AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 24th, 2011

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Jim Hightower

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America’s most popular populist Jim Hightower profiles Texan governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.  He explains how Republican enthusiasm around Governor Perry’s potential candidacy shows just how weak their field of candidates is.

Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

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Marc Ginsberg

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Marc Ginsberg, former ambassador to Morocco and senior vice president of APCO worldwide, discusses the ongoing conflict in Syria.  Groups such as Amnesty International have been openly critical of the Syrian government’s decision to censor the media and allow conflict to continue in the country, but the Obama administration has been largely silent. Ginsberg looks at the administration’s response and what they should do next.

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Senator Bernie Sanders

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An interview by Bill Press with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Gang of Six’s budget proposal.  He says their attacks on Social Security are unreasonable and gives us his take on the real causes of the deficit.

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