January 6, 2013

In partnership with Oliver Stone, American University Professor Peter Kuznick has produced a Showtime series on the “Untold History of the United States.” He offers some historical insights that present a different view of Henry Wallace … and Joseph Stalin.

Sally Denton has written a book about an establishment plot to oust Franklin D. Roosevelt, and she compares his opponents to those who smeared President Obama.

And Bill Press’s guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California, asks her Republican colleagues, “What are you here for?”

  • Jan. 6, 2013 Jan. 6, 2013 Did that really happen? Two authors provide historical secrets from the New Deal and from the Cold War.
  • Peter Kuznick Peter Kuznick Peter Kuznick is a professor at American University. He has teamed up with controversial director Oliver Stone to produce a series for Showtime that offers an alternate history of the United States since World War II. He has also written a book to go along with the series, and he says it is just another side to American history.
  • Sally Denton Sally Denton Horrendous economic conditions, broken capitalism, vicious lies aimed at the president. These circumstances that faced President Obama were also present following the election of FDR in 1932. Author Sally Denton examines the plot against Roosevelt and points out the similarity of the tactics used by the right-wing hate machine to those used against Obama.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press's guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California, asks her Republican colleagues, “What are you here for?”
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Deep inside the "Taxpayer Relief Act."

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December 9, 2012

Did you know that Democratic “bosses” made FDR accept Harry Truman as vice president? Did you know that Truman was “very anti-Semitic and racist”? Did you know that Japan did not surrender primarily because of the atom bomb? These are parts of “The Untold History of the United States,” a book and Showtime series coauthored by Oliver Stone and our guest today, Professor Peter Kuznick.

Columnist Catherine Poe reviews the Republican version of the DREAM Act, and tells us -– thankfully — it has no chance of enactment.

And Bill Press interviews tax expert Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress about a solution to the budget and deficit problem.

  • Dec. 9, 2012 Dec. 9, 2012 A provocative take on untold stories of American history ,and provocative ideas from the GOP on immigration and from progressives on taxes and spending.
  • Peter Kuznick Peter Kuznick A new book and Showtime Television series presents an “Untold” story of American history, Co-author Peter Kuznick, tells us that Democratic party bosses, the British and the French hated FDR’s vice president Henry Wallace because he was anti-Wall Street and anti-fascist.The result, he says, was the atom bomb and the Cold War.
  • Catherine Poe  Catherine Poe Some Senate Republicans are offering an alternative to the Dream Act as a way of loosening immigration restrictions. Regular contributor and columnist Catherine Poe says it not only fails to lead to citizenship, it fails to have any chance of passage.
  • Michael Linden Michael Linden Bill Press interviews tax expert Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress about a solution to the budget and deficit problem.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Boehner's pitiful budget pitches...

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December 2, 2012

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says no matter who is selected as secretary of state, he doesn’t expect any radical transformation of U.S. foreign policy. Historian and author Michael Lind talks with us about different long-term waves in American history, where we are now and where we are going. And Bill Press interviews Senator Chris Coons of Delaware about the so-called fiscal cliff … and why going over it might not be so bad.

  • Dec. 2, 2012 Dec. 2, 2012 Domestic and foreign policy outlooks in the second term, and a backlash looms against the discredited ideology of Reaganism.
  • Tom Daschle Tom Daschle Long-time leader of Democrats in the Senate, and an expert on health care and foreign policy, Tom Daschle says that in the president’s second term, a lot of hurdles face full implementation of Obamacare but that foreign policy is going to remain on an even keel, no matter who is named secretary of state.
  • Michael Lind Michael Lind Historian Michael Lind thinks the story of America is of long-term waves of technology and social upheaval. Where are we now? He says we are at the end of the Reagan era and there will be a backlash against its discredited policies in the near future.
  • Chris Coons Chris Coons Bill Press interviews Senator Chris Coons of Delaware about the so-called fiscal cliff … and why going over it might not be so bad.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower By axing parks, politicos are stealing from the people.

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November 25, 2012

A Columbia University expert on the Middle East says if Romney had won the election, it would have meant “a green light for war” on Iran. Now, he says, sanctions will have a chance to work. Author Phil Longman has an idea – give every American at birth a federal savings account that the parents and the child would contribute to for a lifetime. And with everyone talking about the Lincoln movie, presidential historian Leon Billings reviews the best presidential libraries, recommending a stop in Springfield, Illinois.

  • Nov. 25, 2012 Nov. 25, 2012 The Middle East is in turmoil and the middle class is in danger. And in middle America, a visit to the Lincoln presidential library.
  • Richard Bulliet Richard Bulliet Richard Bulliet is a Columbia University professor and an expert on the Middle East. He says Obama’s re-election is promising in terms of containing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, as opposed to the “greenlight for war” that would have resulted from Romney winning the election.
  • Phil Longman Phil Longman Phil Longman is a progressive thinker, and he has a program he believes would preserve the middle class for generations – a lifetime savings account funded by the government to start and built by obligatory contributions from the holder’s salary.
  • Leon Billings Leon Billings Washington consultant Leon Billings recently took a vacation … touring presidential libraries and museums. He talks about his favorites, and finds that the Lincoln library is ideal for children, and Clinton’s is the most educational.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower An election edition of the news of the weird.

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