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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November 10, 2013

Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a lot to say about Obamacare and tea party extremism, and she advises members of Congress from both parties to just try to be “normal human beings.” A Veterans Week reflection by law professor Mary Dudziak on how America has come to be in a permanent state of war. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, about the NSA and Syria.

  • Nov. 10, 2013 Nov. 10, 2013 Democratic Party Chair on Obamacare and the Virginia election. A Veterans Week reflection on our state of war, and a peace activist says the U.S. intelligence apparatus is out of control.
  • D. Wasserman Schultz D. Wasserman Schultz Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic Party and a congresswoman from Florida, says if you don’t like the way your kitchen was remodeled, don’t burn down the house – take the counter out and re-do the cabinet knobs. Her point? The Affordable Care Act needs minor revisions, not arson.
  • Mary Dudziak Mary Dudziak If you just look at all the campaign ribbons and medals handed out by the U.S. military, you can see that this nation has been in pretty much a permanent state of war for a long time. Author Mary Dudziak says Americans are not called upon for any real sacrifice to support wars, such as public engagement about foreign policy.
  • Joe Cirincione Joe Cirincione Bill Press and his guest, Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Congress critters kiss Wall Street butt for cash.

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June 9, 2013

It’s time for a true progressive to run the nation’s largest city, and New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, endorsed by 21st Century Democrats, plans to be just the one to do it. Foreign policy expert Professor Mark Katz says Russia can still play a key role in resolving the crisis in Syria. And Bill Press interviews Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth.

  • June 9, 2013 June 9, 2013 Bill de Blasio says it takes a progressive to run New York City. Professor Mark Katz looks to Russia to help stop the slaughter in Syria.
  • Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio is the elected public advocate of New York City, and he is running for mayor. He says it’s time for more profoundly progressive policies in the Big Apple, and 21st Century Democrats agrees.
  • Mark Katz Mark Katz America’s hesitancy about taking action in Syria leaves plenty of room for the Russians to get involved. That’s the view of foreign policy Professor Mark Katz, who says the best America might be able to do on its own is to “contain” Syria.
  • John Yarmuth John Yarmuth Bill Press and his guest, Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky, on military sexual assaults, and the president's new national security and judicial appointments.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Seeing things at the Jersey Shore.

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May 19, 2013

One of the world’s leading international economists destroys Republican claims that America’s debt will cause us to become like Greece or Italy or some other economic basket case. He says it’s like saying RG3’s injured knee means he will wind up in a nursing home.

There’s no chance Barack Obama will be forgotten to history, but what factors make a president forgettable? Government professor Michael Gerhardt gives us a rundown on the most forgotten of our chief executives.

And Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Jackie Speier about sexual abuse in the U.S. military.

  • May 19, 2013 May 19, 2013 Adam Posen compares the economy to RG-3. Remember Millard Fillmore? Professor Michael Gerhardt does. Congresswoman Speier says get sex cases out of the military chain of command.
  • Adam Posen Adam Posen Adam Posen is president of the world’s leading independent economic think tank, and he says Repuiblicans are “fundamentally crazy” when they predict that the national debt will send the United States the way of Greece. Such a comparison “is beyond apples and oranges,” and he explains why.
  • Michael Gerhardt Michael Gerhardt While President Obama may be facing some issues he’d like to forget, there’s no chance he will be forgotten by history. Author Michael Gerhardt has studied and listed the most forgotten of American presidents … and explains how they got that way.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who demands that military rape cases be removed from the chain of command.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Cantor's con would steal workers' overtime pay.

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