This Week

Tim Snyder says it is all too easy for tyranny to take hold in America. Joan Williams says Trump’s appeal to the working class could backfire when he fails to deliver. And Bill Press talks Virginia politics with Graham Vyse of the New Republic.

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Yale historian Tim Snyder has a new book about tyranny, and unsurprisingly it is a best-seller. Feminist legal authority Joan Williams says the class and cultural warfare could get even uglier when Trump fails to deliver jobs to the white working class. Bill Press interviews Graham Vyse of the New Republic about the Virginia gubernatorial primaries.

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Tim Snyder

Historian Tim Snyder has a new book about tyranny, and he warns that an authoritarian regime cannot succeed unless the public consents, and it is all too easy for that to happen.

Joan Williams

Donald Trump understood what the white working class wanted but he can’t give it to them, says Berkeley professor Joan Williams. And when they realize it, things could get even uglier than they are now.

Graham Vyse

Bill Press interviews Graham Vyse of the New Republic about the Virginia gubernatorial primaries.  

Jim Hightower

Time for Democratic Party leaders to get going – or go

 

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June 11, 2017

Jonathan Allen on the doomed Clinton campaign. Jeff Pegues on the Black Lives Matter movement. And Bill Press with Cory Bennett on Russian political hacking.

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With former FBI director Jim Comey in the news, we have two interviews touching on his work. Best-selling author Jonathan Allen tells why Hillary Clinton lost the election, with the FBI investigation of her emails a large part of it. CBS justice correspondent Jeff Pegues reveals Comey’s involvement in talking to law enforcement about minority discontent with policing practices. And Bill Press interviews Politico’s Cory Bennett about Russian hacking of both America and the Middle East country of Qatar.

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Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen is co-author of a best-seller about what went wrong with Hillary Clinton’s campaign. He says, bluntly, “You have to know why you are the right person to be president of the United States.”

Jeff Pegues

CBS correspondent Jeff Pegues has written a book about “Black and Blue,” the divide between police and communities of color. He reveals that former FBI Director Jim Comey played a big role in trying to bridge that gap.

Cory Bennett

Bill Press interviews Politico’s Cory Bennett about Russian computer hacking around the world.

Jim Hightower

General Trump’s Twitter bombs

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June 4, 2017

Teresa Ghilarducci on saving private pensions. Phil Keisling on a simple way to get more people to vote. And the Sierra Club’s John Coequyt assesses Trump’s climate change policy.

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Labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci offers a plan for a secure retirement for all Americans and explains why raising the retirement age robs seniors of well-deserved benefits. Increasing the turnout is a huge concern for Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling says voting by mail is the answer. And Bill Press interviews the Sierra Club’s John Coequyt on how Trump, unlike Bogie and Bergman, will never have Paris.

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Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci, a prominent labor economist, says the private retirement system is broken and works for only a few very rich people. She has a plan to fix it.

Phil Keisling

If everyone was allowed to vote by mail, as in Oregon, weather would not be a factor in turnout, fraud would be even less likely than it is now, and more people would be casting ballots. Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling argues for abandoning polling places.

John Coequyt

Bill Press interviews John Coequyt of the Sierra Club about Trumps abandoning of the Paris climate change agreement.,

Jim Hightower

Who is Mick Mulvaney… and why is he so awful?

 

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May 28, 2017

Vanessa Cardenas of Emily’s List and the push to get women to run for office…union leader David Rolf assesses organized labor under the worst administration in history. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Al Green.

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Emily’s List is canvassing the country encouraging and training women to run for office. Communications Director Vanessa Cardenas tells us how. Labor leader David Rolf describes the Trump administration and Congress as working on a “Death Star level of anti-union legislation.” And Bill Press interviews Texas Congressman Al Green, who is calling for Trump’s impeachment.

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Vanessa Cardenas

Vanessa Cardenas of Emily’s List says more and more women are saying they want to run for office, and her organization is training them how.

David Rolf

The Trump administration is the worst in history, says union leader David Rolf, and Democrats need to come up with an economic plan to win back blue-collar voters.

Al Green

Bill Press interviews Texas Congressman Al Green, who has called for Trump’s impeachment.

Jim Hightower

Who’s drafting Trump’s “New NAFTA” deal – and who’s not?

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