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 19, 2017

Todd Gitlin calls on progressives to keep up the resistance every single day. Gene Stone says the resistance needs to choose winnable battles. And Bill Press interviews Senator Amy Klobuchar about the Trump Administration ties with Russia.

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Todd Gitlin, a chronicler of the New Left and the progressive movement, says anti-Trump forces must keep up every day resistance and widen the circle of people who are committed to fighting. Author Gene Stone says progressives need to pick and choose issues and fight only winnable battles. And Bill Press interviews Senator Amy Klobuchar about the Trump Administration’s nefarious ties with Russia.

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Todd Gitlin

Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin, a long-time chronicler of progressive politics, urges the left to nail down a simple program that appeals to the general public.

Gene Stone

Gene Stone’s new book, “The Trump Survival Guide, has a checklist for progressives to translate despair into activism. He advises, choose winnable battles.

Amy Klobuchar

Bill Press interviews Senator Amy Klobuchar about what’s going on between the Trump Administration and Russia.

Jim Hightower

What’s 2017’s biggest banking fraud?

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February 12, 2017

Prominent professors Dan Rodgers and Allan Lichtman urge Democrats to resist Trump but also come up with a new message. And Bill Press discusses the state of the Democratic Party with journalist Gabriel Debenedetti.

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Eminent historian Dan Rodgers says it’s the job of Democrats to obstruct most of the Trump agenda and create a new coalition. Political science professor Allan Lichtman, who predicted the election outcome, warns that Trump is sounding alarms about the advent of fascism. And Bill Press reviews Obama’s legacy within the Democratic Party with Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti.

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Dan Rodgers

Princeton history professor emeritus Dan Rodgers says the Republican political agenda is a simple-minded fairy tale and that it is the job of Democrats to obstruct their agenda.

Allan Lichtman

Political scientist Allan Lichtman says he won’t call it “fascism,” but early signs from Trump are sounding alarms as to what to expect.

Gabriel Debenedetti

Bill Press interviews Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti about the future of the Democratic Party.

Jim Hightower

There’s a word for Trump’s latest flimflamming of workers

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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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