June 7, 2015

A former NAFTA negotiator weighs in on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Ira Shapiro argues it will benefit the American economy and put us in a better position to compete with China. With the Supreme Court ready to end its term with a flurry of important decisions, legal expert Ian Millhiser concludes that, historically, the Court has sided against the good guys. And Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier, an opponent of TPP.

 

  • June 7, 2015 June 7, 2015 Former trade negotiator Ira Shapiro says fears about the TPP are exaggerated … Judicial analyst Ian Millhiser indicts the Supreme Court. And Bill Press interviews TPP opponent Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Ira Shapiro Ira Shapiro Ira Shapiro negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement. He tells us why he thinks the very controversial Trans Pacific Partnership is necessary, and that it is not as bad as progressives have made it out to be.
  • Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser has written extensively about the Supreme Court. As the nine Justices finish this term with important rulings, he says that, time and time again, the good guys lose in the highest court in the land.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, discuss the TPP.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Feingold to Snowden to Paul: Curtailing the Patriot Act.

 

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May 3, 2015

Constitutional law expert Ian Millhiser takes the Supreme Court apart and, in light of the arguments over same-sex marriage, says no one wants a world where business can discriminate because you’re gay. With the latest numbers showing the economy flattening out, former Obama adviser Jared Bernstein says this was not a tremendous recovery because politics got in the way. And Bill Press interviews independent senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

 

  • May 3, 2015 May 3, 2015 Ian Millhiser explains what’s wrong – or far right – with the Supreme Court. Jared Bernstein says politics got in the way of a fuller economic recovery. And Bill Press interviews Bernie Sanders.
  • Ian Millhiser Ian Millhiser For most of its history, the Supreme Court has sided with America’s aristocracy. Constitutional law expert Ian Millhiser says that’s because Justices have no connection with the common people.
  • Jared Bernstein Jared Bernstein Former Obama economist Jared Bernstein says we know how to fix the economy – the Fed should show patience with interest rates, and Congress must stop doing fiscal harm.
  • Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Bill Press and his guest independent senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower An epidemic of CNE syndrome strikes Wisconsin.


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September 28, 2014

The Supreme Court is ready to start a new term, and commentator Fred Rotondaro reviews last year’s women’s rights decisions. Former Republican ambassador Mike Ussery reviews the world’s diplomatic and military flashpoints. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione, who recently had dinner with the leader of Iran.

  • Sep. 28, 2014 Sep. 28, 2014 Last term’s Supreme Court decisions on women’s rights should make Democrats happy this fall, says commentator Fred Rotondaro. Former ambassador Mike Ussery reviews U.S. diplomacy. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Remember the Hobby Lobby case the Supreme Court decided last spring? Commentator Fred Rotondaro says voters will remember, and the anti-woman agenda of the Roberts Court should be a huge help to Democrats this fall.
  • Mike Ussery Mike Ussery Mike Ussery is an international businessman and a former ambassador in Republican administrations. He says that a century after World War I, it might be the Ukraine that becomes a world flashpoint.
  • Joe Cirincione Joe Cirincione Bill Press and his guest, Joe Cirincione, head of the Ploughshares Fund.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Marriott's shameful hotel tipping scam.

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September 14, 2014

As the nation marks Constitution Day this week, legal scholar Jack Balkin of Yale University says conservative judges keep making up things that aren’t IN the Constitution and imagine a country that never existed. Antitrust expert Lina Khan tells us how the courts have taken away Americans’ right to sue corporations. And Bill Press interviews anti-war Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

 

  • September 14, 2014 September 14, 2014 Is Chief Justice John Roberts crazy? Why can’t we take corporations to court? The answers to these dilemmas come from constitutional scholar Jack Balkin and antitrust expert Lina Khan. And Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
  • Jack Balkin Jack Balkin Law professor Jack Balkin, on the anniversary of the Constitution’s ratification, says the opinion of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts allowing unlimited political donations is “just crazy”
  • Lina Khan Lina Khan Antitrust expert Lina Khan says the right to sue should be a fundamental conservative idea … but with help from Democrats, conservatives have virtually guaranteed that consumers can’t even go to court when corporations steamroll them.
  • Barbara Lee Barbara Lee Bill Press and his guest, California Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower What job creation numbers don’t tell us.

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