March 23, 2014

The ever-provocative economics writer David Cay Johnston predicts riots and revolution if income inequality continues on its present course. Activist Valerie Ervin talks about her organization for working families and how building coalitions can actually move the needle toward more social justice. And Bill Press interviews political prognosticator Jennifer Duffy about the 2014 election outlook in the Senate, a “jump ball” situation.

  • Mar. 23, 2014 Mar. 23, 2014 Provocative ideas about the growing income gap from journalist David Cay Johnston and social justice activist, and former officeholder, Valerie Ervin. And the 2014 Senate election outlook from Jennifer Duffy.
  • David Cay Johnston David Cay Johnston Pulitzer Prize winning author David Cay Johnston says if the current income inequality trend continues we are going to see riots and revolutions. Trickle-down doesn’t work, he says. Instead, we have “Amazon up” economics.
  • Valerie Ervin Valerie Ervin The plight of minimum wage workers and the growing gap between rich and poor “is not the America we signed up for,” says former officeholder and now social activist Valerie Ervin.
  • Jennifer Duffy Jennifer Duffy Bill Press and his guest, Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The symbolism of one adjunct professor's death.

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March 16, 2014

Jonathan Allen, co-author of a best-selling book about Hillary Clinton, says there is no evidence she denied security protection in Benghazi. Political scientist Dante Chinni tells us where the new swing states are. They’re in the suburbs. And Bill Press interviews ACLU lawyer Chris Anders about the Senate battle with the CIA.


  • This Week How would Hillary Clinton run the White House? Author Jonathan Allen says clues can be found in her Secretary of Stateship. Professor Dante Chinni says the political map can be defined by Starbucks and Whole Foods. And Bill Press interviews the ACLU’s Chris Anders This Week
  • Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen How did Hillary Clinton manage her tenure as Secretary of State? Jonathan Allen, a journalist and co-author of a best-selling book about her, says how she ran State could be a precursor as to how she might run a White House.
  • Dante Chinni Dante Chinni Where is the political fault line in American politics today? Professor Dante Chinni pinpoints it at the place where suburbs meet the exurbs.
  • Chris Anders Chris Anders Bill Press interviews the ACLU’s Chris Anders about the Senate battle with the CIA.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The millionaires' Congress vs. the people.

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March 9, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and historian Terry Golway tells us how the Irish political machine known as Tammany Hall became the forerunner of the New Deal. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro compares President Obama to a couple of Republicans – Teddy Roosevelt and George H.W. Bush. And Bill Press interviews Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes about big money in Washington.


  • Mar. 9, 2014 Mar. 9, 2014 Terry Golway reconsiders Tammany Hall … Fred Rotondaro says Obama’s foreign policy is strong … and Bill Press interviews Congressman John Sarbanes.
  • Terry Golway Terry Golway Tammany Hall no longer exists, but when it did, the New York political machine created a social safety net at the neighborhood level long before government programs came along. Author Terry Golway thinks we still need strong political organizations like that.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Analyst Fred Rotondaro says Republicans blame President Obama for everything that goes wrong in the world, but his foreign policy is actually strong – speaking softly and carrying a big stick.
  • John Sarbanes John Sarbanes Bill Press and his guest, Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower California's Water Crisis is Becoming a Beer Crisis.

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March 3, 2014

Edward Caudill explains how only 60 percent of Americans believe in evolution – and more than half of Republicans don’t. With America on the verge of withdrawing from Afghanistan, Professor Stephen Griffin argues that the Constitution may not be adequate for keeping the country out of wars. And Bill Press interviews Father Thomas Reese of the National Catholic Reporter about the impact of Pope Francis.


  • March 2, 2014 March 2, 2014 Professor Ed Caudill on creationism … Professor Stephen Griffin on war powers … and Bill Press talks with Thomas Reese about Pope Francis.
  • Ed Caudill Ed Caudill Journalism professor Ed Caudill says the media are promoting ignorance of science when they feel obliged to give the nonexistent “other side” of evolution.
  • Stephen Griffin Stephen Griffin Is the Constitution adequate when it comes to deciding when the nation should go to war? Tulane law professor Stephen Griffin suggests it is not and that Congress ought to take back some power from the White House.
  • Thomas Reese Thomas Reese Bill Press and his guest, Vatican expert Father Thomas Reese.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Ted Nugent brings bigotry and misogyny to the Texas governor's race.

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