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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

    #491 : Words Matter.

    #491 : Words Matter.

    Words Matter. President Donald Trump’s increasingly dangerous rhetoric.  Plus, trade wars as class wars. A new way of thinking about the global economy. And a seasoned political strategist offers a roadmap for Democratic victory  in November.
     
    The dangerous effect of Trump’s toxic language and how to fight back.  Why trade wars are a threat to the global economy and international peace, and what we can do about it.   Plus,  Bill Press talks with Paul Begala on his new book You're Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump.
     
    Helio Fred Garcia Author Helio Fred Garcia’s newest book focuses on the language President Trump uses that conditions his audience to accept, condone, and even commit violence.  He says it’s up to all of us to name it for what it is, and hold him accountable for the consequences.
     
    Matthew Klein Matthew Klein’s newest book offers a provocative look at how today’s trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers.  He says it’s up to the United States to fix a broken trade system.
     
    Paul Begala Paul Begala, author of You're Fired: The Perfect Guide to Beating Donald Trump, tells Bill Press what Democrats need to do to win the most important election he has seen in his lifetime.
     
    Jim Hightower Trump’s one-word re-election campaign

    • 55 min
    #490 : A racial reckoning for America.

    #490 : A racial reckoning for America.

    A racial reckoning for America. Will it be different this time? Plus, a new era of toxic politics and how it started.
     
    An extended conversation with Peniel E. Joseph on the still unfinished journey toward racial equality and true democracy in America. Plus, Bill Press with Julian Zelizer on how Newt Gingrich broke politics.
     
    Peniel E. Joseph - Pt. 1 Peniel E. Joseph is an American scholar, teacher, and leading public voice on race, democracy and civil rights. He says within this moment of national crisis is a generational opportunity to transform American democracy to one that is free of racial injustice.
     
    Peniel E. Joseph - Pt. 2 We’re speaking with Peniel E. Joseph, founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and author most recently of
     The Sword and The Shield:The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
     
    Julian Zelizer The roots of today's partisan warfare. Bill Press talks with Julian Zelizer, author of Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.
     
    Jim Hightower The virus that’s killing America

    • 52 min
    #489 : The political power of Black women.

    #489 : The political power of Black women.

    The political power of Black women. The deepening crisis of America’s middle class. And, a recap of the latest Supreme Court term.
     
    Black women and their political pursuit for justice, fairness, and equity. Plus, with inequality soaring, America’s middle class is in retreat. How to turn it around.  And a surprising term for the Supreme Court. Bill Press with Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent for The New York Times. 
     
    Melanie Campbell Melanie Campbell is known for her powerful ability to build diverse coalitions for the common good, and for advancing the political power of Black women.  She says Black women are taking their political leadership to new levels that will be felt far beyond the ballot box.
     
    James Steele In 1992, James Steele and Donald Barlett wrote their groundbreaking book on the economic decline of the working middle class in America.  Nearly thirty years later, James Steele says new policies are launching a fresh assault on the middle class.
     
    Adam Liptak New York Times correspondent Adam Liptak talks with Bill Press about the Supreme Court’s latest term and its tack to the center. If you'd like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.
     
    Jim Hightower Sneaking public dollars into private schools

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #488 : A new social contract for the 21st century.

    #488 : A new social contract for the 21st century.

    A new social contract for the 21st century. Plus, how Trump could use political chaos to upset the election. And, what “reopen safely” really means for our nation’s schools.
     
    Neera Tanden on why now is the time to reimagine a social contract that not only leads us into recovery, but paves the way for a new future. Plus, former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth on how Trump could stay in the White House no matter what the voters say. And Bill Press with Randi Weingarten,  president of the American Federation of Teachers.
    Neera Tanden As president of the Center for American Progress, and throughout her career, Neera Tanden has focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.  As we face the crisis brought on by the pandemic, she says we have an opportunity today to build on the New Deal with a new social contract that presents a more fair and just way forward.
    Tim Wirth Former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth says there’s little Trump hates more than losing, and Americans cannot afford to ignore how far he will go to avoid it.
    Randi Weingarten Randi Weingarten,  president of the American Federation of Teachers tells Bill Press what it will take to keep students and teachers safe this Fall. If you'd like to hear the entire interview, visit Bill PressPods.com.
    Jim Hightower Cashing in on the COVID crisis

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #487 : Why “Made in America” matters for our nation's future.

    #487 : Why “Made in America” matters for our nation's future.

    Why “Made in America” matters for our nation's future. Why hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients are still waiting to become citizens. Plus, why the world cannot survive another four years of Donald Trump.
     
    How we can create and keep manufacturing jobs in America. Plus, a legal and political history of the DREAM Act and DACA. And Bill Press with David Frum, author of Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. 
    Tom Conway As head of North America’s largest industrial union, Tom Conway speaks for over 800,000 workers. He says now more than ever, we need to protect working people and fight to rebuild our nation’s manufacturing muscle. 
    Michael Olivas Michael Olivas has written the first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act, and DACA.  It is an exhaustive examination of how politicians have gone wrong serving young undocumented immigrants, and  how they could still go right. 
    David Frum From the frontline of the Republican resistance to Trump, David Frum joins Bill Press to talk about his new book Trumpocalypse. If you'd like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com. 
    Jim Hightower Sacrificing people to corporate profit

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #486 : A Democratic playbook for 2020

    #486 : A Democratic playbook for 2020

    A Democratic playbook for 2020, and the fight to win over traditional working class voters. Plus, the failures of Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
     
    Veteran pollster Vic Fingerhut on why Democrats need to stand up for the core issues that have defined them for decades if they want to win in 2020. Plus, Bill Press with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
     
    Vic Fingerhut Pt. 1 Vic Fingerhut is a pioneer among Democratic polling and media consultants who has consistently argued for a progressive populist message. In this extended interview, he says that in 2020, nothing could be more important than for Democrats to regain their ground with traditional working class voters.
     
    Vic Fingerhut Pt. 2 Democratic pollster Vic Fingergut discusses the path to victory for Democrats in 2020. 
     
    David Igantius What Donald Trump is trying to accomplish in the world, and why it’s not working. Bill Press talks with award winning Washington Post columnist David Iganatius.
     
    Jim Hightower The meek reality behind Trump’s pose as a Bull Moose Populist.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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