How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop.

How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop. How the battle for marriage equality was won. Plus Bill Press on how to confront a “code red” for our planet.

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Erica Payne on her new book Tax the Rich!: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer. Sasha Issenberg on his new book The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage. Plus Bill Press with Jaime Williams, President of the Wilderness Society on what has to happen to avert climate catastrophe.


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Erica Payne

In 2010, Erica Payne organized some of the richest Americans to demand higher taxes on millionaires like themselves.  Her new book offers an insider’s view of how the wealthy have rigged the tax code in their favor and offers a blueprint to unrig it.

Sasha Issenberg

In his newest book, Sasha Issenberg chronicles the 25 years that led up to marriage equality. It tells the story of how same-sex marriage went from fringe to mainstream and explores what can be learned for ongoing civil rights movements.

Jaime Williams

Bill Press with Jaime Williams, President of the Wilderness Society on key takeaways from the latest UN Report on climate change and why it is an urgent call to action. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Working From Home – While Your Boss Watches You on Video

If you’re a corporate employee, you know that something unpleasant is afoot when top executives are suddenly issuing statements about how committed they are to their employees, making sure that all of them are treated with dignity and respect.

For example, the PR chief of a global outfit named Teleperformance, one of the world’s largest call centers, was recently going on and on about how “We value our people and their well-being, safety, and happiness.” Why did the corporation feel such a desperate need to proclaim its virtue?


The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering.

The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering. Why America needs a Tech New Deal. Plus Bill Press with a harrowing look at Trump’s final year.

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David Daley on why time is running out to stop Republican gerrymandering. Nicol Turner Lee on what it will take to deliver digital equity in a post-pandemic world. Plus Bill Press with Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker on their new book  I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year. 


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David Daley

The once-a-decade process of redistricting has begun, and the stakes could hardly be higher. David Daley is one of the nation’s leading authorities on partisan gerrymandering. And he says if Democrats don’t do more to stop it, Republicans will have the power to shape elections for years to come. 

Nicol Turner Lee

The pandemic didn’t create the digital divide, but it certainly has revealed the depth and severity of its impact. Nicol Turner Lee has studied the digital divide for more than two decades. She says any plan to “build back better” must ensure digital equity for all. 

Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker 

And now, Bill Press with Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker on their behind-the-scenes story of former president Trump’s last year in office. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Working From Home – While Your Boss Watches You on Video

If you’re a corporate employee, you know that something unpleasant is afoot when top executives are suddenly issuing statements about how committed they are to their employees, making sure that all of them are treated with dignity and respect.

For example, the PR chief of a global outfit named Teleperformance, one of the world’s largest call centers, was recently going on and on about how “We value our people and their well-being, safety, and happiness.” Why did the corporation feel such a desperate need to proclaim its virtue?


The state of Black America in 2021

The state of Black America in 2021. A new chapter in progressive politics and how we got here. Plus Bill Press with Dana Milbank, op-ed columnist for The Washington Post.

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Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League with a call to action to create a more equitable and inclusive nation. Mark Schmitt on the rebuilding of the left in American politics. Plus Bill Press with Dana Milbank on the GOP attempt to rewrite the history of January 6. 


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Marc Morial

An annual report released by the National Urban League concludes that we are living in a historic moment that demands that historic injustices are recognized and repaired. For National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, that means that as America seeks to move beyond COVID 19, it cannot return to what passed for normal before the pandemic struck.

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt is an expert on progressive political reform. In this moment of new possibility, he calls on progressive democrats to recognize the years of successful organizing that got us here. 

Dana Milbank

Bill Press with Dana Milbank on what should come next for the 

Capitol Hill insurrectionists and the January 6 select committee. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Shortage, Start With the Wage Shortage

At a recent congressional hearing on America’s so-called “labor shortage,” megabanker Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, offered this insight: “People actually have a lot of money, and they don’t particularly feel like going back to work.”

Uh… Jamie… most people are living paycheck to paycheck, and since COVID-19 hit, millions have lost their jobs, savings, and even homes. So, they’re not exactly lollygagging around the house, counting their cash.


A democracy test in Texas.

A democracy test in Texas and the future of voting rights in America. Why it’s time for government to “go big” again. Plus Bill Press with Joe Trippi on what it will take to defeat Trumpism.

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Texas State Representative Richard Peña Raymond on why he had to leave the state to protect democracy. An extended conversation with Jim Hightower on protecting the vote, building a wall, going big on infrastructure, and the folly of rich people taking joy rides into space. Plus Bill Press with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi on why he is teaming up with Republicans to stop an authoritarian movement fueled by Donald Trump.


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Richard Peña Raymond

The dramatic exodus of Democratic Texas lawmakers to Washington this month denies Texas Republicans the two-thirds quorum they need to pass new voting restrictions. Among the lawmakers who left is State Representative Richard Peña Raymond.  He says this battle to protect democracy is much bigger than Texas.

Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower’s website states that he “has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be”. In this extended conversation, he explains why the battle over the future of Texas is about more than stopping Republicans from suppressing voters. It’s about reaching out to all Texans with a progressive populist message.

Joe Trippi

Bill Press with Democratic strategist Joe Trippi on how close we are to losing our democracy and why he is  working across party lines to save it. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPresPods.com.

Jim Hightower

There’s Rich, Ugly Rich, and Jeff Bezos

I cheered recently when the richest man on Earth had himself rocketed into space. But then he came back down.

There’s nothing irredeemably wrong about being rich – indeed, one good role model for handling wealth, rather than letting it handle you, is music superstar Dolly Parton. She donated a cool million bucks to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2020 to help finance its development of the “Moderna” vaccine that’s now preventing millions of people from dying with COVID-19.