March 30, 2014

The Paul Ryan budget – the one that believes black men don’t have the culture to work – comes under attack from Democratic strategist Ed Kilgore. With Obamacare once again under fire at the Supreme Court and another sign-up deadline passing, health care analyst Phillip Longman talks about the policy challenges facing the Affordable Care Act. And law professor Stephen Griffin asks — and answers — how Congress can take a bigger role in decisions to go to war.

  • Mar. 30, 2014 Mar. 30, 2014 Ed Kilgore on the Ryan budget … Phil Longman on the challenges facing Obamacare … and Stephen Griffin on the role of Congress in deciding when to go to war.
  • Ed Kilgore Ed Kilgore While Paul Ryan rants about black men being lazy, Democratic analyst Ed Kilgore says the congressman’s budget is a no-compromise holding pattern meant to kill, not just slow down, social programs.
  • Phillip Longman Phillip Longman Phillip Longman studies the U.S. health care system and recommends it be treated as a “common carrier,” like a utility, in which prices are openly set for specific procedures.
  • Stephen Griffin Stephen Griffin When Russia annexed Crimea, it once again raised questions about the role of Congress and the White House in establishing foreign and national defense policy. Law professor Stephen Griffin says Congress should centralize its own decision-making.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower School lunches vs. fat cat dinners.

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September 15, 2013

Five years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers set off the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Economist James Galbraith analyzes what we have learned since then. At a time when the gap between rich and poor is at a 100-year high, demographer Phillip Longman finds a direct link between an American’s income and health. And Bill Press talks with Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

  • September 15, 2013 September 15, 2013 Five years after Lehman Brothers, economist James Galbraith says the financial sector is dysfunctional. And a demographer says your ZIP code determines your health.
  • James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith University of Texas economist James K. Galbraith says that five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the economy is starting to slowly come around.
  • Phillip Longman Phillip Longman Health expert Phillip Longman has found that where you live – and how much you make – directly correlates to your health status.
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Debbie Wasserman Schultz Bill Press and his guest, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Finding the money to fund higher education for all.

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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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July 21, 2013

An expert on Russia and Syria says whether we know it or not, it might be best for the West, Israel and Russia if Bashar al-Assad remains in power. Regular contributor Catherine Poe thinks that President Obama has gone off the rails and let the Republicans define who he is. And Bill Press talks with political science professor Larry Sabato.

  • July 21, 2013 July 21, 2013 When the dust settles in Syria, will the result be good for America? Will President Obama dare Republicans to vote down a jobs bill?
  • Mark Katz Mark Katz George Mason University Professor Mark Katz is an expert on Russian foreign policy and on Syria. He examines the geopolitics of the uprising against Bashar al-Assad, and has a surprising analysis.
  • Catherine Poe Catherine Poe Our regular contributor Catherine Poe thinks President Obama has gone off the rails, at least in terms of pursuing progressive policies. She says he has let the Republicans define him and that he needs to focus entirely on a comprehensive jobs program.
  • Larry Sabato Larry Sabato Bill Press and his guest, University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Charles Koch's World of Hairdressernomics.

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