August 3, 2014

With just 3 months left before the midterm elections, the outlook for Democrats depends on how the white working class votes, says Ruy Teixeira, a public opinion expert. Economic analyst Mike Konczal says Democrats have to defend the social safety net because the evidence says voluntary help to the poor never works. And Bill Press interviews retiring Senator Tom Harkin, a co-founder of 21st Century Democrats.

 

  • Aug. 3, 2014 Aug. 3, 2014 Ruy Teixeira on white working class voters … Mike Konczal on protecting the social safety net … and Bill Press interviews retiring Senator Tom Harkin, founder of 21st Century Democrats.
  • Ruy Teixeira Ruy Teixeira Noted Democratic political analyst Ruy Teixeira says Democrats have an uphill battle in the 2014 elections – and maybe in 2016 -- unless the white working class can be turned around.
  • Mike Konczal Mike Konczal Whenever Republicans have tried to replace the social safety net with private support, it has failed. Economic analyst Mike Konczal offers a history of how Republicans want only the people they like to get government benefits.
  • Tom Harkin Tom Harkin Bill Press and his guest, retiring Senator Tom Harkin, the founder of 21st Century Democrats.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Perry goes from callous to disgusting.

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June 29, 2014

What went wrong in Iraq? Former diplomat Peter Galbraith says it was the Bush fantasy that we could establish a national army where there was no nation. What’s the meaning of the Declaration of Independence? Professor Danielle Allen explains it is the explicit link between liberty and equality. And Bill Press talks with Jonathan Allen about Hillary Clinton.

  • Jun. 29, 2014 Jun. 29, 2014 Diplomat Peter Galbraith says Obama is on the right course in Iraq. Professor Danielle Allen explains the meaning of the Declaration of Independence. And Bill Press interviews author Jonathan Allen about Hillary Clinton’s wealth.
  • Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith Diplomat Peter Galbraith says there is nothing we can do to put Iraq back together again.
  • Danielle Allen Danielle Allen Professor Danielle Allen has written a book about our most sacred political document, the Declaration of Independence, which intertwines both liberty AND equality.
  • Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen Bill Press and Bloomberg News Washington Bureau Chief Jonathan Allen discuss Hillary Clinton and more.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The deep goofiness of Speaker Boehner.

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June 8, 2014

President Obama is back from Europe, and former ambassador Peter Galbraith says he has had a successful foreign policy. Political science professor Jan Leighley explains why the rich vote in greater numbers than the poor, and what they vote for. And Bill Press talks with Senator Bernie Sanders about his new Veterans Affairs legislation.

  • Jun. 8, 2014 Jun. 8, 2014 Peter Galbraith on Obama’s foreign policy; Jan Leighley on why rich people vote; and Bill Press interviews Senator Bernie Sanders.
  • Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith Diplomat Peter Galbraith says President Obama’s foreign policy has been successful – and that if Hillary Clinton becomes president, she will enter office with more foreign policy experience than anyone in American history.
  • Jan Leighley Jan Leighley Voting expert Jan Leighley has a warning for Democrats: It isn’t the rhetoric that will matter in defeating Republicans – it is the organizational efforts and door-to-door campaigning.
  • Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Bill Press and Bernie Sanders discuss the senator's newly introduced legislation to reform the Veterans Affairs Department.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower A bold shift in America's minimum wage debate.

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May 25, 2014

As the nation celebrates Memorial Day, Princeton Professor Danielle Allen examines the power of words in the Declaration of Independence to bring us liberty AND equality. Hillary Clinton. Will she or won’t she? Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says the Democratic nomination is NOT hers for the asking, but it would be a big surprise if she doesn’t get it. And Bill Press talks with The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter about immigration reform and Republican politics.

  • May 25, 2014 May 25, 2014 A holiday treatise on the Declaration of Independence by Princeton Professor Danielle Allen … regular commentator Fred Rotondaro’s assessment of Hillary Clinton’s prospects … and Bill Press talks with the Nation’s Zoe Carpenter.
  • Danielle Allen Danielle Allen Political science professor and MacArthur genius Danielle Allen has written a book about the Declaration of Independence, and she says its powerful words about liberty AND equality are an example of how we, as individuals, can use words to achieve our political ends.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro of the Center for American Progress assesses domestic politics, including Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Zoe Carpenter Zoe Carpenter Bill Press talks with the Nation’s Zoe Carpenter about immigration reform and Republican politics.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower America's ongoing rebellion for fairness and justice.

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