August 26, 2012

Democrats and religion … middle class and downward mobility … and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

 

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, eldest daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, has written and advocated for progressive causes. Today, she talks with us about the role of religion in public policy, and reminds that progressives needs to reach out to people of faith.
http://www.kathleenkennedytownsend.com/
 

Phillip Longman

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Author and demographer Phillip Longman says almost half of Baby Boomers do not have a retirement nest egg. He shares with us a series of provocative ideas about how to reverse the downward mobility of the middle class.
http://www.newamerica.net/people/phillip_longman
 

Frank Rich

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Bill Press interviews columnist Frank Rich about the meaning of Paul Ryan’s selection as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Not a game changer, he says.
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http://nymag.com/frank-rich/

AmericasDemocrats.org–April 8th, 2012

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Author and Democratic activist Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is concerned about the injection of religious belief into political campaigns. After Rick Santorum said her uncle John F. Kennedy’s call for separation of church and state made him want to throw up, she says Santorum was being childish and unworthy of a presidential candidate.

http://www.kathleenkennedytownsend.com/

Mike Ussery

One-time Republican campaign strategist Mike Ussery says Mitt Romney has a rough course toward winning the presidency, but  if he can take Florida and Ohio, then the president is in trouble.

http://www.babcenter.org/ussery.htm

Richard Trumka

Bill Press chats with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on labor’s endorsement of President Obama, Republican attempts to suppress the vote and the need for bipartisan support for rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.

http://www.billpressshow.com/

http://www.aflcio.org/

AmericasDemocrats.org netcast — March 13

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003.  She is the author of Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their WayIn this interview, she reflects on the significance of Catholic voters to the Democratic party.


Rabbi Michael Lerner

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Rabbi Michel Lerner is Editor of Tikkun Magazine, co-chair of the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, and rabbi of Beyt Tikkun in Berkeley, California.  Here, Rabbi Lerner explains why the Democrats should propose the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment — to present a coherent picture of the kind of society we should want for ourselves.

A Bill Press interview with Congressman Keith Ellison

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Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) speaks out about his opposition to Representative Peter King’s hearings to investigate the possible radicalization of Islam in America.

AmericasDemocrats.org netcast -– February 6

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend takes on Palin for the attack on John F. Kennedy.

Townsend served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003.  She is the author of Failing America’s Faithful: How Today’s Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way (Grand Central Publishing, 2007).


Vic Fingerhut

Democratic pollster says the 2010 election may cripple Democrats for a generation.  Parts One and Two:

Fingerhut is a veteran Democratic political consultant.  He helped design the 1995 national TV ad campaign that attacked and defeated Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America.”



Kelsey Hartigan

Arms control expert on why Republicans are threatening U.S. security by playing politics with the New START treaty with Russia.

Hartigan is the Nonproliferation and Defense Policy Researcher for the National Security Network.