In a lively roundtable discussion Ralph talks to top political analysts Thomas Frank and Bill Curry about why, despite the obvious cold-hearted cruelty of the Republican agenda, the Democrats continue to lose.
Yale history professor Timothy Snyder tells us what lessons can be learned from 20th Century European history in order for America to avoid fascist authoritarianism. And Deborah Weinstein of the Coalition for Human Needs breaks down Trump’s cruel budget plan.
Ralph welcomes former Labor Secretary and Chairman of Common Cause, Robert Reich, to talk about how to fight back in Donald Trump's America. And children’s studies scholar, Heidi Tilney Kramer, talks about her book Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture.
Ralph talks to Professor Trebor Scholz about how to organize workers in the new “Uber” economy. And David and Steve ask Ralph about what he thought about the Trump Inauguration speech. Plus, listener questions.
Ralph welcomes America’s Number One populist, Jim Hightower, to tell us how grassroots action can resist the Trump agenda and legendary satirist Lewis Lapham to talk about whether Donald Trump can even be satirized.
With former colleague, Mark Green, Ralph elaborates on the public letter they published demanding that president-elect Donald Trump divest himself of his business interests or risk impeachment for violating the Constitution. Ralph also appraises the cabinet picks of the incoming Trump Administration.
Ralph talks about the institutional corruption behind the practice of gerrymandering with David Daley, author of Ratfucked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy. Then Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen tells us what he thinks President Obama should do in the final days of his administration.
Stephen Silberstein of National Popular Vote rejoins us to tell us how the Electoral College can be reformed to more fully reflect the will of the people. And Ralph pays tribute to longtime colleague and head of The Center for Auto Safety, the late Clarence Ditlow.