February 22, 2015

Historian and LBJ expert Julian Zelizer says Hollywood missed an opportunity with the movie “Selma.” Former Congressman Mike Barnes calls Vladimir Putin “a KGB thug” but says he has lost his swagger. And Bill Press talks with Erica Sagrans, head of the group trying to draft Elizabeth Warren.

  • February 22, 2015 February 22, 2015 The buzz about the movie “Selma” from historian Julian Zelizer … Mike Barnes on Putin, the thug … and Bill Press interviews Elizabeth Warren backer Erica Sagrans.
  • Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer Princeton Professor Julian Zelizer is an expert on Lyndon Johnson and the civil rights movement. He is disappointed that “Selma,” which he thinks is a “phenomenal movie,” missed a chance to get history exactly right.
  • Mike Barnes Mike Barnes Former Congressman Mike Barnes takes a look at Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin, and says President Obama has handled him brilliantly.
  • Erica Sagrans Erica Sagrans Bill Press and his guest, Erica Sagrans, who is trying to get Elizabeth Warren to run for president.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Turning human misery into corporate profits.


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January 25, 2015

President Obama tweaked Russia in his State of the Union address, and Russian affairs expert Mark Katz confirms that Vladimir Putin is no longer riding high. Cary Nelson, a progressive leader in higher education, denounces those who would academically boycott Israel. And Bill Press talks with Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes.

  • January 25, 2015 January 25, 2015 Russia expert Mark Katz says Putin is in trouble. Professor Cary Nelson opposes boycotting Israeli universities. And Bill Press and Congressman John Sarbanes discuss the State of the Union, Citizens United.
  • Mark Katz Mark Katz Russia expert Mark Katz tells us that President Obama’s sanctions against Russia are working.
  • Cary Nelson Cary Nelson Professor Cary Nelson says the role of progressives in academia ought to be encouraging dialogue on international issues, not boycotting Israel.
  • John Sarbanes John Sarbanes Bill Press and Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland discuss the State of the Union, Citizens United.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower J.P. Morgan – the man and the bank.


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April 6, 2014

Now that the Supreme Court has opened the political money floodgates, progressive activist Madison Paige says we can fight it by organizing at the extremely local level. Things could get nasty between the United States and Russia, according to former Ambassador Michael Ussery. And Bill Press interviews Senator Bernie Sanders and Mark Pocan about the Supreme Court and unemployment insurance.

  • April 6, 2014 April 6, 2014 Activist Madison Paige says fighting big money in politics requires micropolitics. Former Ambassador Michael Ussery says things could get nasty in relations between the U.S. and Russia. And Bill Press talks with Bernie Sanders.
  • Madison Paige Madison Paige Madison Paige is an advocate of what she calls micropolitics – winning progressive battles at the state, local and neighborhood levels. And that, she says, may be how to fight big money.
  • Michael Ussery Michael Ussery Former Ambassador Michael Ussery says the United States has a strong interest in what happens in Russia and that relations could get nasty and dangerous.
  • Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Bill Press and his guests, Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Mark Pocan.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Freaky Stories from April Fool's Day.

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May 5, 2013

A former Republican ambassador warns that anti-Americanism and fundamentalism is growing in the Muslim world. He also says it is not certain that the Boston bombing will actually help our relations with Russia.

Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says despite legislative setbacks on gun safety legislation, the NRA will be revealed as a paper tiger.

And Bill Press talks with Emily’s List communications director Jess McIntosh about the drive to elect a woman president.

  • May 5th, 2013 May 5th, 2013 Former ambassador Mike Ussery on the Boston bombing and Islam, Fred Rotondaro calls the NRA a paper tiger, and Jess McIntosh on the drive to elect a woman president.
  • Mike Ussery Mike Ussery Mike Ussery was ambassador to Morocco in Republican administrations, and in the wake of the Boston bombing, he cautions about rising anti-Americanism in Muslim countries. He says things could go either way in dealing with Russia in the fight against terrorism.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Fighting the NRA may take a long time, but the gun lobby is going to be revealed as a paper tiger, says regular commentator Fred Rotondaro.
  • Jess McIntosh Jess McIntosh Bill Press and his guest Jess McIntosh of Emily’s List on the drive to elect a woman president.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The cold calculation of clothing corporations.

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