AmericasDemocrats.org–September 25, 2011

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James K. Galbraith

Regular guest James K. Galbraith shares his thoughts on the debt super committee. As they begin their search for areas of the budget to cut, Galbraith says they need to steer clear of entitlement programs.\

James Galbraith’s website

The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too

 

 

 

Michael Ussery

Mike Ussery, former ambassador to Morocco and veteran of seven political campaigns, discusses the 2012 Republican presidential field. He gives us a Republican perspective on which candidates Democrats should be taking seriously.

Bulgarian American Business Center

 

Jared Bernstein

An interview by Bill Press with Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, who says it’s too soon for the government to “get out of the way” when it comes to the economy.

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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Jared Bernstein’s Website


AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 17th, 2011

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Peter Barca



Republicans in Wisconsin spent the first half of the year attacking organized labor, and now they’re paying the price: nine Republican state senators are being recalled for their anti-union views. Peter Barca, Democratic Minority Leader in the Wisconsin State Assembly, updates us on the recall elections in his state and tells us what games Republicans have been playing to keep Democrats from taking control of the Wisconsin state senate.

Rep. Peter Barca

James K. Galbraith



James K. Galbraith
is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and  Security.  Here he discusses the debate that shouldn’t be a debate at all: the debt ceiling. He explains the 14th Amendment and what it means for pensions, paying off debt, and more.

Hawk Nation: A Guide to the Catastrophic Debt Ceiling Debate

Steve Israel


An interview by Bill Press with Congressman Steve Israel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He says the American people are having serious buyer’s remorse, which could result in Democrats taking the House back in 2012.

Congressman Israel

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

AmericasDemocrats.Org — July 10th, 2011

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James K. Galbraith


James K. Galbraith is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security.  In this interview, says all the hype surrounding a double-dip recession is just a red herring. He tells us we should be more afraid of the cuts that are closing nursing homes and making seniors homeless.

Julius Getman


Julius Getman, professor of labor law at the University of Texas at Austin Law School, discusses his book Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement.  He talks about the legal system’s historic prejudice against labor and says teachers deserve to have a say in their work.

James Clyburn


An interview by Bill Press with Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, who says Democrats will take back the House of Representatives in 2012 if they send the message to Republicans that cutting Medicare is off limits.

AmericasDemocrats.org– May 22nd, 2011

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James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security.  In this interview, he talks about why the Republican budget plan is wrongheaded, and what would be a better way to reduce the deficit and spur economic recovery.

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  • James K. Galbraith’s Web site
  • LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Jesse Bragg

    Jesse Bragg is the Executive Director of the Vermont Democratic Party.   He got a taste for Vermont politics while at the University of Vermont, and shortly after graduation, he jumped into the action, working for the Democratic party in 2008 in Burlington, helping Dan Smith with his mayoral campaign and then  joined up with Organizing for America to build support for issues such as national health care reform.  Here he tells us about Vermont’s Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin’s pledge to sign into law this week a bill to provide universal health care to Vermont residents.

    Vermont Democratic Party

    Congressman Chris Van Hollen

    Bill Press interviews U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD) on raising the debt ceiling, and the foiled attempt to end oil company subsidies.  He says Republican members of Congress are using the deficit reduction crusade for the purpose of “strangling government in the bathtub.”

    Congressman Van Hollen’s Website