they did in 2009. Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills also talk about the Clown Car Express, which stopped at a little gathering in Iowa this week and the Koch Brothers plan to spend nearly $1 billion on Republican candidates in 2016. Political discussion from the progressive POV, hosted by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group

  • 01:01

    The State of the Union Is Strong

    in Politics Progressive

    Last night, President Obama appeared to have a new sense of ease as he delivered his sixth State of the Union address. After all, as he noted, he's run his last campaign... and he won both of them. MOMocrats Karoli, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss the speech from the progressive POV: the President's agenda, and the Republican response. Will we get equal pay for women, a raise in the minimum wage, paid leave, subsidized childcare, new infrastructure projects or anything else proposed by the President? Not likely... but the Republican response made clear that this Congress will give us a lot of Koch Brothers pet issues and anti-abortion measures. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:00

    One Week Later: A Dangerous World

    in Politics Progressive

    The terrorist attack in Paris last week was a horrific reminder of how vulnerable we all are to atrocities committed by small bands of determined criminals. It's a shame that our lawmakers and pundits seize upon these events to create political atrocities of their own. MOMocats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss the mischief undertaken by Congress while we were distracted by the events in Paris, the manufactured outrage over the President's non-appearance at Sunday's unity rally. They also discuss the nature of satire and look ahead to election 2016. Political discussion from the progressive point of view, hosted by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:02

    A New Political Era Begins

    in Politics Progressive

    The 114th Congress was sworn in yesterday, with John Boehner surviving yet another Tea Party rebellion and Mitch McConnell taking over as new Senate Majority Leader. Since the abysmal Democratic showing in the 2014 midterms, President Obama has been acting like a man with nothing to lose; exercising Executive power as never before and is already talking about vetoing the measures the GOP says they want to tackle first: passing Keystone XL and "fixing" Obamacare. It's going to be an interesting couple of years. MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills talk about the new political reality from a progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:03

    Creating a Progressive Agenda for 2015

    in Politics Progressive

    Year-end shows are too easy - MOMocrats Karoli, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills would rather look ahead: What should progressives focus on in 2015? Especially given the difficulties of a new legislative landscape dominated by the GOP in both the House and Senate? Golden opportunity for progressives -- or are we in for more of the same frustrating gridlock we've experienced the last six years? Political discussion from the progressive point of view, hosted by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:01

    No Thanksgiving in Ferguson

    in Politics Progressive

    The grand jury decision in Ferguson was released on Monday night and it was a depressing end to a depressing month for political progressives. MOMocrats Karoli, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills talk about Ferguson and what it says about the continuation of insitutional racism in America. Also: President Obama's executive order on immigration and the health of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a.k.a., Notorious RBG). Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:01

    The Lame Duck Congress

    in Politics Progressive

    A lame duck Congress went back to work today, which makes us wonder: Can it be any lamer than it's been the last four years? MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills are not encouraged by reports that Harry Reid will not pursue confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, leaving it to the next session when Mitch McConnell will be the leader. Judging from McConnell's record since vowing to just say no to everything the President proposes, we don't think this will go well. Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 00:58

    Midterms 2014: The Morning After

    in Politics Progressive

    We knew the odds were against Democrats in yesterday's midterm election, and even if we hadn't known, the breathless horserace reporting of the mainstream media made sure of it. It pains us to acknowledge that the pollsters' "likely voters" predictions came true -- we allowed the Republicans to win by not casting votes of our own. Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills conduct the post-mortem and look at the few bright spots in yesterday's results. Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:01

    Elections, Ebola and Difficult Choices

    in Politics Progressive

    California's "top two" primary system has left many voters with a Hobson's Choice between two candidates of the same party. Queen of Spain Blog's Erin Kotecki Vest joins MOMocrats Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills to talk about the dilemma of choosing between a conservative Republican and an extremely conservative Republican. The women also talked about the mandatory quarantine of healthcare professionals returning from humanitarian work fighting Ebola in West Africa and the ongoing media narrative that Democrats will not turn out for this election. Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 00:58

    Ebola Politics: The Media Isn't Helping

    in Politics Progressive

    We all agree: Ebola is scary, and the news that two healthcare workers in Dallas have contracted the disease is very disturbing.


    But the media coverage is not helping the situation. Fear sells papers and gets people to watch the news -- but reporting every rumor as if it is an inevitable disaster is not giving the public the information they need to understand the situation. Neither is politicization of it by GOP candidates who clamor for closing the borders (which would not help) or appointing a "czar" (hey, Sen. McCain, you mean like a surgeon general?) -- or accusing the President of trying to make the US like Africa. How about looking at how austerity has slashed the budgets of the agencies we entrust to ensure public health? 


    MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills review the latest news on Ebola and election politics from a progressive POV, also touching on the races in Kentucky and Texas. Produced by Engender Media Group.

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