February 23, 2014

Peter Singer is one of the country’s leading experts on the Internet and the riveting gripping issues of cybersecurity, cyberterrorism — and cute cat videos. With the CBO weighing on both sides of the minimum wage debate, poverty expert Chris Wimer foresees a future of a “trickle UP” economy. And Bill Press interviews Zoe Carpenter, of “The Nation” on the subject of climate change.

  • Feb. 23, 2014 Feb. 23, 2014 Internet expert Peter Singer talks about internet security – and cute cats. Poverty researcher Chris Wimer calls for a “trickle UP” economy. And Bill Press talks climate change with Zoe Carpenter of “The Nation”
  • Peter Singer Peter Singer The Internet is undergoing huge changes, says expert Peter Singer, and while President Obama was ELECTED by the Internet, he might go down in history as the president who LOST the Internet.
  • Chris Wimer Chris Wimer Now that the CBO has weighed in on the minimum wage – providing ammunition for both progressives and conservatives – poverty research Chris Wimer calls for a balanced approach based on a “trickle up” economy.
  • Zoe Carpenter Zoe Carpenter Bill Press and his guest, “The Nation’s” Zoe Carpenter on climate change.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Tom Perkins speaks. Again.

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June 23, 2013

This year is the 100th birthday of the Federal Reserve Board. What does it do? What has it done? Is it still necessary? Former Fed official Stephen Axilrod explains it all.

Any large political coalition is always going to be hard to hold together, and that presents problems for Democratic congressional and presidential candidates in 2014 and 2016. Harvard political scientist Ryan Enos explores potential backlash to the Obama electoral coalition.

And Bill Press interviews Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott about the perils of privacy invasion.

  • June 23, 2013 June 23, 2013 The Fed is 100 years old. Does it still have a future? The Obama political coalition is going on six years old. Does it have a future?
  • Stephen Axilrod Stephen Axilrod Economist Stephen Axilrod is now an international monetary consultant, but before that he spent more than 30 years as a top official of the Federal Reserve Board. He says the Fed may have had some responsibility for the 2008 fiscal crisis … but also played a crucial role in preventing a full-scale meltdown.
  • Ryan Enos Ryan Enos It’s going to be hard for the Obama electoral coalition to stay together in 2014 and 2016, says Harvard political scientist Ryan Enos. He has done studies on voting behavior of whites, blacks and Latinos in some of America’s biggest cities. And he says Democrats will have to figure out how to prevent cracks in the coalition.
  • Bobby Scott Bobby Scott Bill Press interviews Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott about the perils of privacy invasion.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower A new home for poverty in America.

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June 16, 2013

At a time when many progressives are quarreling with President Obama’s penchant for compromise, a historian reminds us that Franklin D. Roosevelt made unpleasant compromises to achieve larger goals of economic and political freedom.
Progressive commentator Catherine Poe comments on political characters, and says Michele Bachmann isn’t really gone.
And Bill Press interviews Congressman Keith Ellison about government snooping.

  • June 16, 2013 June 16, 2013 The perils of compromise, al a FDR … Chris Christie finds out that government works … Congressman outraged at NSA.
  • Ira Katznelson Ira Katznelson Columbia University Professor Ira Katznelson has a new book out contending that Franklin D. Roosevelt compromised – collaborated if you will – with southern racists in Congress but he did so to help establish farther reaching economic and racial justice.
  • Catherine Poe Catherine Poe Michele Bachmann? Chris Christie? Hillary Clinton? Our regular commentator Catherine Poe has some sharp insights into all of them.
  • Keith Ellison Keith Ellison Bill Press and his guest, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The biggest shock of NSA's secret domestic spying.

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