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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 29, 2021

The private takeover of public resources, and how to fight back.  Plus Bill Press on the censuring of  Paul Gosar.


Donald Cohen on his new book  The Privatization of Everything. Plus Bill Press with highlights of the House floor debate over the censuring of Paul Gosar after he posted an animated video depicting him killing fellow lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

Donald Cohen

In his newest book, co-author Donald Cohen explores what happens when necessary public services are privatized.  He makes a powerful case for returning public goods to public control rather than allowing them to enrich the few. 

Bill Press

Bill Press with highlights of the floor debate leading up to the vote to censure Representative Paul Gosar and remove him from his committee assignments. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit 

Jim Hightower

What’s the “Quits Rate?” And Why Is It Skyrocketing?

Corporate bosses across America have been sputtering in outrage at you working stiffs this summer, spewing expletives about the fact that while the US economy has been coming back… you haven’t!


“Labor shortage,” they squeal, lazily accusing the workforce of mass laziness. They charge insultingly that millions of workers got used to laying around during the pandemic.