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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!

Oct 25, 2021

How redistricting reform is being co-opted.  Why Democrats need to rethink their campaign ground game. And Bill Press on Republican support for Democratic candidates.


David Daley on how independent redistricting commissions are being undermined by partisan pressures. Peter Fenn on why Democratic campaigning needs to move out of the past. Plus Bill Press with former New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman on when it makes sense for Republican voters to back Democrats.

David Daley

Discussions on gerrymandering often call for the creation of independent redistricting commissions to draw electoral maps and keep partisan politics out of the process. But as national gerrymandering expert David Daley explains, true independence is proving harder to achieve than expected. 

Peter Fenn

Peter Fenn has been helping Democrats win elections for decades. In a recent oped, he makes the case that changes in the media landscape demand a shift in focus from paid advertising to hardcore political organizing.

Christine Todd Whitman

Bill Press talks with former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman about why she believes electing moderate Democrats could be critical to saving the Republican Party, and democracy itself. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit

Jim Hightower

Working From Home – While Your Boss Watches You on Video


If you’re a corporate employee, you know that something unpleasant is afoot when top executives are suddenly issuing statements about how committed they are to their employees, making sure that all of them are treated with dignity and respect.