March 12, 2017

Deborah Rhode says Democratic women need to run for office. Shauna Shames says nobody wants to run anymore! And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego

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Everyone says Democrats need to build from the ground up. And that, says feminist professor Deborah Rhode, means women running for office. But professor Shauna Shames has a study showing the best and the brightest want to be active in any possible way EXCEPT running for office. Both say nobody wants to run, partly because of the nastiness of modern campaigns. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego about Congress, Trump, and immigration policy.

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Deborah Rhode

Professor Deborah Rhode, author of a book called “Women and Leadership,” says when women run for office, they can win. But the problem is – they don’t run! She answers why.

Shauna Shames

Professor Shauna Shames has a remarkable new study of the most elite public policy students from Boston. She says “the ruling class doesn’t want to rule!” At least not by holding political office.

Ruben Gallego

Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona.

Jim Hightower

What should we do about a mentally ill president?

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March 5, 2017

Mike Ussery says China and Europe should be the focus, not Russia. Theresa Ghilarducci has a plan for retirement security for everyone. And Bill Press talks with Joe Cirinicione of the Ploughshares Fund.

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With Russia this, and Russia that, Republican former Ambassador Mike Ussery says Europe should be getting more attention from foreign policy planners. Labor economist Theresa Ghilarducci says Social Security isn’t in bad shape, but she has a plan for retirement insurance for everyone. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione about … what else? Russia!

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Mike Ussery

Mike Ussery, a Republican foreign policy expert, believes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can separate himself from his oil industry background and deal squarely with Russia.

Theresa Ghilarducci

Theresa Ghilarducci, an expert in the economics of retirement, has an idea for establishing pensions for everyone. In the meantime, she is telling people to delay taking Social Security benefits until age 70.

Joe Cirincione

Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund.

Jim Hightower

Trump’s hokey “mandate”

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February 26, 2017

Fred Harris has advice for younger Democrats, Vinnie Rontondaro explains how physical pain led people to vote for Trump. And Ben Wikler talks about the resistance on the Bill Press Show.

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With the big to-do over choosing a new Democratic National Committee chair, former DNC head and Senator Fred Harris, says the message has to be “we care about you, too.” Author Vinnie Rotondaro examines how Trump preyed upon the physical pain of many voters. And Bill Press interviews Ben Wikler, the Washington Director of Move-on.org

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Fred Harris

Fred Harris, sometimes called the godfather of populism, says progressives need to build a farm team now that we’ve lost a whole generation of younger people who should have been in Congress by now.

Vinnie Rotondaro

Donald Trump preyed on people’s physical, as well as economic pain, to get elected, but Vinnie Rotondaro says the president won’t take away their distress. “He’s just another pill – a temporary high.”

Ben Wikler

Bill Press interviews Ben Wikler, the Washington director of Move-on.org

Jim Hightower

Wall Street Plowboys.

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February 5, 2017

Arthur Lupia on why most voters are so ignorant. Jeff Hauser on presidential ethics. And Bill Press interviews DNC chair candidate Tom Perez.

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Political scientist Arthur Lupia explains why most people are ignorant about political issues and why Democrats fail to provide quick and easy answers. Ethics advocate Jeff Hauser runs down the astounding number of Trump’s conflicts of interest. And Tom Perez, candidate for chair of the DNC, tells Bill Press the party needs to knock on doors at the state and local level.

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Arthur Lupia

Political scientist Arthur Lupia, an expert on voter ignorance, says most people want quick and easy answers to their problems.

Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser is executive director of the Revolving Door Project and he says what we don’t know about Trump’s massive conflicts of interest is more important than what we do know.

Tom Perez

Bill Press interviews Tom Perez, who is running to become chair of the DNC.

Jim Hightower

Why is George Orwell’s “1984” a bestseller again?

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