June 28, 2015

On the anniversary of American independence, journalist and First Amendment expert David Shipler says there is a mixed picture of free speech. Legally, you can say anything you want, but there are sometimes invisible cultural limits. Political reform advocate Lee Drutman says the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision is not helping corporations run Congress as much as old-fashioned lobbying is. And Bill Press interviews New York Congressman Paul Tonko, an opponent of TPP.




  • Jun. 28, 2015 Jun. 28, 2015 David Shipler on the state of the First Amendment, Lee Drutman on corporate influence peddling, and Bill Press interviews New York Congressman Paul Tonko on TPP.
  • David Shipler David Shipler Free speech expert David Shipler gives us an Independence Day review of free speech, a free press in the Internet era, and the merits of whistle-blowing by Edward Snowden.
  • Lee Drutman Lee Drutman Lee Drutman studies the role of influence-peddling in government and says that corporations spend 34 times as much as issue advocacy groups. And that, he concludes, is just not a fair fight.
  • Paul Tonko Paul Tonko Bill Press and his guest. TPP opponent Congressman Paul Tonko.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower "The Donald Show"


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June 21, 2015

Maryland’s new attorney general, Brian Frosh, talks about fracking, offshore drilling and gun control. Peace advocate Stephen Miles says if Republicans scuttle an agreement, the U.S. and Iran will be on a collision course to war. And Bill Press interviews Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth.



  • June 21, 2015 June 21, 2015 Maryland attorney general Frosh on fracking … peace advocate Stephen Miles on U.S. policy toward Iran … and Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth.
  • Brian Frosh Brian Frosh Maryland’s new Democratic attorney general, Brian Frosh, says he plans to be active on issues facing his and many states – fighting fracking, offshore drilling and guns.
  • Stephen Miles Stephen Miles Peace advocate and arms expert Stephen Miles says an agreement between the U.S. and Iran is the greatest opportunity to solve one of America’s biggest national security threats.
  • John Yarmuth John Yarmuth Bill Press and his guest, Congressman John Yarmuth.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Jeb launches "Pickett's Charge" campaign.


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June 14, 2015

Some tough words for progressives from former Congressman Barney Frank: Don’t just march – start doing the dirty work of getting Democrats elected. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is doomed. And Bill Press interviews Sister Simone Campbell about the Pope’s upcoming encyclical on climate change.


  • June 14, 2015 June 14, 2015 Barney Frank with a message for progressives … Fred Rotondaro on TPP and the 2016 campaign … and Bill Press with Sister Simone Campbell, of Nuns on the Bus.
  • Barney Frank  Barney Frank Barney Frank says progressives have to do more dirty work, and less shouting, to get people voting -- and voting Democratic.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro says the Trans-Pacific Partnership protects only corporations, not workers, and he has some predictions about the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.
  • Simone Campbell Simone Campbell Bill Press and his guest, Sister Simone Campbell.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Stop Postal executives from destroying our Postal Service.


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June 7, 2015

A former NAFTA negotiator weighs in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Ira Shapiro argues it will benefit the American economy and put us in a better position to compete with China. With the Supreme Court ready to end its term with a flurry of important decisions, legal expert Ian Millhiser concludes that, historically, the Court has sided against the good guys. And Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier, an opponent of TPP.

 

  • June 7, 2015 June 7, 2015 Former trade negotiator Ira Shapiro says fears about the TPP are exaggerated … Judicial analyst Ian Millhiser indicts the Supreme Court. And Bill Press interviews TPP opponent Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Ira Shapiro Ira Shapiro Ira Shapiro negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement. He tells us why he thinks the very controversial Trans Pacific Partnership is necessary, and that it is not as bad as progressives have made it out to be.
  • Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser has written extensively about the Supreme Court. As the nine Justices finish this term with important rulings, he says that, time and time again, the good guys lose in the highest court in the land.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, discuss the TPP.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Feingold to Snowden to Paul: Curtailing the Patriot Act.

 

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