#432 : The front lines battles over America’s future.

The front lines battles over America’s future.  The right wing’s online assault on American values. The conservative takeover of state politics. And the Republican attack on the right to vote.

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A deep dive into digital warfare and the  threat to American democracy. Plus how conservative donors, activists, and businesses are reshaping politics at the state level.  And Bill Press talks with the head of The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law about how to fight back against voter suppression.


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Peter Daou

Peter Daou is a veteran blogger, digital strategist and political operative.  His new book takes us inside the online world of right wing extremism. He argues it’s a battle for the soul of America and all of us need to engage.

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

Author and scholar Alexander Hertell Fernandez says that progressive democrats need to rethink their fight to gain and keep control in state politics. His new book examines how conservative donors, activists, and businesses are using their power to transform state policy and politics – and how progressives can fight back.

Kristen Clarke

Bill Press talks with civil rights advocate Kristen Clarke about how to protect the most fundamental tool of American democracy  – the right to vote To hear more of this interview, visit http://billpressshow.com/.

Jim Hightower

Trump to working class: Adios Chumps

#431 : People Powering Change.

People Powering Change.  Teachers at the front line of progressive politics. Mothers leading the fight against gun violence. Plus Bill Press with Representative Jamie Raskin.

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Mothers take on the gun lobby.  Plus, how a wave of teachers strikes in red state America is changing the political landscape. And on his new podcast,  Bill Press talks impeachment with Representative Jamie Raskin .


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Shannon Watts

In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook, Shannon Watts started a movement. Built on the fundamentals of grassroots organizing and the unstoppable power of mothers,  “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” now has 6 million supporters nationwide, with chapters in all 50 states. In a new book, she tells the story of its success.

Eric Blanc

In 2018, in some of the reddest states in our nation, teachers led  a series of walkouts demanding not only better pay for themselves, but better schools for the children they teach.  Writer Eric Blanc embedded himself in this unlikely and powerful rebellion for an inside view of a movement that has the potential to rebuild working class politics in America.

Jamie Raskin

Bill Press launches a new podcast with Congressman Jamie Raskin as his first guest. To hear more of this interview, visit http://billpressshow.com/.

Jim Hightower

Did you get an $800,000 pay raise last year?

#430 : Making the case for a national popular vote

Looking ahead to 2020. Winning over the white working class.  What will it take? Plus, making the case for a national popular vote.  And, Bill Press with an early look at the upcoming Democratic primary debate.

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What progressive Democrats need to do now to regain the white working class vote.   Plus, inside the movement for a national popular vote and the difference it could make. And Bill Press talks The Guardian’s Lauren Gambino on what to expect at the first Democratic primary debate.


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Justin Guest

Justin Guest has written extensively about our nation’s white working class voters.  In this encore interview, he says that Democrats still have a long way to go, to regain the ground they’ve lost to Donald Trump.

Karen Hobert Flynn

As it stands now,  the 2018 midterms popular vote went overwhelmingly in favor of Democrats in the House with a margin not seen since 1974. And once again, that did not necessarily translate into electoral wins.  In an encore interview, our next guest says it’s time to value all votes equally … and why a national popular vote for President is the way to do it.

Laura Gambino

The Guardian’s Laura Gambino joins Bill Press for a democratic primary debate preview.

Jim Hightower

Should our natural resources have legal rights?

#429 : Rediscovering the Declaration of Independence.

Rediscovering the Declaration of Independence. Turning the corner on the death penalty. Plus Bill Press with Mark Pocan, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

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Democracy theorist Danielle Allen on why a call to equality is at the core of the American idea and its founding document. Author and attorney Bill Blum on the significance of California’s moratorium on the death penalty. And Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan tells Bill Press why he is calling for an impeachment inquiry


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Danielle Allen

As the nation celebrates Memorial Day, Princeton Professor Danielle Allen examines the power of words in the Declaration of Independence to bring us liberty AND equality.

Bill Blum

Back in March, California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom issued a moratorium on death penalties in that state. Bill Blum is  an award-winning writer and legal journalist, and at one time was one of California’s best-known death-penalty litigators. He says  Governor Newsom’s decision could have tremendous national impact.

Mark Pocan

Coming up,  Representative Mark Pocan joins Bill Press to talk about the fall out from “Infrastructure Week”in Washington,  and the road to impeachment.

Jim Hightower

How ridiculous is Trump’s border stand?