#351 : October 22, 2017

John Prados on the history of the CIA and whistleblowers … Richard Clarke on why leaders don’t listen to intelligence experts … and Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione about one president who does not listen.

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Long-time CIA watcher John Prados answers the question of why so much information is classified, when everyone knows it already. Richard Clarke was the Bush administration official who foresaw 9-11 but was not heeded. We have an encore presentation about his new book about the Cassandra Syndrome. And Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund, talks with Bill Press about Trump’s potential to start new wars.


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John Prados

Intelligence watcher John Prados says the CIA is in danger of failing the country unless it becomes accountable for its product.

 

Richard Clarke

9-11 was just one instance of leaders ignoring solid evidence of impending disaster. Richard Clarke, who foresaw the tragedy, joins us in an encore segment to talk about this “Cassandra Syndrome.”

 

Joe Cirincione

Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund on Trump’s foreign policy.

 

Jim Hightower

Does Trump even know where Niger is?

 

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#350 : October 15, 2017

Mark Lilla says most of America sees Democrats as obsessed with identity politics. Damon Berry answers the question, “Is Donald Trump a white nationalist?” And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ro Khanna.

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Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla has opened a wound among Democrats, arguing that the party must stop emphasizing identity politics. Religion professor Damon Berry delves into the origin of the white nationalist movement. And Congressman Ro Khanna tells Bill Press that Senator Dianne Feinstein needs a primary challenge.


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Mark Lilla

Political scientist Mark Lilla urges Democrats to stop obsessing over Donald Trump and start working to change local and state governments, where most of the issues are decided.

 

Damon Berry

Religion professor Damon Berry says real Christians want nothing to do with the white nationalist movement, which he says is growing.

 

Ro Khanna

Bill Press interviews California Congressman Ro Khanna, who says some Democrat should challenge Senator Dianne Feinstein in a primary.

Jim Hightower

Are you ready for corporate America’s robot economy?

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Diplomacy

With Trump announcing his intention to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, we’re looking back at some of our favorite interviews on the topic of diplomacy. We hope that hearing from a few sane voices on the topic of our relationships with the rest of the world empower you to stand up and fight against the lunacy that is our current Republican leadership.

 

Stephen Miles

Defense policy expert Stephen Miles says that if the Iran nuclear deal is blocked by the GOP, it will lead to war

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Mike Ussery

Mike Ussery, a staunch Republican, is befuddled by Donald Trump’s grasp of foreign policy

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Tom Perriello

Former congressman from Virginia, Tom Perriello, just back from his visit to the Middle East, says the promising signs and unbelievable needs in Egypt speak to the necessity of maintaining funds in the U.S. budget for diplomacy and international aid.

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Eddie Goldberg

Professor Eddie Goldberg, an expert on globalism, says Trump will continue blowing smoke about China but nothing will happen because the two country’s economies are too closely linked.

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Michael Ussery

Michael Ussery says anti-Muslim rhetoric by some of his fellow Republicans makes things harder for American diplomacy.

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#349 : October 8, 2017

Emily Bazelon delves into the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering case. Jim Zogby urges progressives to do the nuts and bolts work. And Bill Press talks Las Vegas with Roll Call’s Jason Dick.

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The Supreme Court takes up the outrageous gerrymandering of the Wisconsin legislature. Professor Emily Bazelon explains the issue for us. Political strategist Jim Zogby says Democrats must recapture the votes of the age-old coalition that used to vote for them. And Jason Dick of Roll Call discusses the prospects for gun safety legislation.


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Emily Bazelon

Legal analyst Emily Bazelon says Republican gerrymandering is so bad it would require a Democratic voting margin of 7 percent nationwide to break even in House races.

Jim Zogby

Nuts and bolts organizing is the key for progressives to turn the country around, says campaign operative Jim Zogby.

Jason Dick

Bill Press interviews Roll Call’s Jason Dick about the Las Vegas shootings.

Jim Hightower

When will Wall Street quit being stupid?

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