November 10, 2013

Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a lot to say about Obamacare and tea party extremism, and she advises members of Congress from both parties to just try to be “normal human beings.” A Veterans Week reflection by law professor Mary Dudziak on how America has come to be in a permanent state of war. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, about the NSA and Syria.

  • Nov. 10, 2013 Nov. 10, 2013 Democratic Party Chair on Obamacare and the Virginia election. A Veterans Week reflection on our state of war, and a peace activist says the U.S. intelligence apparatus is out of control.
  • D. Wasserman Schultz D. Wasserman Schultz Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic Party and a congresswoman from Florida, says if you don’t like the way your kitchen was remodeled, don’t burn down the house – take the counter out and re-do the cabinet knobs. Her point? The Affordable Care Act needs minor revisions, not arson.
  • Mary Dudziak Mary Dudziak If you just look at all the campaign ribbons and medals handed out by the U.S. military, you can see that this nation has been in pretty much a permanent state of war for a long time. Author Mary Dudziak says Americans are not called upon for any real sacrifice to support wars, such as public engagement about foreign policy.
  • Joe Cirincione Joe Cirincione Bill Press and his guest, Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Congress critters kiss Wall Street butt for cash.

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May 19, 2013

One of the world’s leading international economists destroys Republican claims that America’s debt will cause us to become like Greece or Italy or some other economic basket case. He says it’s like saying RG3’s injured knee means he will wind up in a nursing home.

There’s no chance Barack Obama will be forgotten to history, but what factors make a president forgettable? Government professor Michael Gerhardt gives us a rundown on the most forgotten of our chief executives.

And Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Jackie Speier about sexual abuse in the U.S. military.

  • May 19, 2013 May 19, 2013 Adam Posen compares the economy to RG-3. Remember Millard Fillmore? Professor Michael Gerhardt does. Congresswoman Speier says get sex cases out of the military chain of command.
  • Adam Posen Adam Posen Adam Posen is president of the world’s leading independent economic think tank, and he says Repuiblicans are “fundamentally crazy” when they predict that the national debt will send the United States the way of Greece. Such a comparison “is beyond apples and oranges,” and he explains why.
  • Michael Gerhardt Michael Gerhardt While President Obama may be facing some issues he’d like to forget, there’s no chance he will be forgotten by history. Author Michael Gerhardt has studied and listed the most forgotten of American presidents … and explains how they got that way.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who demands that military rape cases be removed from the chain of command.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Cantor's con would steal workers' overtime pay.

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