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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you, 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, 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!

Feb 10, 2019

Walls Don’t Work.  Social Security Does. Plus Bill Press with Congressman Earl Blumenauer.


Everything Donald Trump gets wrong about the Great Wall of China, plus everything Progressive Democrats get right about Social Security expansion.  And Bill Press talks with Representative Earl Blumenauer about why he refused to show up for the State of the Union.


Adam Smith

President Trump often sites The Great Wall of China as evidence that a wall  will solve our immigration problems. Our first guest says it’s a claim that history cannot support.


Eric Kingson

Progressive Democrats in Congress are lining up to back the first big expansion to  Social Security since the 1970s. Our next guest says it’s a fight that couldn’t come at a better time.


Earl Blumenauer

Bill Press talks with Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer about the State of the Union address we should have heard.


Jim Hightower

What’s behind this photo of corporate groundbreaking?