This Week

Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman on Russian spying, an encore presentation of David Cay Johnston’s probe of Trump’s taxes, and Bill Press interviews Congressman Don Beyer.

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Melvin Goodman spent 42 years in the U.S. intelligence community and says there is no doubt about Russian interference in the election. David Cay Johnston just got hold of two pages of Trump’s taxes, but in a special encore presentation of his appearance here last fall, he reviews 30 years of the president’s fishy finances. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Don Beyer about the congressional agenda and Virginia politics.

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Melvin Goodman

Former intelligence analyst and Russia expert Melvin Goodman says Trump eventually will have to realize that Vladimir Putin is no friend of the United States.

David Cay Johnston

The journalist who got two pages of Trump’s 2005 tax return, David Cay Johnston, says the president is likely not only a tax cheat but a long-time friend of the mob. This is a reprise of an interview we did during the last campaign.

Don Beyer

Bill Press interviews Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia.

Jim Hightower

Are the rich different from you and me? Ask Cadillac!

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March 12, 2017

Deborah Rhode says Democratic women need to run for office. Shauna Shames says nobody wants to run anymore! And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego

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Everyone says Democrats need to build from the ground up. And that, says feminist professor Deborah Rhode, means women running for office. But professor Shauna Shames has a study showing the best and the brightest want to be active in any possible way EXCEPT running for office. Both say nobody wants to run, partly because of the nastiness of modern campaigns. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego about Congress, Trump, and immigration policy.

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Deborah Rhode

Professor Deborah Rhode, author of a book called “Women and Leadership,” says when women run for office, they can win. But the problem is – they don’t run! She answers why.

Shauna Shames

Professor Shauna Shames has a remarkable new study of the most elite public policy students from Boston. She says “the ruling class doesn’t want to rule!” At least not by holding political office.

Ruben Gallego

Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona.

Jim Hightower

What should we do about a mentally ill president?

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March 5, 2017

Mike Ussery says China and Europe should be the focus, not Russia. Theresa Ghilarducci has a plan for retirement security for everyone. And Bill Press talks with Joe Cirinicione of the Ploughshares Fund.

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With Russia this, and Russia that, Republican former Ambassador Mike Ussery says Europe should be getting more attention from foreign policy planners. Labor economist Theresa Ghilarducci says Social Security isn’t in bad shape, but she has a plan for retirement insurance for everyone. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione about … what else? Russia!

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Mike Ussery

Mike Ussery, a Republican foreign policy expert, believes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can separate himself from his oil industry background and deal squarely with Russia.

Theresa Ghilarducci

Theresa Ghilarducci, an expert in the economics of retirement, has an idea for establishing pensions for everyone. In the meantime, she is telling people to delay taking Social Security benefits until age 70.

Joe Cirincione

Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund.

Jim Hightower

Trump’s hokey “mandate”

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February 26, 2017

Fred Harris has advice for younger Democrats, Vinnie Rontondaro explains how physical pain led people to vote for Trump. And Ben Wikler talks about the resistance on the Bill Press Show.

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With the big to-do over choosing a new Democratic National Committee chair, former DNC head and Senator Fred Harris, says the message has to be “we care about you, too.” Author Vinnie Rotondaro examines how Trump preyed upon the physical pain of many voters. And Bill Press interviews Ben Wikler, the Washington Director of Move-on.org

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Fred Harris

Fred Harris, sometimes called the godfather of populism, says progressives need to build a farm team now that we’ve lost a whole generation of younger people who should have been in Congress by now.

Vinnie Rotondaro

Donald Trump preyed on people’s physical, as well as economic pain, to get elected, but Vinnie Rotondaro says the president won’t take away their distress. “He’s just another pill – a temporary high.”

Ben Wikler

Bill Press interviews Ben Wikler, the Washington director of Move-on.org

Jim Hightower

Wall Street Plowboys.

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