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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!

Jul 5, 2013

Surprising answers on who is really blocking entitlement reform … and on whether President Obama’s foreign policy  is really different than that of his predecessors.

Our guest Michael Linden of the Center for American Progress maintains that it is conservatives, not liberals, who are blocking entitlement reform

And a conservative retired colonel criticizes President Obama’s foreign policy – for being too militaristic and for continuing America’s reliance on a national security state

And Bill Press talks about climate change and energy policy  with the National Journal’s Coral Davenport.

Michael Linden

Michael Linden directs the economic policy shop at the Center for American Progress and explains that sometimes deficits matter and sometimes they don’t. And right now they don’t.

Andrew Bacevich

Andrew Bacevich was a lieutenant colonel in the Army and is now a military historian. He says President Obama is a product of the national security state’s mainstream because he believes that war is the preferred instrument of American statecraft.

Coral Davenport

Coming up … Bill Press and his guest, Coral Davenport of the National Journal.

Jim Hightower

A "People's Filibuster" in Texas awakens a movement.