#447 : The erosion of democracy under Donald Trump

The erosion of democracy under Donald Trump, and how to reclaim America with a progressive populist agenda.  Plus Bill Press on the Trump kleptocracy.

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An extended conversation with Robert Kutner about his new book “The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy”. And Bill Press talks with David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post about President Trump’s history of profiting off his presidency. 


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Robert Kuttner Pt. 1

In his latest book, Robert Kuttner makes the case that Donald Trump has brought American democracy perilously close to the brink, and that it will only get worse if he wins a second term.  He argues for a revival of New Deal-era populism to bring us back from the edge and begin to repair the damage.

Robert Kuttner Pt. 2

We continue our conversation with Robert Kuttner, author of “The Stakes: 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy” about Democrats pursuit of an all-out progressive economic agenda.  

David Farenthold 

What we need to know about Trump’s money.  Bill Press talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Farenthold of The Washington Post.

Jim Hightower

Who’s behind the increasing suppression of your right to protest?