August 27, 2017

Geoffrey Stone tells the history of sex and the Constitution, and Brooke Kroeger tells the history of men helping women get the vote 100 years ago. Alexi McCammond comments on Trump and Congress on the Bill Press Show.

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The Constitution doesn’t say anything about sex – though the Declaration of Independence promoted the pursuit of happiness – but for the past hundred years or so, courts have been in our bedrooms. Law Professor Geoffrey Stone has the low-down. One hundred years after women won the right to vote, professor Brooke Kroeger reveals the role that men – or “suffragents” – played in the movement. And commentator Alexi McCammond of Axios talks with Peter Ogburn on the Bill Press Show about the friction between Trump and Congress.

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Geoffrey Stone

For most of history, society had no problem with contraception, abortion, or obscenity … until state legislatures and courts became obsessed with sex. Professor Geoffrey Stone says it was because of the evangelical movement.

 

Brooke Kroeger

One hundred years ago… it was the pillars of New York society – men of industry, law, and letters – who marched for and helped win women’s right to vote. Professor Brooke Kroeger tells the story of the “suffragents.”

 

Alexi McCammond

Guest host Peter Ogburn interviews commentator Alexi McCammond on the Bill Press Show.

Jim Hightower

Trump versus the wisdom of Robert E. Lee

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August 20, 2017

Sheryll Cashin recounts the story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Richard Rothstein indicts government for promoting segregated housing. And Bill Press interviews Jess O’Connell of the DNC.

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The legacy of racism in America is our subject this week. Author Sheryll Cashin tells the story of the Supreme Court’s “Loving v. Virginia” case and how it was the first legal mention of “white supremacy.” Richard Rothstein reveals that segregated housing is not an accident but a deliberate policy of local, state and federal governments. And the Democratic National Committee’s Jess O’Connell talks with Bill Press about the party’s new “rise and organize” program.

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Sheryll Cashin

Law professor and civil rights author Sheryll Cashin talks about the Supreme Court case – Loving v. Virginia — that first enunciated the existence of “white supremacy.”

 

Richard Rothstein

There is no major American city that is not racially segregated in housing says author Richard Rothstein. And it isn’t coincidence. State, local, and federal agencies made it that way on purpose.

 

Jess O’Connell

Bill Press interviews Jess O’Connell, head of the DNC’s new “rise and organize” campaign.

Jim Hightower

Who’s left for Trump to tweet-bomb?

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August 13, 2017

Nathan Kalmoe says the vast majority of voters pay zero attention to issues. James Forman argues that criminal justice ought to be approached from a public health perspective. And Bill Press talks with author Jon Allen about North Korea.

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Political science professor Nathan Kalmoe reveals that people vote based not on policy questions but on party, as if supporting their favorite sports team. Law professor James Forman Junior talks about the crisis in the criminal justice system and how every element of law enforcement passes the buck. And political author Jon Allen talks with Bill Press about Trump and North Korea..

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Nathan Kalmoe

Professor Nathan Kalmoe explains what we think we already knew – people nowadays vote based on party identification and group identity rather than on what they believe.

James Forman Junior

There are plenty of villains in a system in which 7 million people are under criminal justice supervision, but law professor James Forman Junior says they aren’t just Nixon, Reagan, and Sessions, but all of us.

Jon Allen

Bill Press interviews Jon Allen, author of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.”

Jim Hightower

Who’ll help America’s hard-hit gold miners?

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August 6, 2017

Richard Clarke explains the Cassandra syndrome — why experts are ignored. Political scholar Dante Chinni says the Democrats can’t nominate a bore in 2020. And Bill Press interviews Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

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National security expert Richard Clarke explains why experts are so frequently ignored by policy makers on life-and-death issues. Political blogger Dante Chinni, who studies political division in red and blue America, says Trump voters are NOT getting the short end of the economic stick, but it’s shorter than it used to be. And the mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, talks with Bill Press about community policing and health care.

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Richard Clarke

Richard Clarke, an intelligence and defense expert in several administrations, says the biggest threat to national security is global warming.

 

Dante Chinni

What kind of presidential candidate should the Democrats nominate in 2020? Political analyst Dante Chinni says someone who is experienced, level-headed, and not a bore.

Greg Fischer

Bill Press interviews Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

 

Jim Hightower

When will Wall Street quit being stupid?

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