June 14, 2015

Some tough words for progressives from former Congressman Barney Frank: Don’t just march – start doing the dirty work of getting Democrats elected. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is doomed. And Bill Press interviews Sister Simone Campbell about the Pope’s upcoming encyclical on climate change.


  • June 14, 2015 June 14, 2015 Barney Frank with a message for progressives … Fred Rotondaro on TPP and the 2016 campaign … and Bill Press with Sister Simone Campbell, of Nuns on the Bus.
  • Barney Frank  Barney Frank Barney Frank says progressives have to do more dirty work, and less shouting, to get people voting -- and voting Democratic.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro says the Trans-Pacific Partnership protects only corporations, not workers, and he has some predictions about the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.
  • Simone Campbell Simone Campbell Bill Press and his guest, Sister Simone Campbell.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service.


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June 7, 2015

A former NAFTA negotiator weighs in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Ira Shapiro argues it will benefit the American economy and put us in a better position to compete with China. With the Supreme Court ready to end its term with a flurry of important decisions, legal expert Ian Millhiser concludes that, historically, the Court has sided against the good guys. And Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier, an opponent of TPP.

 

  • June 7, 2015 June 7, 2015 Former trade negotiator Ira Shapiro says fears about the TPP are exaggerated … Judicial analyst Ian Millhiser indicts the Supreme Court. And Bill Press interviews TPP opponent Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Ira Shapiro Ira Shapiro Ira Shapiro negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement. He tells us why he thinks the very controversial Trans Pacific Partnership is necessary, and that it is not as bad as progressives have made it out to be.
  • Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser has written extensively about the Supreme Court. As the nine Justices finish this term with important rulings, he says that, time and time again, the good guys lose in the highest court in the land.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, discuss the TPP.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Feingold to Snowden to Paul: Curtailing the Patriot Act.

 

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May 24, 2015

At this patriotic time of year, celebrating Memorial Day, journalist David Shipler says President Obama’s campaign against whistleblowing reminds him of covering Cold War Russia. Sociology professor Andrew Cherlin, at this time of graduations and weddings, notes that the growing economic disparity is having a negative effect on higher education and marriage rates. And Congressman Dan Kildee takes on the president over trade in an interview on the Bill Press show.

 

  • May 5, 2015 May 5, 2015 First amendment expert David Shipler says covering Washington is like covering Cold War Russia … sociology professor Andrew Cherlin ties a drop in college graduation and marriage to the growing income gap … and Congressman Dan Kildee assails the president on trade in a Bill Press Show interview.
  • David Shipler David Shipler Barack Obama promised to be the most transparent president, but journalist David Shipler writes that this liberal constitutional lawyer has made covering national security like trying to cover Moscow during the Cold War.
  • Andrew Cherlin Andrew Cherlin Sociology professor Andrew Cherlin says that family life is shrinking along with the middle class because young people can’t afford to get married and devote time to children.
  • Dan Kildee Dan Kildee Congressman Dan Kildee assails the president on trade in a Bill Press Show interview.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Big Food trying a big hoax.


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May 17, 2015

Barney Frank says that a repeal of the Wall Street reform act that bears his name will never happen as long as a Democrat is president. Professor Lee Drutman has written a book about the power of lobbyists, and he says Congress is merely a farm league for K Street. And Bill Press interviews 4th-ranking House Democrat Xavier Becerra about the Trans Pacific Partnership … and his own Senate aspirations.

 

  • May 17, 2015 May 17, 2015 Barney Frank says his Wall Street reforms are working … Lee Drutman says Congress is a farm league for K Street. And Bill Press gets Congressman Xavier Becerra to consider a Senate run.
  • Barney Frank Barney Frank How has the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform act worked out? Very well, says co-author Barney Frank, who also has some thoughts about the situation in Baltimore, the lack of affordable housing … and police unions.
  • Lee Drutman Lee Drutman Corporate lobbyists spend 34 times as much money trying to influence Congress as does the combination of organized labor and public interest groups. And professor Lee Drutman says that means corporations have every seat at every table.
  • Xavier Becerra Xavier Becerra And now Bill Press and his guest, California congressman Xavier Becerra.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The secret coalition pushing the secretive TPP scam.


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