March 12, 2017

Deborah Rhode says Democratic women need to run for office. Shauna Shames says nobody wants to run anymore! And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego

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Everyone says Democrats need to build from the ground up. And that, says feminist professor Deborah Rhode, means women running for office. But professor Shauna Shames has a study showing the best and the brightest want to be active in any possible way EXCEPT running for office. Both say nobody wants to run, partly because of the nastiness of modern campaigns. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego about Congress, Trump, and immigration policy.

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Deborah Rhode

Professor Deborah Rhode, author of a book called “Women and Leadership,” says when women run for office, they can win. But the problem is – they don’t run! She answers why.

Shauna Shames

Professor Shauna Shames has a remarkable new study of the most elite public policy students from Boston. She says “the ruling class doesn’t want to rule!” At least not by holding political office.

Ruben Gallego

Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona.

Jim Hightower

What should we do about a mentally ill president?

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