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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!

Nov 2, 2021

How Republicans undermine government to help themselves.  Fighting for progressive power at the state level.  And Bill Press with California Congressman Adam Schiff on why no one should be above the law when it comes to January 6.


Amy Fried, author of At War With Government: How Conservatives Weaponized Distrust from Goldwater to Trump. Gaby Goldstein on why building a progressive future begins with state legislatures. Bill Press with Adam Schiff on his new book "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could."

Amy Fried

Polling shows that Americans’ trust in government sits near a historic low. In her newest book, Amy Fried reveals that this is no accident, but rather a conservative political strategy that 

goes back decades. 

Gaby Goldstein

Republicans have made the control of state legislatures a priority, and it’s working.  Gaby Goldstein says it’s time for Democrats to catch up, and that’s why she co-founded a project to help them do just that.

Adam Schiff 

Bill Press talks with Congressman Adam Schiff on why we can’t ignore the crimes that happened on January 6. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit 

Jim Hightower

The Republican Supremes Are Defrocking Themselves


What is so supreme about the Supreme Court?


I mean besides being housed in an imposing marble building, being the final stop on America’s judicial train, and having its nine members look photogenically authoritarian in those full-body black robes. And, yes, its existence is written into the Constitution – but so is Congress, and no one thinks of it as anything supreme.