April 20, 2014

How important is our DNA in determining our politics? A lot, says professor John Hibbing. It even determines who we marry. Political scientist Edward Caudill notes the hypocrisy of American lawmakers who decry the country’s relatively low standing in science education but who pass laws requiring the teaching of creationism. And Bill Press interviews Katie McGinty.

  • Apr. 20, 2014 Apr. 20, 2014 Political scientist John Hibbing says political beliefs are part of our DNA from an evolutionary point of view. Professor Edward Caudill says a large portion of the American public doesn’t even believe in evolution. And Bill Press interviews Katie McGinty.
  • John Hibbing John Hibbing Can conservatives moderate their views if only they had more correct information? Nope, says professor John Hibbing, who explains that our political opinions are largely a result of our DNA.
  • Edward Caudill Edward Caudill If we are ever going to make headway against the belief in creationism, progressives are going to have to engage the public in serious science education, says professor Edward Caudill.
  • Katie McGinty Katie McGinty Bill Press and his guest Katie McGinty discuss her run for Governor of Pennsylvania.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Spy agents turned into peeping Toms.

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December 1, 2013

Former Democratic Senate leader Alan Dixon says his party better start fixing Obamacare right away. Fabio Rojas, an expert on social media, says he can predict congressional elections by monitoring Twitter. And David Bergeron, a higher-education policymaker, has a series of student loan reforms in mind.

  • Dec. 1, 2013 Dec. 1, 2013 Politics this week -- former Senator Alan Dixon on Obamacare, Professor Fabio Rojas on Twitter as a predictor of elections, and education expert David Bergeron on the politics of student loans.
  • Alan Dixon Alan Dixon Alan Dixon was a senator from Illinois for two terms and was chief deputy whip for the Democrats. Well known as a moderate, he has some harsh words for both parties and calls on congressional Democrats to fix Obamacare.
  • Fabio Rojas Fabio Rojas Indiana University professor Fabio Rojas studies politics and social media. And he believes that Twitter activity can predict the outcome of close House elections.
  • David Bergeron David Bergeron Finally, higher education expert David Bergeron of the Center for American Progress has a plan to firm up the national student loan program. The place to start is choosing where to go to college in the first place.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Coke's Conspiracy against tap water.

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September 8, 2013

An expert in national security defines the two biggest threats to America 12 years after 9/11. The fall semester at colleges around the country has begun, and a former Education Department official has an idea on how to lessen the massive debt burden facing American students. And Bill Press talks with Representative Jim Moran about Syria, and why the Virginia congressman doesn’t attend classified briefings.

  • September 8, 2013 September 8, 2013 Chemical and biological weapons, along with cyberwarfare, are our national security threats. Also, a new semester and still no help for students who are in debt.
  • Michael Greenberger Michael Greenberger Law professor and homeland security expert Michael Greenberger says the two greatest threats to national security 12 years after 9/11 are cyberwarfare and chemical weapons.
  • David Bergeron David Bergeron David Bergeron was a top official in the Education Department. He has a plan for the government to make it a little easier for college graduates to pay off their debt.
  • Jim Moran Jim Moran Bill Press talks with Representative Jim Moran about Syria, and why the Virginia congressman doesn’t attend classified briefings.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The GOP nincompoops' response to Wendy Davis supporters.

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