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Aug 26, 2018

The Fall of Wisconsin: How a once progressive state became a conservative stronghold, and what it means for progressive politics today. Plus, Evan McMorris-Santoro, filling in for Bill Press, talks with Vox reporter Dara Lind about the future of Jeff Session and Donald Trump.    

 

Dark money, gerrymandering and the failure of centrism in the Midwest.  Author Dan Kaufman on his book “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.”  Plus, The Bill Press Show on what could be in store for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

 

Dan Kaufman Part 1

In 2016, Donald Trump became the first Republican nominee to carry the state since 1984.  How did that happen? Dan Kaufman is a native of Wisconsin and has covered its politics for years. In his recent book, he follows Wisconsin’s political journey from blue to red. It’s a story that goes back to the mid 1800s.

 

Dan Kaufman Part 2

Still with us is Dan Kaufman, author of  “The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics.”

 

Dara Lind

Evan McMorris-Santoro, filling in for Bill Press, talks with Vox reporter Dara Lind about the shifting political fortunes of Jeff Sessions.

 

Jim Hightower

Exposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat.