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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!

Nov 10, 2013

Democratic Party Chair on Obamacare and the Virginia election. A Veterans Week reflection on the state of warfare, and a peace activist says U.S. intelligence apparatus is out of control..

Democratic Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a lot to say about Obamacare and the Tea Party’s extremism, and she advises members of both parties in Congress -- just try to be “normal human beings.” A Veterans Week reflection by law professor Mary Dudziak on how America has come to be in a permanent state of war. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, about the NSA and, also, Syria.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, chair of the Democratic Party and a congresswoman from Florida says if you don’t like the way your kitchen was remodeled, don’t burn down the house – take the counter out and re-do the cabinet knobs. Her point? The Affordable Care Act needs minor revisions, not arson.

Mary Dudziak

If you just look at all the campaign ribbons and medals handed out by the U.S. military, you can see that this nation has been in pretty much a permanent state of war for a long time. Author Mary Dudziak says Americans are not called upon for any real sacrifice to support wars, such as public engagement about foreign policy.

Joe Cirincione

Bill Press and his guest, Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund.

Jim Hightower

Congress critters kiss Wall Street butt for cash