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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!

Mar 11, 2017

Everyone says Democrats need to build from the ground up. And that, says feminist professor Deborah Rhode, means women running for office. But professor Shauna Shames has a study showing the best and the brightest want to be active in any possible way EXCEPT running for office. Both say nobody wants to run, partly because of the nastiness of modern campaigns. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego about Congress, Trump, and immigration policy.

 

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Are you tired of Tea Party Republicans and Rush Limbaugh dominating the airwaves? Do you want the facts you won't get on Fox -- or even on CNN? Then stay tuned.

 

 

Deborah Rhode

Professor Deborah Rhode, author of a book called “Women and Leadership,” says when women run for office, they can win. But the problem is – they don’t run! She answers why.

 

Shauna Shames

Professor  Shauna Shames has a remarkable new study of the most elite public policy students from Boston. She says “the ruling class doesn’t want to rule!” At least not by holding political office.

 

Ruben Gallego

Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallego of Arizona.

 

Jim Hightower

What should we do about a mentally ill president?