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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 15, 2013

Music historian Sheryl Kaskowitz on “God Bless America,” Fred Rotondaro on the corporate war on working people and Congressman Chris Van Hollen on the budget deal.

It’s a part of our shared culture, and author Sheryl Kaskowitz tells us how “God Bless America” became such a powerful symbol. Regular contributor Fred Rotondaro says we are at a tipping point in America’s understanding of the corporate war against working people. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Chris Van Hollen on the new budget deal.

Sheryl Kaskowitz

Author Sheryl Kaskowitz takes a historical and cultural look at how “God Bless America” became popular and came to serve political purposes.


Fred Rotondaro

Regular contributor Fred Rotondaro gives us the lowdown on the takeover of American politics by corporate interests and their war on both politics and morality.

Chris Van Hollen

Bill Press and his guest,  Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen

Jim Hightower

Wall Street regulator replaced by Wall Street conciliator.