March 29, 2015

As we approach the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., two historians of the civil rights movement assess his legacy. Professor Julian Zelizer reviews the complicated relationship between King and LBJ, and he also has some thoughts on current presidential politics. Historian David Chappell reassesses the civil rights movement, noting that after King, a false trajectory developed. And Latina activist Eileen Truax tells us about her book featuring young immigrant DREAMers. 

 

  • March 29, 2015 March 29, 2015 Historians Julian Zelizer and David Chappell reflect on the civil rights movement after Martin Luther King Jr. … and Latina activist Eileen Truax looks forward to immigration reform.
  • Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer is a Princeton scholar of Lyndon Johnson as well as the civil rights movement. He says civil rights activism is no longer as organized or coherent as it was when it sought, and won, passage of the Voting Rights Act.
  • David Chappell David Chappell Historian David Chappell explains the post-Martin Luther King Jr. trajectory of the civil rights movement, which he says may have been only a historical artifact with King as the central figure.
  • Eileen Truax Eileen Truax Latina activist and author Eileen Truax says immigration reform should not be a political issue because it is really a human rights issue. She tells us about her new book about young immigrant DREAMers.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Cruz is running for President of What?


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March 1, 2015

Economist Barry Eichengreen says Obama deserves a B-plus in his economic recovery course. Sociologist Isaac Martin outlines the history of a radical activist group. We call them “the rich.” And Bill Press talks with Democratic whip Steny Hoyer about the dysfunctional GOP holding Homeland Security hostage.

  • March 1, 2015 March 1, 2015 Obama gets a B-plus on recovery efforts … the radical rich borrow tactics from the radical poor … and Bill Press and Rep. Steny Hoyer discuss the GOP refusing to fund Homeland Security.
  • Barry Eichengreen Barry Eichengreen Economist Barry Eichengreen analyzes the current fiscal crisis in Europe and says the euro currency is like the Hotel California. You can check out, but you can never leave.
  • Isaac Martin Isaac Martin How did the rich get so many breaks from the government? Professor Isaac Martin explains that they used the tactics of social progressives and radicals to get their way.
  • Steny Hoyer Steny Hoyer Bill Press and his guest, Rep. Steny Hoyer, the Democratic whip, discuss the dysfunctional GOP in the House not funding Homeland Security.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The secret corporate congress inside the U.S. Congress.


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July 27, 2014

Former Congressman and foreign policy expert Mike Barnes offers his thoughts on Ukraine, Western Europe and Florida politics. Economic researcher Tom Malleson makes the case for economic democracy in the workplace. And Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro on the border crisis.

 

  • July 27, 2014 July 27, 2014 Mike Barnes on trouble in Ukraine … Tom Malleson on trouble in the economy and Bill Press with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro on trouble at the border.
  • Mike Barnes Mike Barnes Foreign policy expert and former Congressman Mike Barnes offers his assessment of Vladimir Putin and the struggle in Ukraine.
  • Tom Malleson Tom Malleson The Occupy Wall Street movement failed because it didn’t spell out concrete alternatives to the current economy, says researcher Tom Malleson – who lays out his alternative – economic democracy in the workplace.
  • Rosa DeLauro Rosa DeLauro Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut discuss the trouble on the border.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower What job creation numbers don’t tell us.

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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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