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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!

Aug 26, 2012

Democrats and religion … middle class and downward mobility … and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, eldest daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, has written and advocated for progressive causes. Today, she talks with us about the role of religion in public policy, and reminds that progressives needs to reach out to people of faith.

Phillip Longman

Author and demographer Phillip Longman says almost half of Baby Boomers do not have a retirement nest egg. He shares with us a series of provocative ideas about how to reverse the downward mobility of the middle class.

Frank Rich

Bill Press interviews columnist Frank Rich about the meaning of Paul Ryan’s selection as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Not a game changer, he says.