March 30, 2014

The Paul Ryan budget – the one that believes black men don’t have the culture to work – comes under attack from Democratic strategist Ed Kilgore. With Obamacare once again under fire at the Supreme Court and another sign-up deadline passing, health care analyst Phillip Longman talks about the policy challenges facing the Affordable Care Act. And law professor Stephen Griffin asks — and answers — how Congress can take a bigger role in decisions to go to war.

  • Mar. 30, 2014 Mar. 30, 2014 Ed Kilgore on the Ryan budget … Phil Longman on the challenges facing Obamacare … and Stephen Griffin on the role of Congress in deciding when to go to war.
  • Ed Kilgore Ed Kilgore While Paul Ryan rants about black men being lazy, Democratic analyst Ed Kilgore says the congressman’s budget is a no-compromise holding pattern meant to kill, not just slow down, social programs.
  • Phillip Longman Phillip Longman Phillip Longman studies the U.S. health care system and recommends it be treated as a “common carrier,” like a utility, in which prices are openly set for specific procedures.
  • Stephen Griffin Stephen Griffin When Russia annexed Crimea, it once again raised questions about the role of Congress and the White House in establishing foreign and national defense policy. Law professor Stephen Griffin says Congress should centralize its own decision-making.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower School lunches vs. fat cat dinners.

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March 9, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and historian Terry Golway tells us how the Irish political machine known as Tammany Hall became the forerunner of the New Deal. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro compares President Obama to a couple of Republicans – Teddy Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush. And Bill Press interviews Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes about big money in Washington.

 

  • Mar. 9, 2014 Mar. 9, 2014 Terry Golway reconsiders Tammany Hall … Fred Rotondaro says Obama’s foreign policy is strong … and Bill Press interviews Congressman John Sarbanes.
  • Terry Golway Terry Golway Tammany Hall no longer exists, but when it did, the New York political machine created a social safety net at the neighborhood level long before government programs came along. Author Terry Golway thinks we still need strong political organizations like that.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Analyst Fred Rotondaro says Republicans blame President Obama for everything that goes wrong in the world, but his foreign policy is actually strong – speaking softly and carrying a big stick.
  • John Sarbanes John Sarbanes Bill Press and his guest, Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower California's Water Crisis is Becoming a Beer Crisis.

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March 3, 2014

Edward Caudill explains how only 60 percent of Americans believe in evolution – and more than half of Republicans don’t. With America on the verge of withdrawing from Afghanistan, Professor Stephen Griffin argues that the Constitution may not be adequate for keeping the country out of wars. And Bill Press interviews Father Thomas Reese of the National Catholic Reporter about the impact of Pope Francis.

 

  • March 2, 2014 March 2, 2014 Professor Ed Caudill on creationism … Professor Stephen Griffin on war powers … and Bill Press talks with Thomas Reese about Pope Francis.
  • Ed Caudill Ed Caudill Journalism professor Ed Caudill says the media are promoting ignorance of science when they feel obliged to give the nonexistent “other side” of evolution.
  • Stephen Griffin Stephen Griffin Is the Constitution adequate when it comes to deciding when the nation should go to war? Tulane law professor Stephen Griffin suggests it is not and that Congress ought to take back some power from the White House.
  • Thomas Reese Thomas Reese Bill Press and his guest, Vatican expert Father Thomas Reese.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Ted Nugent brings bigotry and misogyny to the Texas governor's race.

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February 23, 2014

Peter Singer is one of the country’s leading experts on the Internet and the riveting gripping issues of cybersecurity, cyberterrorism — and cute cat videos. With the CBO weighing on both sides of the minimum wage debate, poverty expert Chris Wimer foresees a future of a “trickle UP” economy. And Bill Press interviews Zoe Carpenter, of “The Nation” on the subject of climate change.

  • Feb. 23, 2014 Feb. 23, 2014 Internet expert Peter Singer talks about internet security – and cute cats. Poverty researcher Chris Wimer calls for a “trickle UP” economy. And Bill Press talks climate change with Zoe Carpenter of “The Nation”
  • Peter Singer Peter Singer The Internet is undergoing huge changes, says expert Peter Singer, and while President Obama was ELECTED by the Internet, he might go down in history as the president who LOST the Internet.
  • Chris Wimer Chris Wimer Now that the CBO has weighed in on the minimum wage – providing ammunition for both progressives and conservatives – poverty research Chris Wimer calls for a balanced approach based on a “trickle up” economy.
  • Zoe Carpenter Zoe Carpenter Bill Press and his guest, “The Nation’s” Zoe Carpenter on climate change.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Tom Perkins speaks. Again.

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