#445 : The Future of Politics.

The Future of Politics. Republicans in a battle with a new America, and what that means for progressive Democrats. Plus, is President Trump fit to serve? Bill Press takes it on.

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An extended conversation with Stanley Greenberg on his new book RIP GOP: How the New America Is Dooming the Republicans. Plus, Bill Press talks with mental health experts about why they fear the President is a danger to the nation.


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Stanley Greenberg

Progressive democrats are not only fighting to get Donald Trump out of the White House,  but for a new alignment of politics in America that will realize a progressive agenda on everything from jobs and immigration to health care and the climate. Pollster and author Stanley Greenberg says the nation is ready to respond, and Republicans are set up for a shattering defeat.

Jerrold Post and Bandy Lee

Bill Press on Donald Trump’s  state of mind and why mental health experts are taking an unusual public stand to warn the public.

Jim Hightower

Look who’s joining the struggle against corporate plutocracy

#444 : Reframing white identity.

Reframing white identity. Reforming elections. Plus Bill Press on the politics of how we talk about Israel.

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Richard D. Kahlenberg on the limits of white identity politics. Joshua A. Douglas on the growing movement for voting rights reform.  Plus Bill Press with a progressive perspective on US-Israeli relations. 


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Richard Kahlenberg

Richard Kahlenberg is a scholar who has written extensively on the interplay of race and class in education.  He has been called “the intellectual father of the economic integration movement” in schooling. In a recent book review, he takes on the  issue of “white identity”, its influence on American politics, and the need for a national identity and politics that bridge racial divides.

Joshua A. Douglas

Amid dire news about our broken electoral system and efforts to suppress American voters, a new book from Joshua A. Douglas offers an optimistic view drawn from the stories of people across the nation fighting for free and fair elections.

Bill Press

Bill Press on why criticism of Israel is not anti-semitism, and voting for Democrats is not disloyal. 

Jim Hightower

How to arm nature against corporate profiteers.

#443 : Taking a stand for workers.

Taking a stand for workers. How workers around the world are fighting for a living wage.  The labor campaign for health care justice. Plus Bill Press with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

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Author Annelise Orleck takes us inside the global uprising against poverty wages. The grassroots labor movement for Medicare-for-All.  Plus, Bill Press with former Trump aide turned critic Anthony Scaramucci.


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Annelise Orleck

Annelise Orleck is a longtime historian of labor movements. In this encore interview, she talks about her newest book and tracking the growing fight across the globe for workers rights and a living wage.

Mark Dudzic 

The Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care believes that health care is a fundamental human right for everyone. In this encore interview, Mark Dudzic says it’s up to unions to take the lead and fix our broken health care system.

Anthony Scaramucci

Bill Press asks former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci about why he is fighting to make sure the President doesn’t win a second term.

Jim Hightower

Should our natural resources have legal rights?

#442 : The populism we need now.

The populism we need now. Revisiting the fight against gerrymandering . Plus Bill Press on Donald Trump’s broken vision of immigration.

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David Daley on how to restore fairness and democracy to elections. John Judis and a progressive vision of populism and nationalism. Plus Bill Press on how to solve America’s immigration crisis.


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David Daley

The Supreme Court’s decision on partisan gerrymandering dealt a huge blow to the future of democratc elections in America.  David Daley is one of the nation’s leading experts on partisan gerrymandering. He says it’s not too late to fight back.

John Judis

Across the globe, nationalism and populism  are being co-opted by the right, and democracy is paying the price. Veteren journalist John Judis says it doesn’t have to be that way.  He says the left needs to embrace both ideas for the promise they hold for a progressive and inclusive politics.

Tom Jawetz

Bill Press gets to the truth about immigration with Tom Jawetz, Vice President for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress

Jim Hightower

Trump puts opponent of public lands in charge of public lands.