Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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!

Jun 10, 2012

Mark Shriver

Many Americans fondly remember the late R. Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps and accomplished so much else in improving the lot of people in this country and around the world. His son, Mark Shriver, writes in a new book for Fathers Day, about how faith and maintaining a balance in life are the important lessons his dad bequeathed.

Jim Hightower

America’s #1 populist gives us his Common Sense Commentary on the Wisconsin election results.

Linda Killian

A journalist and senior scholar at the Wilson Center, has written a book about a powerful third force in American politics – the independent, or swing, voters. They may not make up their minds in the presidential race until it is almost over, but they will, she says, make all the difference.

Henry Cuellar

Bill Press talks about immigration issues, the Latino vote and tax cuts with Congressman Henry Cuellar, a blue dog Democrat, from Texas.

Peter Barca

A special replay of our post-election-day interview in Wisconsin with Democratic State Assembly leader Peter Barca. The news wasn’t all bad, he reports.