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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, 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, AmericasDemocrats.org 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 9, 2012

A provocative take on untold stories of American history ,and provocative ideas from the GOP on immigration and from progressives on taxes and spending.

Did you know that Democratic “bosses” made FDR accept Harry Truman as vice president? Did you know that Truman was “very anti-Semitic and racist?” Did you know that Japan did not surrender primarily because of the atom bomb? These are parts of “The Untold History of the United States,” a book and Showtime series co authored by Oliver Stone and our guest today, Professor Peter Kuznick

Columnist Catherine Poe reviews the Republican version of the DREAM Act, and tells us – thankfully -- it has no chance of enactment.

And Bill Press interviews tax expert Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress about a solution to the budget and deficit problem.  

Peter Kuznick

A new book and Showtime Television series presents an “Untold” story of American history, Co-author Peter Kuznick, tells us that Democratic party bosses, the British and the French hated FDR’s vice president Henry Wallace because he was anti-Wall Street and anti-fascist.The result, he says, was the atom bomb and the Cold War.

Jim Hightower

Boehner's pitiful budget pitches

Catherine Poe  

Some Senate Republicans are offering an alternative to the Dream Act as a way of loosening immigration restrictions. Regular contributor and columnist Catherine Poe says it not only fails to lead to citizenship, it fails to have any chance of passage.

Michael Linden

Bill Press interviews tax expert Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress about a solution to the budget and deficit problem.