#473 : How conservatives hijacked democracy

How conservatives hijacked democracy, and how progressives can win it back. Plus, Trump in a showdown with science. Bill Press with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.

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Caroline Fredrickson on her book The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts and Fair Elections. 


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Caroline Frederickson – Pt 1

Despite representing a minority of the American public, conservatives are in power across the country. In her book The Democracy Fix, author Caroline Frederickson tells us how it happened and how to turn it around.

Caroline Frederickson – Pt 2

Part Two of our conversation with Caroline Fredrickson about her book “The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts and Fair Elections”. The book suggests that progressives can learn from the conservative playbook. But can progressives do that and not sacrifice  democratic values along the way?

Jonathan Swan

Trump vs Reality. Bill Press talks with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What should happen to “Pandemic Profiteers”?

#472 : Protecting our vote.

Protecting our vote.  The battle against gerrymandering.  Standing up for the voting rights of young people. Plus, how not to manage a crisis. Bill Press with Politico reporter Dan Diamond.

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Making the case for fair maps and fair elections. Fighting back against the effort to suppress young voters. Plus, an in-depth conversation about Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. 


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Dan Vicuna

Through his work at Common Cause, Dan Vicuna is at the forefront of the fight against partisan gerrymandering and unfair redistricting. And as the 2020 Census moves ahead, that fight is more important now than ever.

Benjamin Barber

Voter Suppression has a long history in the American south. Writer Benjamin Barber says that for young voters in the South today, that history lives on.

Dan Diamond

Deny and delay. Assessing Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Bill Press talks  with Politico reporter Dan Diamond. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

How social distancing can bring us together.

#471 : Building the Progressive Movement.

Building the Progressive Movement. Filling the slate with working class candidates. A grassroots strategy for democratic victories. Plus  Bill Press with a leading national pollster on crisis politics and what American voters want now.

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Randy “Ironstache” Bryce on why we need more working people in Congress. Tori Taylor on the Swing Left campaign to restore democracy up and down the ballot. Plus Bill Press with pollster Peter Hart on what Americans want in the midst of a crisis.


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Randy Bryce

Former iron worker and congressional candidate Randy Bryce is on a mission – to recruit and support working-class congressional candidates. He says  working people bring a powerful and much needed voice to politics.

Tori Taylor

Flipping the Senate, the White House and key state legislatures by empowering volunteers everywhere to  win critical elections. That’s the goal of Swing Left. Chief Political Officer Tori Taylor describes their innovative strategy to mobilize a movement for maximum impact.

Peter Hart

A national mood of fear and uncertainty and what that means for politics. Bill Press talks with Democratic pollster Peter Hart. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Pessimism is the stealth enemy of progressivism

#470 : The Power to Protect.

The Power to Protect. Fighting back against consumer fraud.  Standing up to end child poverty. Plus Bill Press on the costs of playing politics with a public health crisis.

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Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks about his new book Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy.  Jeff Madrick, author of Invisible Americans:The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty, on what government gets wrong about child poverty and how to get it right. Plus, Bill Press talks with Dana Milbank about what the White House should be doing about the coronavirus outbreak.


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Richard Cordray 

Throughout his career, Richard Cordray has been at the forefront in the fight to protect consumers against fraud and abuse. His new book tells a compelling story about how government can play a powerful role in that fight.

Jeff Madrick

In his new book, author and veteran journalist Jeff Madrick sheds a necessary light on the unseen reality and irreparable damage of child poverty in America. He says it’s an issue too few Ameicans understand or even acknowledge.

Dana Milbank

What happens when a President is ill-prepared to lead through a crisis that can have deadly consequences? Bill Press talks with Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank..  If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What happened to Trump’s peace deal?