• 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.

  • 01:01

    Political Horror Stories: The New Term at the Supreme Court

    in Politics Progressive

    The MOMocrats' first podcast of October coincides with the opening of the 2014 term of the Supreme Court, which lately has been the source of horror stories like Citizens United and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act. RH Reality Check legal analyst Jessica Pieklo joins Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills for a preview of what might get on the SCOTUS calendar and what we might expect this year. Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:52

    Quagmire America Radio: The Randy Hahn #StopRush Saga 2014

    in Politics Conservative

    Please join host Jason Wade Taylor/Randy Hahn  LIVE @ 10:00pm EST for three hours of hard hitting honest Conservative radio. 


    Over two years ago I (JWT aka Randy Hahn) infiltrated a radical group of progressives, posing as a liberal to gain information on the on goings in the social media progressive movement. Little did I know at the time that I would be front and center of the #StopRush movement that was brought on by Rush Limbaugh’s comments on Sandra Fluke.


    Please tune in to hear the truth about what really happened, who all the players were in #StopRush, many of these liberals that were involved in putting together this radical progressive movement have their very own network shows today. One of the key players in the very beginning of #StopRush was none other than MSNBC’s very own Krystal Ball, a stigma she has done her best to run away from. Yet, another key player missing from yesterday’s article Gila Jones. Who is currently running for CUSD Trustee Area 6  highest performing large district in California. 


    Call In Number To Speak with The Host 347-989-1665


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  • 01:00

    Trouble in the Secret Service: How Long Will Our Luck Last?

    in Politics Progressive

    Disturbing revelations about the Secret Service, after last week's incident with a White House intruder: The right wing is quick to blame the President himself for the agency's disarray - but really, how much of the problem can be traced to understaffing and underfunding the people charged with keeping our President safe? Also: MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills look at the 2014 midterm electoral map, California's flurry of new progressive legislation and looking ahead to 2016. Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:04

    K12NN & MOMocrats present Back to School: Banned Book Week!

    in Politics Progressive

    Cynematic of K-12 News Network and Karoli of Crooks and Liars discuss current events.


    In recognition of Banned Book Week and student walkouts over attempts to "conservatize" AP American History curriculum, community outrage over a Christian Biblical slant to Texas schoolbooks, and parental pushback to book banning at schools, we welcome as our guest Pat Scales, a retired middle school and high school librarian whose programs have been featured on the Today Show and in various professional journals. She is a champion of free speech and intellectual freedom rights at schools and libraries everywhere. She received the ALA/Grolier Award in 1997, and has served as chair of the prestigious Newberry, Caldecott, and Wilder Award committees. She is a past president of the Association of Library Service for Children, a division of the American Library Association. Scales has been actively involved with ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee for a number of years, is a member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, serves on the Council of Advisers of the National Coalition Against Censorship, and acts as a spokesperson for First Amendment issues as they relate to children and young adults. She write a bimonthly column for School Library Journal, a monthly column for the Random House website, and is a regular contributor to Book Links magazine. She is the author of Teaching Banned Books: Twelve Guides for Young Readers and Protecting Intellectual Freedom in Your Library, and her latest book is Books under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children's Books, available at the American Library Association website: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11135


    Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:00

    #WhyIStayed: Ray Rice, the NFL and Domestic Violence

    in Politics Progressive

    Twitter lit up this week with dual hashtags, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft, after the release of that Ray Rice video began a national conversation on domestic violence. MOMocrats Cynematic, Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills weigh in on the discussion. Also: the NY primary, ISIS, the "new" Meet the Press, and more political talk from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

  • 01:01

    The "Fringe" Is Now the Center

    in Politics Progressive

    Claire Conner returns to MOMochat in this repeat from earlier this summer 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 does influence many right wingers," says Claire. 


    Claire says that a helpful Birch Society research assistant provided her with background materials for her book. "She told me that the Society has had the largest growth in its history since Barack Obama's campaign."


    MOMocrats Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills host the political discussion from the progressive point of view. Produced by Engender Media Group.




    Read more: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/momocrats/2014/08/06/extremism-gone-mainstream#ixzz3AxF3w7Jf

  • 01:00

    Ferguson: We Can't Believe We Still Have to Protest This S**T

    in Politics Progressive

    There have been a rash of images that have gone viral in the wake of Ferguson, but the one that struck home to the MOMocrats depicted Florida student Frances Francois holding up a sign reading: "I Can't Believe I STILL Have to Protest This S**T!!"  Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, we can't believe it, either. Michael Brown's killing by a Ferguson cop is not an isolated case -- unarmed people of color are killed by police in communities all over the country, the militarization of local forces is an ongoing and disturbing trend. MOMocrats Karoli and Donna Schwartz Mills talk about the ongoing protests.


    In the second half, Donna interviews California Assembly candidate Elizabeth Echols, the first of the MOMocrats series highlighting the campaigns of 2014 progressive women candidates.


    Political discussion from the progressive point of view by the MOMocrats. Produced by Engender Media Group.

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