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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 19, 2021

Can America be united again? Making the case for Medicaid expansion. Plus Bill Press on Biden’s most difficult foreign policy challenges. 

George Packer on his new book Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. Eliot Fishman on how Medicaid expansion has made a difference during the pandemic. Plus Bill Press with Joe Cirincione on restoring American leadership in the world. 

George Packer

George Packer’s newest book describes America as a nation dangerously fractured into four warring tribes. He argues that central to any reconciliation is a recommitment to equality.

Eliot Fishman

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for universal access to affordable healthcare. Eliot Fishman says that is why now is the time for every state to adopt Medicaid expansion.

Joe Cirincione

Bill Press with Joe Cirincione on reimaging national security after four years of a Trump presidency. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit

Jim Hightower

Is America big enough to Go Big again?

It’s time for America to go back to the future – a future of true greatness created by a people united to build a strong nation for the Common Good.

From the start of our United States, Americans have backed leaders who dared to do big public projects – Jefferson, Lincoln, TR, FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, and LBJ all dared to achieve bold goals.