AmericasDemocrats.org–October 9, 2011

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Lily Eskelsen

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Lily Eskelsen, vice president at the National Education Association, tells us how the American Jobs Act offers crucial support to our nation’s biggest job creators: teachers. We’ll hear why the bill could be the solution to getting American students ahead of their international counterparts.

Education Votes

NEA’s Legislative Action Center

Catherine Poe

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Regular guest Catherine Poe discusses new developments in the race to become the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. She says the race reminds her of the tortoise and the hare, but which slow and steady candidate will ultimately win the race?

“Chris Christie says no is no, but what about 2016?”

The Ad Lib blog

 

Robert McElvaine

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Professor Robert McElvaine, chair of the history department at Millsaps College, discusses his book Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America. He says popular conservative figures such as Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck have earned themselves spots on the Unwanted List for their skewed version of Christianity.

Robert McElvaine’s homepage

Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion in America


AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 31st, 2011

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Fred Rotundaro


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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


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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


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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