#492 : A defining moment for progressive politics in America.

A defining moment for progressive politics in America. Plus, another attempt to sabotage the census. And Bill Press on why Trump is more dangerous now than ever before.

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The enduring legacy of Henry Wallace’s anti-fascist, anti-racist politics. Trump’s unconstitutional attempt to erase undocumented immigrants. Plus, Bill Press talks with leading psychiatrists about the growing threat of Donald Trump’s mental state.


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John Nichols

Seventy five years ago, Vice President Henry Wallace was one of the most progressive Democrats of his time. In his newest book, journalist John Nichols follows the rise and fall of Wallace in Democratic Party politics and says it’s a story we cannot afford to forget.

Dale Ho

Donald Trump is not  giving up in his fight to exclude noncitizens from the census. And Dale Ho is not giving up in his fight to stop Trump, and to ensure all communities are treated with dignity and respect.

Bill Press

Why leading psychiatrists are warning us about Trump’s mental state and why we need to reclaim reality. Bill Press with contributors to the New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.

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Jim Hightower

How intractable is CEO greed?

#491 : Words Matter

Words Matter. President Donald Trump’s increasingly dangerous rhetoric.  Plus, trade wars as class wars. A new way of thinking about the global economy. And a seasoned political strategist offers a roadmap for Democratic victory  in November.

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The dangerous effect of Trump’s toxic language and how to fight back.  Why trade wars are a threat to the global economy and international peace, and what we can do about it.   Plus,  Bill Press talks with Paul Begala on his new book You’re Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump.


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Helio Fred Garcia

Author Helio Fred Garcia’s newest book focuses on the language President Trump uses that conditions his audience to accept, condone, and even commit violence.  He says it’s up to all of us to name it for what it is, and hold him accountable for the consequences.

Matthew Klien

Matthew Klien’s newest book offers a provocative look at how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers.  He says it’s up to the United States to fix a broken trade system.

Paul Begala

Paul Begala, author of You’re Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump, tells Bill Press what Democrats need to do to win the most important election he has seen in his lifetime.

Jim Hightower

Trump’s one-word re-election campaign

#490 : A racial reckoning for America.

A racial reckoning for America. Will it be different this time? Plus, a new era of toxic politics and how it started.

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An extended conversation with Peniel E. Joseph on the still unfinished journey toward racial equality and true democracy in America. Plus, Bill Press with Julian Zelizer on how Newt Gingrich broke politics.


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Peniel E. Joseph – Pt. 1

Peniel E. Joseph is an American scholar, teacher, and leading public voice on race, democracy and civil rights. He says within this moment of national crisis is a generational opportunity to transform American democracy to one that is free of racial injustice.

Peniel E. Joseph – Pt. 2

We’re speaking with Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and author most recently of

 The Sword and The Shield:The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Julian Zelizer

The roots of today’s partisan warfare. Bill Press talks with Julian Zelizer, author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.

Jim Hightower

The virus that’s killing America

#489 : The political power of Black women.

The political power of Black women. The deepening crisis of America’s middle class. And, a recap of the latest Supreme Court term.

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Black women and their political pursuit for justice, fairness, and equity. Plus, with inequality soaring, America’s middle class is in retreat. How to turn it around.  And a surprising term for the Supreme Court. Bill Press with Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent for The New York Times. 


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Melanie Campbell

Melanie Campbell is known for her powerful ability to build diverse coalitions for the common good, and for advancing the political power of Black women.  She says Black women are taking their political leadership to new levels that will be felt far beyond the ballot box.

James Steele

In 1992, James Steele and Donald Barlett wrote their groundbreaking book on the economic decline of the working middle class in America.  Nearly thirty years later, James Steele says new policies are launching a fresh assault on the middle class.

Adam Liptak

New York Times correspondent Adam Liptak talks with Bill Press about the Supreme Court’s latest term and its tack to the center. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Sneaking public dollars into private schools