Jun 22, 2021
Race and the history of gun rights in America. Why it’s time to expand Social Security. Plus Bill Press on the continuing threat of right-wing media.
Historian Carol Anderson on her new book The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America. Nancy Altman on her new book Social Security Works For Everyone!: Protecting and Expanding America’s Most Popular Social Program.Plus Bill Press with CNN’s Brian Stelter on Fox News and its relentless grip on the Republican party.
In her latest book, Carol Anderson offers a critical new look at the evolution of the right to bear arms in American History. It’s a story that begins with the nation’s founding and the desire to put down slave revolts.
Across the ideological divide, poll after poll shows Americans are united against any cuts to Social Security. Nancy Altman says it’s time to listen to the will of the people and go a step further by expanding the nation’s most popular social program.
Bill Press with CNN’s Brian Stelter on the influence of Fox in a post-Trump era. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.
Hey Washington: Follow The People
“Those in the know” say that We the People should forget any progressive fantasy that – at long last – Washington might finally produce the kind of bold FDR-style agenda that America needs. They smugly lecture us that recalcitrant Republicans in Congress, not to mention a swarm of corporate lobbyists, are opposed to progressive change, so who could get it passed?
Here’s an idea: Try the people themselves.