January 31, 2016

It was Jimmy Carter who made the Iowa caucuses important, and now, 40 years later, one of his aides, Richard Moe, reflects on Carter’s legacy. Scholar Elaine Kamarck reflects on how people are now getting their political news. And, a new book by an ex-Republican hatchet man says the Bush family is a criminal enterprise. Bill Press interviews the author, Roger Stone.


  • January 30, 2016 January 30, 2016 Former Carter aide Richard Moe on the former president’s legacy, political scholar Elaine Kamarck on the changing news media, and Bill Press interviews Bush-bashing ex-Republican Roger Stone.
  • Richard Moe Richard Moe The Iowa primary is now all-important in presidential politics, and Jimmy Carter made it that way. Former aide Richard Moe says the 39th president is finally getting the praise he deserves.
  • Elaine Kamarck Elaine Kamarck Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution says the problem with getting your news from social media is that you simply choose what you want to see, not necessarily what you need to see.
  • Roger Stone Roger Stone Bill Press interviews author Roger Stone, who makes provocative charges about the Bush family.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Something is happening.


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October 4, 2015

Prominent presidential historian Julian Zelizer reflects on Jimmy Carter’s legacy, as the former president turns 91 years old. As President Obama imposes new anti-smog rules, Hillary Clinton comes out against the Keystone pipeline, and Shell Oil departs the Arctic Circle, energy expert Michael Levi explains the economics of energy production. And Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells Bill Press she expects a government shutdown just before Christmas.


  • October 4, 2015 October 4, 2015 Historian Julian Zelizer on the legacy of Jimmy Carter … energy expert Michael Levi on the Keystone pipeline and fracking … and Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer Historian Julian Zelizer says Jimmy Carter cares deeply about policy … and there was no way he was going to sit quietly during his post-presidency.
  • Michael Levi Michael Levi Michael Levi, a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations, says we focus too much attention on the telegenic, rather than the important, environmental aspects of energy production.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?


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September 6, 2015

James Fallows was a speechwriter for Jimmy Carter. He reflects on the achievements of the 39th president. Political scientist Jennifer Lawless has surveyed 4,000 high school and college students and found that 9 out of 10 have no interest in ever running for office. She explains why. And Emma Roller of the National Journal talks presidential politics with Bill Press.


  • Sep. 6, 2015 Sep. 6, 2015 A former aide, James Fallows, reminisces about Jimmy Carter … Professor Jennifer Lawless examines why young people turn away from politics … and Bill Press talks politics with Emma Roller.
  • James Fallows James Fallows President Jimmy Carter should be remembered for many things, says his speechwriter James Fallows, not the least of which is deregulation, which paved the way for, among other things, microbreweries!
  • Jennifer Lawless  Jennifer Lawless Young people have no interest in running for office – ever. Political scientist Jennifer Lawless says it’s because they find politics dysfunctional and a waste of time.
  • Emma Roller Emma Roller Bill Press and his guest, Emma Roller of the National Journal.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower WHO SAYS AMERICA DOESN'T NEED UNIONS?


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