#523 : The fight to hold Donald Trump liable

Inside the NAACP lawsuit against Trump for inciting the Capitol riot. How government segregated America and at what cost to Black Americans. Plus, Bill Press with Ari Berman on why voting rights are under attack.

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NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson on why the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 is being used today in a lawsuit against Trump. Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute on the endurance of housing segregation in America and the disastrous consequences. Plus Bill Press with Mother Jones Senior Reporter Ari Berman on a new wave of voter suppression across the country driven by the GOP


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Derrick Johnson

The fight to hold Donald Trump liable for his role in January 6 insurrection is far from over. Derrick Johnson explains why a law enacted in 1871 to counter white supremacists is central to that effort.

Richard Rothstein

Racial segregation in housing in Ameica underlies many of our most serious social problems.  In turning that around, Richard Rothstein says we have to acknowledge the role of government in making it happen.

Ari Berman

Bill Press with reporter Ari Berman on why the GOP is working so hard to restrict the right to vote  and why democracy is in danger. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

A Question of Nature

When corporate executives are absurdly hypocritical, yet so obtuse that they don’t even realize it, is it still hypocrisy… or are they just dimwitted?

Consider the histrionics emanating from corporate bunkers over rising public approval for the idea that nature be given legal rights that are enforceable in courts. The Rights of Nature movement argues that if, say, a mining conglomerate decapitates a mountain, that injured citizen of our natural world ought to have its day in court.


#522 : Overcoming political division during the pandemic.

A new era.  Overcoming political division during the pandemic. Bringing back government ethics and integrity after Trump.  Plus, Bill Press  with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the new normal after the pandemic.

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Greg Sargent on how Biden’s COVID policy can restore a sense of national purpose.  Daniel Farber on how President Biden can make government accountable again.  Plus a pandemic update and look ahead with Bill Press and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. 


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Greg Sargent

President Biden’s Covid policy includes a significant focus on rural America. Greg Sargent says it’s an excellent example of how Biden’s policy agenda can unify a divided America. 

Daniel Farber

Donald Trump was nothing less than a disaster for ethics and integrity in government. Daniel Farber says President Biden now faces an enormous challenge to undo the damage. 

Sanjay Gupta

Bill Press with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on how the pandemic is slowing down, and how it has changed life as we know it. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

What Makes Ted Cruz So Despicable?

In February, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ran off to a luxury resort in sunny Cancún, Mexico, during the deep freeze that devastated millions of his constituents. But I wasn’t mad that Ted fled; what upset me was that the government let him back into our country.

Cruz is, after all, the two-legged, self-aggrandizing ego that arrogantly and illegally tried to cancel the ballots of millions of voters in last year’s presidential election.


#521 : A progressive response to the COVID crisis.

A progressive response to the COVID crisis.  A labor movement game plan for the Biden administration.  Plus, Bill Press on the GOP’s bleak future as the party of Trump.

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Richard Eskow on what he sees missing in the progressive response to the coronavirus pandemic and how to change that. Jeff Schuhrke on what the Biden administration needs to do to deliver for the working class. Plus Bill Press with Charlie Sykes on Donald Trump’s grip on the GOP. 


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Richard Eskow

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing long-term systemic failures in American politics and culture.  Richard Eskow calls on progressives to recognize the enormity of the challenge and respond with uncompromising vision. 

Jeff Schuhrke

On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to be the “best friend labor has ever had in the White House.” Now that he’s there, Jeff Schuhrke says labor leaders aren’t taking anything for granted in their  fight to hold the new administration accountable to the needs of working Americans 

Charlie Sykes

Bill Press with Charlie Sykes, one of the original “Never Trumpers,” on the GOP’s continued and dangerous embrace of Donald Trump. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

What the Texas Deep Freeze Revealed


#520 : The new climate war and how to fight it.

The new climate war and how to fight it. What we are learning about race, gender, and political representation. Plus, Bill Press with the latest on the GOP plan to thwart democracy.

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Michael Mann says it’s a new day in the climate battle that can only be fought by believing we can still make a difference. Kerry L. Haynie on the record number of women of color in elected office and why it matters. Plus Bill Press with the Brennan Center’s  Eliza Sweren-Becker, on the surge in GOP-led efforts to suppress voting.


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Michael Mann

Climate scientist Michael Mann has achieved fame for his work in proving climate change is happening. He says that even as we move past climate denialism, the battle over how to take action against global warming is as urgent as ever.

Kerry L. Haynie

In his newest book, political scientist Kerry L. Haynie,  along with his co-authors, explores the intersection of race and gender in today’s political arena.  He says with more women of color in Congress than ever before, expect them to make a difference in important ways. 

Eliza Sweren-Becker

And now, Bill Press with Eliza Sweren-Becker, counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice on what’s next in the GOP’s unprecedented campaign to restrict voting rights. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

A wealth of riches, a poverty of morals.