This Week

Pollster John Anzalone calls for better Democratic candidates. Theda Skocpol says money won’t help progressives win elections – voting will. And Bill Press interviews Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.

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The rebirth of the Democratic Party depends on getting better candidates, says pollster John Anzalone. Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol says it depends on enthusiasm at the grassroots and turnout at election time. And Bill Press interviews Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, who many see as a future party leader.

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John Anzalone

John Anzalone is a public opinion expert and adviser to many Democratic campaigns. He says that in order to regroup, the party needs to look to the South and West. And get better candidates!

Theda Skocpol

Money doesn’t matter that much, and neither does unified opposition to Trump, says political scientist Theda Skocpol. What does matter is finding good candidates, organizing the grassroots, and, of course, voting.

Cheri Bustos

Bill Press interviews Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos about the rapidly unfolding developments in Washington.

Jim Hightower

Who’ll help America’s hard-hit gold miners?

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May 14, 2017

Jonathan Allen describes “the perfect storm” that doomed Hillary Clinton. Charles Peters has some harsh words for the grandchildren of the New Deal. And Bill Press interviews former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server remains at the center of the FBI mess, and best-selling campaign biographer Jonathan Allen says her decision to use it was the black cloud that hung over her campaign. Charlie Peters, the legendary founder and editor of the progressive Washington Monthly, reflects that Donald Trump was elected because Baby Boomers owned stock and became prosperous. And Bill Press interviews former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the need for a massive infrastructure program.

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Jonathan Allen

Jonathan Allen is co-author of a hot new book that autopsies the Hillary Clinton campaign, and he believes it was her e-mail server that was the black cloud that hung over the campaign.

Charlie Peters

Magazine editor and essayist Charlie Peters, who grew up during the New Deal, says bluntly that erudite progressives are getting “clocked” by the simplicity of the other side.

Ray LaHood

Bill Press interviews former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about the need for a gasoline tax and a massive infrastructure program.

Jim Hightower

Koch brothers are out to conquer the countryside.

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May 7, 2017

Two female professors, Deborah Rohde and Susie Linfield, talk about empowering women. Bill Press talks about “the Equality Act” with Congressman David Cicilline.

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Hillary Clinton has come out of her post-election shell as just an individual member of “the Resistance.” And feminist law professor Deborah Rhode describes what the last election means for women candidates, while journalism professor Susie Linfield believes Clinton voters need to start showing humility and go beyond vilifying Trump supporters. And Bill Press interviews Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline about his “Equality Act.”

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Deborah Rhode

Deborah Rhode is a law professor at Stanford and author of a new book, “Women and Leadership,” and she says putting women in power is not the same as empowering women.

Susie Linfield

New York University professor Susie Linfield says coastal progressives need to figure out what’s happening in the rest of the country instead of vilifying Trump supporters as buffoons.

David Cicilline

Bill Press interviews Congressman David Cicilline about his proposed “Equality Act.”

Jim Hightower

How is Trump Like Humpty-Dumpty?

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April 30, 2017

Centrist Jim Kessler on the power of purple America. David Callahan on the power of philanthropy. And Bill Press with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, sponsor of the “No-Trump Act.”

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Centrist leader Jim Kessler says the rank and file have disappeared in both political parties. Philanthropy expert David Callahan explains who the new philanthropists are and why they give money. And Bill Press interviews Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer on anti-Trump actions.

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Jim Kessler

Jim Kessler is vice president for policy of the Third Way, a centrist think tank, and he notes that Democrats have lost power because their base lives in very few enclaves, and rarely in rural areas.

David Callahan

Author David Callahan says progressive groups are leading the fight against money in politics but are ignoring the role of money in philanthropy, partly because they’re on the dole themselves.

Earl Blumenauer

Bill Press interviews Congressman Earl Blumenauer on a 25th Amendment solution to Donald Trump.

Jim Hightower

Real news, fake news… and BS news

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