July 29, 2012

What role will Latinos play in 2012? Why can’t we all get along? How did Senate Democrats put Republicans on the spot?

 

 

Raul Grijalva

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Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona says the upcoming election will critical in determining what this country will look like in the future.

http://grijalva.house.gov/

 

Jonathan Haidt

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Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains what liberals can teach conservatives and what conservatives can teach liberals. He says different notions of morality both bind us and blind us.

http://people.virginia.edu/~jdh6n/

 

Dick Durbin

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Bill Press talks with Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Dick Durbin about the politics of taxes and sequestration.

http://www.billpressshow.com/

http://durbin.senate.gov/public/

July 1, 2012

Immigration ruling an opportunity for Democrats. Jeffersonians and Hamiltonians still arguing. And in politics, things are worse than they look.

Raul Grijalva

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Mitt Romney says Arizona’s discredited immigration restriction was model legislation. But now that the Supreme Court thinks otherwise, what is Romney’s backup plan? Nothing, says Congressman Raul Grijalva. He says the Supreme Court decision gives Democrats an opportunity to force Republicans into truly bipartisan moves to reform federal immigration policy.

http://grijalva.house.gov/

Michael Lind

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Historian Michael Lind goes back into American history and explains how Americans contradict themselves. The political fault line is not really liberal versus conservative but Jeffersonian versus Hamiltonian. He says Americans are Jeffersonian in belief but Hamiltonian in practice.

http://newamerica.net/user/91

Norm Ornstein

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Bill Press talks with political scientist Norm Ornstein about the historic level of vitriol and lying – mostly by Republicans – that is now paralyzing national problem-solving.

http://www.billpressshow.com/

http://www.aei.org/scholar/norman-j-ornstein/

AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 31st, 2011

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Fred Rotundaro



Regular guest Fred Rotondaro, senior fellow at American Progress and chair of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good,  offers his thoughts on the recent attacks in Oslo, Norway, and warns that right wing extremists could attack anywhere next…including right here in the US.

Robert McElvaine



Robert McElvaine,
Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and Chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College, teaches us some lessons from the Great Depression. He says conservatives are regressive in their economic thinking and need to look back in history to see the error in their ways.

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The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941  and Grand Theft Jesus

 

Raul Grijalva



An interview with Representative Raul Grijalva, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He gives us an update on the caucus’s Speak Out for Good Jobs Tour, which they hope will attack the unemployment crisis and rebuild the American Dream.

Congressional Progressive Caucus