#408 : Looking back to move forward.

The deep history of the radical right and its influence today. Plus, the lessons learned from impeachments past. And Bill Press talks California Congressman Raul Ruiz for a report back from the border.

Listen on Google Play MusicListen on iTunes

Historian and author Nancy MacLean talks about one of the most notable books of the year … “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. Plus Constitutional Scholar Alan Hirsch on his newest book “Impeaching the President: Past, Present and Future”. And Bill Press talks California Congressman Raul Ruiz on his visit to the border to investigate the death of Jakelin Caal Macquin


Support the Show

Goal ThermometerHad enough of Fox News, the House Freedom Caucus, and Donald Trump? If you want the facts that you won’t get from them or from the fake news sites of the alt-right … then stay tuned!

Our sponsor, 21st Century Democrats, works hard to get everyday Democrats involved in returning our party to its roots… and to success at the ballot box.

Sit back and listen, then stand up and fight. And follow 21st Century Democrats on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest progressive news.

Sit back and listen, then stand up and fight!


Nancy MacLean

When historian Nancy MacLean released her most recent book in 2017, she described a long term and effective movement to undermine democracy in America, inspired by radical free-market advocates, and funded by the Koch brothers. She says that despite it’s chilling tale, reaction to the book as well as the midterm elections have only reinforced her faith that the desire to fight for democracy is steadfast.

Alan Hirsch

WIth all the talk of impeachment swirling around Donald Trump, our next guest wants us to remember it’s hardly the first time. By looking at impeachment stories from the past, he hopes we are better prepared to take the wisest course in the future.

Raul Ruiz

Bill Press talks with California Congressman Raul Ruiz for a report on the health conditions facing migrants detained at the border, the future of the President’s wall and the future of affordable health care.

Jim Hightower

DADDY’S PHILOSOPHY