June 2, 2013

Foreign policy issues remain troubling this week. Former ambassador Mike Ussery, who served in Republican administrations, analyzes the U.S. options in Syria and the rest of the Arab world.
And anti-nuclear activist Joe Cirincione says don’t worry about North Korea – its missiles don’t even work.
And Bill Press interviews Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of Nuns on the Bus, who are mobilizing again – this time in support of immigration reform.

  • June 2, 2013 June 2, 2013 Former diplomat warns against being over-reactive in Syria; nuclear expert says North Korea’s missiles don’t work. Nuns on the bus rolling again.
  • Mike Ussery Mike Ussery Mike Ussery, a former ambassador, says drawing lines in the sand in Syria, or elsewhere, is effective only as part of a larger, overarching strategy.
  • Joe Cirinicione Joe Cirinicione Joe Cirinicione is head of the Ploughshares Fund, an organization dedicated to ridding the world of nuclear weapons. He is optimistic in the long run, but in the short run he is disappointed in the President’s response to a possible threat from North Korea.
  • Simone Campbell Simone Campbell Bill Press and his guest, Sister Simone Campbell, the leader of Nuns on the Bus.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Political fronts posing as charities.

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April 14, 2013

An expert on nuclear weapons says don’t panic about North Korea. The threats of using missiles against the United States are just empty bluster.

A theologian calls out Catholic lawmakers by name to explain that putting reasonable restrictions on firearms is the pro-life position.

And Bill Press talks with Chicago Congresswoman Jan Schakowski, who predicts eventual passage of gun safety legislation.

  • Apr. 14, 2013 Apr. 14, 2013 Don’t worry about Kim Jong Un, says a leading nuke expert. Catholic theologian puts Boehner and Ryan on the spot about what pro-life really means. And Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on prospects for gun safety legislation.
  • Joe Cirincione Joe Cirincione Joe Cirincione is president of the Ploughshares Fund and an expert on nuclear nonproliferation. He says don’t worry about the empty bluster coming from North Korea. Its missiles can’t hit anything. The only problem is the possibility of North Korea blundering into a conventional war.
  • Tobias Winright Tobias Winright Professor Tobias Winright of St. Louis University says the Catholic Church’s consistent pro-life position should be extended to sensible gun control legislation, and he puts the Speaker of the House and a couple of Democratic senators on the spot.
  • Jan Schakowsky Jan Schakowsky Bill Press guest U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky predicts the eventual passage of gun safety legislation.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Where's the cop on the Wall Street beat?

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