#350 : October 15, 2017

Mark Lilla says most of America sees Democrats as obsessed with identity politics. Damon Berry answers the question, “Is Donald Trump a white nationalist?” And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ro Khanna.

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Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla has opened a wound among Democrats, arguing that the party must stop emphasizing identity politics. Religion professor Damon Berry delves into the origin of the white nationalist movement. And Congressman Ro Khanna tells Bill Press that Senator Dianne Feinstein needs a primary challenge.


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Mark Lilla

Political scientist Mark Lilla urges Democrats to stop obsessing over Donald Trump and start working to change local and state governments, where most of the issues are decided.

 

Damon Berry

Religion professor Damon Berry says real Christians want nothing to do with the white nationalist movement, which he says is growing.

 

Ro Khanna

Bill Press interviews California Congressman Ro Khanna, who says some Democrat should challenge Senator Dianne Feinstein in a primary.

Jim Hightower

Are you ready for corporate America’s robot economy?

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Diplomacy

With Trump announcing his intention to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, we’re looking back at some of our favorite interviews on the topic of diplomacy. We hope that hearing from a few sane voices on the topic of our relationships with the rest of the world empower you to stand up and fight against the lunacy that is our current Republican leadership.

 

Stephen Miles

Defense policy expert Stephen Miles says that if the Iran nuclear deal is blocked by the GOP, it will lead to war

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Mike Ussery

Mike Ussery, a staunch Republican, is befuddled by Donald Trump’s grasp of foreign policy

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Tom Perriello

Former congressman from Virginia, Tom Perriello, just back from his visit to the Middle East, says the promising signs and unbelievable needs in Egypt speak to the necessity of maintaining funds in the U.S. budget for diplomacy and international aid.

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Eddie Goldberg

Professor Eddie Goldberg, an expert on globalism, says Trump will continue blowing smoke about China but nothing will happen because the two country’s economies are too closely linked.

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Michael Ussery

Michael Ussery says anti-Muslim rhetoric by some of his fellow Republicans makes things harder for American diplomacy.

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#349 : October 8, 2017

Emily Bazelon delves into the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering case. Jim Zogby urges progressives to do the nuts and bolts work. And Bill Press talks Las Vegas with Roll Call’s Jason Dick.

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The Supreme Court takes up the outrageous gerrymandering of the Wisconsin legislature. Professor Emily Bazelon explains the issue for us. Political strategist Jim Zogby says Democrats must recapture the votes of the age-old coalition that used to vote for them. And Jason Dick of Roll Call discusses the prospects for gun safety legislation.


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Emily Bazelon

Legal analyst Emily Bazelon says Republican gerrymandering is so bad it would require a Democratic voting margin of 7 percent nationwide to break even in House races.

Jim Zogby

Nuts and bolts organizing is the key for progressives to turn the country around, says campaign operative Jim Zogby.

Jason Dick

Bill Press interviews Roll Call’s Jason Dick about the Las Vegas shootings.

Jim Hightower

When will Wall Street quit being stupid?

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#348 : October 1, 2017

John Prados tells of ghosts of the CIA. Sylvia Allegretto says the minimum wage increase in Seattle is working well. And Bill Press interviews Salon’s David Daley about gerrymandering.

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How are the nation’s intelligence professionals going to react to Trump’s condemnation of them? CIA expert John Prados says the agency is headed for trouble. Seattle has raised the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour, and labor economist Sylvia Allegretto says it is working. And Salon editor David Daley discusses gerrymandering with Bill Press.


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John Prados

National security author John Prados says the CIA is discrediting itself by failing to be accountable for its actions.

 

Sylvia Allegretto

Sylvia Allegretto, a labor economist, studied the effect of raising the minimum wage in Seattle and says it is working there, without causing job losses.

 

David Daley

Bill Press interviews David Daley of Salon.

 

Jim Hightower

Should churches become Unholy Temples of Dark Money?

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