AmericasDemocrats.org–January 29, 2012

Ralph Becker

The mayor of Salt Lake City, deep in red-state Utah, is a Democrat. He has worked with the Mormon Church and state leaders to come up with a more humane immigration policy than neighboring Arizona.  But the Justice Department is suing Utah, and Mayor Ralph Becker explains how things might ultimately work out.

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Peter Galbraith 

Former Ambassador Peter Galbraith says it is hard to overstate how much the Bush administration destroyed America’s standing in the world, but he says its restoration is President Obama’s greatest foreign policy achievement.

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Tom Buffenbarger 

An interview by Bill Press with Tom Buffenbarger, head of the Machinists Union, who denounces the Apple Corporation for relying on the business model of slavery. 

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International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

AmericasDemocrats.org–January 15, 2012

Ralph Becker

Ralph Becker is Mayor of Salt Lake City, a Democratic island in a “red sea.” His advice to other Democrats? Develop our message on social justice and never stray from it.

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Dal LaMagna

Businessman Dal LaMagna says the company that made him rich was eventually sold for more than it would otherwise be worth because of the skill and loyalty of his employees. He says all corporations should be more socially responsible and rich guys like himself should be taxed on their income, not their capital gains.

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Tom Perriello

An interview by Bill Press with Tom Perriello, former Congressman from Virginia, who says the President’s recent speech in Kansas is a message that can resonate with both independents and conservatives. 

The Bill Press Show

Center for American Progress