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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!

Jun 1, 2021

The limits of bipartisanship in today’s politics, and an opening for moral leadership. Plus Bill Press on Donald Trump’s mounting legal problems.


Veteran political insider John Lawrence on how reaching across the aisle can come at a cost for the Biden agenda. Historian Daniel Rodgers on why presidential moral leadership is more imperative than ever. And Bill Press with Washington Post reporter David Farenthold on what to read into investigations of Donald Trump and his businesses.

John Lawrence

After GOP senators blocked the creation of a January 6 Commission, some Democrats are questioning the value of a bipartisan strategy to advance  Biden’s legislative agenda. John Lawrence has written extensively about Congress and American politics. He says that the political climate needed to make bipartisanship work is evaporating.

Daniel Rodgers

Times of profound crises call for presidents to step in with a moral vision that can inspire the nation. Historian Daniel T. Rodgers calls on President Biden to seize this moment of crisis and assert a vision that goes far beyond it.

David Fahrenthold

Bill Press with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold on the state of play with Donald Trump’s growing legal jeopardy. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit

Jim Hightower

Let’s Create a Bank System That Serves People, Instead of Bankers


Corporate ideologues never cease blathering that government programs should be run like a business.


Really – what businesses would they choose? Pharmaceutical profiteers? Big Oil? Wall Street money manipulators? High tech billionaires? Airline price gougers?