February 21, 2016

Steven Hill exposes the problems of “the gig economy.” Professor Danielle Allen warns Democrats about complacency. And Bill Press interviews privacy expert Patrick Tucker about Apple versus the FBI.

Progressive author Steven Hill of the New America Foundation says the old New Deal economy and its safety net guarantees are crumbling for millions of U.S. workers. Government professor Danielle Allen says Marco Rubio is the most thoughtful of the GOP candidates and warns that Democrats cannot always take their current popularity among minorities and the young for granted. And Bill Press interviews Patrick Turner, a privacy expert with the publication “Defense One,” about the battle between the FBI and Apple.

Steven Hill

Steven Hill advocates for rights of all the millions of part-time workers in this “gig economy” but says Donald Trump is an economic populist who is articulate in his understanding of the undeserving rich.

Danielle Allen

Government professor Danielle Allen believes that fixing criminal violence and bad policing starts with ending the drug war.

Patrick Tucker

Bill Press interviews Patrick Tucker about the battle between Apple and the FBI.

Jim Hightower

Mitch’s squirrelly effort to rewrite our Constitution.

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December 6, 2015

A trial in Baltimore, a political crisis in Chicago, and a nation focused on police and community relations. Law professor and civil rights historian Michael Higginbotham says just because police have a difficult job to do doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be held accountable when things go wrong. Political analyst Ed Kilgore says the Black Lives Matter movement will help solidify minority voters and their allegiance to the Democratic Party. And Bill Press interviews climate change expert Joe Romm.


  • December 6, 2015 December 6, 2015 Baltimore law professor Michael Higginbotham and political columnist Ed Kilgore analyze the Black Lives Matter movement … and Bill Press interviews Joe Romm about global warming.
  • Michael Higginbotham Michael Higginbotham Law professor and civil rights historian Michael Higginbotham says he is hopeful about progress in police and community relations but that cops should not get a pass just because they have such a difficult job.
  • Ed Kilgore Ed Kilgore Columnist Ed Kilgore says the Black Lives Matter movement eventually will help solidify the relationship between minority voters and the Democratic Party.
  • Joe Romm Joe Romm Bill Press interviews climate change expert Joe Romm about the recent international conference in Paris.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Rafael and Ted Cruz: Like father, like son.


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December 7, 2014

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake talks about bridging the gap between police and minority communities. Commentator Fred Rotondaro says Democrats need to create a brand … one that contrasts with the Republicans. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Charlie Rangel and the Washington Post’s Clinton Yates about the Eric Garner case.

  • December 7, 2014 December 7, 2014 Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on police-community relations … Fred Rotondaro on Democrats needing a new brand … and Bill Press with Congressman Charlie Rangel.
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Stephanie Rawlings-Blake With much of the country in an uproar over police brutality, Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says law enforcement must be sensitive to the demographics of its community.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro, one of our regular commentators, has some harsh words for Democrats who ran away from President Obama and says the party needs to establish a new brand.
  • Charlie Rangel Charlie Rangel Bill Press and his guest, veteran congressman and civil rights advocate Charlie Rangel of New York.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The Benghazi investigation that just won't go away.

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