This Week

Edward Goldberg on the dangers of an America First agenda. Todd Gitlin with advice to progressives to focus on one core message. And Bill Press with political analyst Steve Phillips.

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Globalist Edward Goldberg warns that an America First agenda increases the chances of war because of economic disruption. Professor Todd Gitlin says progressives have a problem – they are afraid of power! And Bill Press interviews political analyst Steve Phillips.

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Eddie Goldberg

Professor Eddie Goldberg warns that Trump’s America First agenda represents a 19th Century view of the world, which is really the same as Putin’s.

Todd Gitlin

Todd Gitlin, who chronicled the 1960s, says Trump is so vile that opposition will hold together for a while, but that progressives better stop being afraid of gaining and holding power.

Steve Phillips

Bill Press interviews Steve Phillips on Democratic electoral prospects.

Jim Hightower

Wall Street Plowboys.

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April 9, 2017

Charlie Peters says there is much to be optimistic about America despite Trump. Fred Rotondaro says, not so much. And Bill Press talks free college with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

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Charlie Peters remembers the New Deal. Things have gone off the rails since then, but he remains optimistic. Why? “We have no choice,” he says. Fred Rotondaro says he is NOT optimistic, but thinks Trump will be impeached. And Bill Press talks free college with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

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Charlie Peters

Charlie Peters, an influential voice for the working class AND for progressives, says he is optimistic about the American story and that Trump is one of the great wake-up calls in history for Democrats.

Fred Rotondaro

Fred Rotondaro says Donald Trump is the most anti-American president we’ve ever had – a selfish farce who plays coal miners, and others, for dummies.

Pramila Jauyapal

Bill Press interviews Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jauyapal

Jim Hightower

The sad saga of John Stumpf

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April 2, 2017

Arthur Lupia talks about the post-truth politics. Vinnie Rotondaro says it was pain that caused people to vote for Trump. And Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky.


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The war of lies from the White House and the Kremlin, and the outbreak of fake news everywhere, makes one wonder why people just can’t handle the truth. Professor Arthur Lupia has written extensively about public ignorance and shares his thoughts with us. Trump’s health and environmental policies are certain to hurt the very people who elected him. But essayist Vinnie Rotondaro says their physical and psychological pain was why they voted for Trump.

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Arthur Lupia

University of Michigan professor Arthur Lupia studies the role of ignorance in politics. But he says Democrats are to blame for making issues too complicated for voters.

Vinnie Rotondaro

Vinnie Rotondaro explains why so many people voted for Trump. It wasn’t ideology, he says, but physical an psychological pain from circumstances of their life.

John Yarmuth

Bill Press interviews Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth.

Jim Hightower

Why is Trump hostile to actual facts?

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March 26, 2017

“Third Way” spokesman Jim Kessler says “The Rising American Electorate” is a fallacy. Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol says the Democratic Party needs to switch to a “big-tent” approach. Bill Press interviews Elizabeth Wydra on the Gorsuch nomination.


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Political moderate Jim Kessler, who has worked for prominent Democrats, says the party went wrong when it assumed it could win by relying only on minorities, Millennials, and single women. Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol says much the same thing and advises Democrats to adopt a “big-tent” approach to building Electoral College-proof majorities. And Bill Press interviews Elizabeth Wydra, head of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

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Jim Kessler

Jim Kessler, the policy director for the centrist “Third Way,” says 70 percent of the so-called “rising American electorate” is not liberal – they are moderate, and the Democrats need to appeal to the two-thirds of Americans who are not doing well.

Theda Skocpol

Professor Theda Skocpol warns that Democrats cannot stop the Republicans from radically changing America unless they can start winning elections. She has some ideas on how.

Elizabeth Wydra

Bill Press interviews Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch.

Jim Hightower

Why should we subsidize higher pay for insurance CEOs?

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