November 8, 2015

Political scientist and Congress-watcher Lee Drutman assesses the House Republicans under new Speaker Paul Ryan. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says the Republicans’ biggest problem is that they are looking for brutally simplistic answers to complicated issues. And Bill Press interviews USA Today’s Susan Page on a new book about George H.W. Bush … and his son.


  • November 8, 2015 November 8, 2015 Lee Drutman says Paul Ryan may be in for a surprise … Fred Rotondaro says the Republican presidential candidates are looking for answers that are too simplistic … and Bill Press interviews Susan Page about the new book on the Bushes.
  • Lee Drutman Lee Drutman Political scientist Lee Drutman wonders how long it will take for Paul Ryan to come to the same conclusion as John Boehner – that the Freedom Caucus is made up of “crazy people” who he will not listen to.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro surveys the presidential field and says Bernie Sanders doesn’t have a great shot and that Trump and Carson are taking advantage of their party’s need for honesty.
  • Susan Page Susan Page Bill Press interviews USA Today’s Susan Page about the Presidents Bush.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Warning: Pink ribbons don’t cure breast cancer.


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September 2, 2012

Vice presidential candidates – from the most honorable to the least. Plus, a Reagan-Bush economist says the rich should pay more taxes.

Mark Shriver

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Forty years ago, Sargent Shriver – a man for all seasons – was selected to run for vice president. Today, we talk with one of his sons, Mark, who has written a biography of the man he calls “a warrior for peace.” And he offers some poignant and funny stories.

http://www.savethechildren.net/

Bruce Bartlett

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Now that Republicans have swallowed the Kool-Aid of low taxes as a cure for everything, we hear from an adviser to GOP leaders from Ron Paul to George Bush. Economist Bruce Bartlett explains the obvious – that if we don’t raise taxes on the wealthy, the rest of us have to pay more. http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/author/bruce-bartlett/

 

Nia Malika Henderson

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Bill Press interviews the Washington Post’s Nia Malika Henderson about Paul Ryan’s “blatant untruths.”

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/nia-malika-henderson/2011/03/04/ABbisxN_page.html

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/