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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!

Dec 23, 2019

Framing the Debate for America’s Future.  Building the case for a wealth tax. Why Democrats need to talk about race and class.  Plus, Bill Press with Tom Friedman on saving American democracy. 


Economist Emmanuael Saez on how America’s tax system is pushing us deeper into inequality.  Ian Haney Lopez on why the fight for racial justice will win elections. Plus Tom Friedman tells Bill Press why Trump must be impeached.


Emmanuel Saez

Economist Emmanuel Saez studies wealth and income inequality around the world. His newest book argues that the American economy isn’t working for half of the nation and makes the case for a tax system that is truly progressive.


Ian Haney Lopez

In his newest book, critical race theorist Ian Haney Lopez offers a roadmap to progressive political victory.  To get there, he argues we need to reframe the way we think about race and class.


Tom Friedman

Bill Press talks to New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Tom Friedman on why he believes Donald Trump must be impeached if America’s democracy is to remain intact. If you'd like to hear the entire interview, visit


Jim Hightower

America’s healthcare border raiders.