April 30, 2017

Centrist Jim Kessler on the power of purple America. David Callahan on the power of philanthropy. And Bill Press with Congressman Earl Blumenauer, sponsor of the “No-Trump Act.”

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Centrist leader Jim Kessler says the rank and file have disappeared in both political parties. Philanthropy expert David Callahan explains who the new philanthropists are and why they give money. And Bill Press interviews Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer on anti-Trump actions.

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Jim Kessler

Jim Kessler is vice president for policy of the Third Way, a centrist think tank, and he notes that Democrats have lost power because their base lives in very few enclaves, and rarely in rural areas.

David Callahan

Author David Callahan says progressive groups are leading the fight against money in politics but are ignoring the role of money in philanthropy, partly because they’re on the dole themselves.

Earl Blumenauer

Bill Press interviews Congressman Earl Blumenauer on a 25th Amendment solution to Donald Trump.

Jim Hightower

Real news, fake news… and BS news

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April 23, 2017

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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