Why do we need a billionaire’s tax?

Why do we need a billionaire’s tax?

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Frank Clemente is Executive Director at Americans For Tax Fairness.



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Frank Clemente

A Billionaire’s Tax could fund many policy objectives, including universal preschool, paid family leave, expanded Medicare services, making increased child tax credits permanent, and new policies to address climate change. 

Jim Hightower

Alert: Kartoonus Americanus Is Going Extinct!

Right before our eyes, an invaluable American species is fast disappearing from view. Kar-toon-us A-mer-i-kan-as.

These are the newspaper cartoonists who’ve long delighted readers and infuriated power elites. And there’s nothing natural about their sudden decline – it’s not the result of a declining talent pool, and certainly not due to a lack of political targets. Rather, what’s happening is that their media habitat is being intentionally destroyed.

Michael Steele

A Deep Rot Inside the GOP Leadership.

Michael Steele was the Republican Lt. Governor of Maryland and the Chairman of The Republican National Committee from 2009 to 2011. He is an MSNBC commentator and an advisor to the never-Trump Lincoln Project. He’s not even sure “saving” the Republican Party is a good idea.

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Why it matters to have a Native American cabinet secretary.

Why it matters to have a Native American cabinet secretary. The recurring crises of American democracy and why this time it’s different.

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Julian Brave NoiseCat on the significance of Representative Deb Haaland’s nomination as Secretary of the Interior. Suzanne Mettler on the unprecedented danger threatening our democracy. Plus, Bill Press talks with two Politico Reporters who have been covering the Biden transition.



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Julian Brave NoiseCat

President Biden has nominated Congresswoman Deb Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior. If confirmed, she will become the first Native American cabinet secretary. Julian Brave NoiseCat says it’s a rare opportunity for the Biden Administration to restore trust with Native people and prioritize their concerns.

Suzanne Mettler

In her newest book, co written with Robert C. Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler explores four threats that weaken democracy. And what is alarming about this American moment is that never before have they come together at the same time.

Bill Press

Bill Press with two Politico reporters who have cover the Biden transition. What should we expect from the President’s first 100 days? If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

The Plasticization of Planet Earth


A powerful history of workers’ strikes in America.

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How unions will shape the future of democracy. 



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Eric Loomis

Historian Eric Loomis says if we truly want to understand the history of labor movements in the United States, look to the moments when workers went on strike. Loomis reminds us of the powerful change that can happen when workers are willing to fight.

Jim Hightower

Corporate Sponsors Win Olympic Gold in “Downhill Ethical Backflip”

In this year’s Beijing Olympics, the top team performance has been Corporate America’s breathtaking “Double-twist Ethical Backflip.”

This group of corporate giants loudly tout their code of ethics, pledging to stand against repressive regimes that abuse human rights. But here came the Olympics, posing a direct test… and they flopped!

Sarah Longwell

Defending Democracy with Republican Sarah Longwell

Sarah Longwell is a veteran Republican Political Strategist who is at the center of key never-Trump organizations. She heads Defending Democracy Together, The Republican Accountability Project, and is Publisher of The Bulwark. And is very outspoken about the GOP today.

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Confronting the threat of right-wing extremism.

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Alexandra Minna Stern on the changing face of America’s far right. Michael Koncewicz on why Trump’s impeachment was a different kind of challenge for Republicans than Nixon’s. Plus Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone tells Bill Press why He is speaking out against political violence and those who foment it.


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Alexandra Minna Stern

Alexandra Minna Stern’s research takes her deep into the dark matter of America’s far right. She says it’s a movement in transition, and an ever growing threat to our democracy.

Michael Koncewicz

Michael Koncewicz’s most recent book on Republicans who defied Richard Nixon carries new relevance to the present day with Trump’s impeachment. Koncewicz says what makes today different is a greater fear among Republicans that challenging this President will be at their political expense.

Jim Hightower

How Money is Suffocating American Democracy

America exists today as a bizarre anomaly – we profess to be an electoral democracy, yet we are ruled by a governmental plutocracy.

One especially gross example of this incongruity is the overwhelming power of big money over the people’s will. By a wide margin, Americans of all political stripes want to ban the distorting force of huge, electoral campaign donations by favor-seeking corporations and ultra-rich elites.

Bill Press

One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul with Michael Fanone.

Before January 6th 2021, Metropolitan Police officer Michael Fanone was a self-described redneck who had voted for Donald Trump. On January 6th, he was dragged down the Capitol steps, beaten with a Blue Lives Matter flag, tased and tear-gassed. Rioters had threatened to shoot him, but he pleaded for his life telling them he had children. That day changed his life forever. Now retired from the DC Police, , Fanone has written Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul with John Shiffman. He is also speaking out against political violence and those who foment it.

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