Can America be united again?

Can America be united again? Making the case for Medicaid expansion. Plus Bill Press on Biden’s most difficult foreign policy challenges. 

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George Packer on his new book Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. Eliot Fishman on how Medicaid expansion has made a difference during the pandemic. Plus Bill Press with Joe Cirincione on restoring American leadership in the world. 


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George Packer

George Packer’s newest book describes America as a nation dangerously fractured into four warring tribes. He argues that central to any reconciliation is a recommitment to equality.

Eliot Fishman

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for universal access to affordable healthcare. Eliot Fishman says that is why now is the time for every state to adopt Medicaid expansion.

Joe Cirincione

Bill Press with Joe Cirincione on reimaging national security after four years of a Trump presidency. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Is America big enough to Go Big again?

It’s time for America to go back to the future – a future of true greatness created by a people united to build a strong nation for the Common Good.

From the start of our United States, Americans have backed leaders who dared to do big public projects – Jefferson, Lincoln, TR, FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, and LBJ all dared to achieve bold goals.


The price we pay if we don’t trust elections.

The price we pay if we don’t trust elections. Why we all should care about health disparities. Plus Bill Press on the defining theme of the Trump era. 

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David Becker on the myth of voter fraud and its damage to democracy. Dr. Lisa Cooper on why health disparities are everyone’s problem. Plus Bill Press with Adam Serwer, author of the new book, The Cruelty Is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s America. 


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David Becker

David Becker works to build voter trust and participation.  As baseless claims of voter fraud persist, he warns that we could become unable to govern ourselves in between elections.

Lisa Cooper

Dr. Lisa Cooper has dedicated her career to eliminating disparities in healthcare. In her newest book she makes the compelling argument that these inequities are harming all of us.

Adam Serwer

Bill Press with journalist and author Adam Serwer on the ideological history that gave rise to Trump. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Why Corporations Pay Millions for Executive Mediocrity

Most people believe the American economy is being rigged by and for bankers, CEOs, and other superrich elites, because… well, because it is!

With their hired armies of lawmakers, lobbyists, lawyers, and the like, they fix the economic rules so even more of society’s money and power flows uphill to them.


What the data says about how Democrats can win in 2022.

What the data says about how Democrats can win in 2022. The progressive case for canceling student debt. Plus Bill Press on why one journalist chose to walk from DC to New York City. 

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Data scientist David Shor and on why Democrats need to connect with a changing electorate. Researcher Charlie Eaton on why student loan forgiveness would benefit those with the least wealth. Plus Bill Press with journalist Neil King on his nearly 300 mile walk through American history.


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David Shor 

David Shor is a political data scientist and Democratic strategist. Looking ahead to 2022, he says shifts in the traditional Democratic electorate will require progressives to find the messaging that can reach across ideological divides.

Charlie Eaton

A college degree has long held the promise of being the great equalizer.  But student debt is only serving to widen inequality. That’s why researcher Charlie Eaton says ending student debt is a powerful and progressive way to advance economic equity.

Neil King

Bill Press with journalist Neil King on what you can learn by walking through America. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Is Your Governor Part Of The GOP’s Border Stunt?

Herd immunity is important in stopping deadly viruses, but in politics, the herd instinct can send a whole species over a cliff.

Witness the frenzied herd of Republican governors now stampeding behind the scaremongering scheme of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to use the personal suffering of Latin-American migrants and asylum seekers as political pawns. Rather than helping find a humane solution to the very real plight of these desperate Latin people, various governors are following Abbott in confronting the migrating families with “Keep-Out” military-style force.


The Pentagon Papers at 50.

The Pentagon Papers at 50. The people who profit off of racism. Plus Bill Press with CNN’s Don Lemon. 

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Author Geoffrey Stone on his new book National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On. Author Jim Freemen on his new book, Rich Thanks to Racism. And Bill Press with Don Lemon, author of This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism. 


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Geoffrey Stone

The Pentagon Papers revealed decades of lies by the U.S. government about the Vietnam War, and confronted the nation on the dangers of putting government secrecy over the public’s right to know. Author Geoffrey Stone says it’s an issue still unresolved today. 

Jim Freeman

Coming to terms with racial inequality in America means coming to terms with why it persists.  Author Jim Freeman says that has to include understanding who stands to benefit the most from racism. 

Don Lemon

Bill Press with CNN’s Don Lemon on the need to fight complacency in the fight for a more equal nation. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Can GOP Autocracy Outlaw American Democracy?

Ralph Waldo Emerson told of a dinner guest who went on and on about the virtue of honesty, offering his own life as a model of perfect rectitude. “The louder he talked of his honor,” said Emerson, “the faster we counted our spoons.”

That’s my reaction to the cacophony of phony piety arising from Republican governors and legislators who are trying to enact more than 250 new state laws to stop Black, Latino, Asian-American, Indigenous, and other non-Caucasian voters from casting ballots.