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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!

Aug 9, 2021

The state of Black America in 2021. A new chapter in progressive politics and how we got here. Plus Bill Press with Dana Milbank, op-ed columnist for The Washington Post.


Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League with a call to action to create a more equitable and inclusive nation. Mark Schmitt on the rebuilding of the left in American politics. Plus Bill Press with Dana Milbank on the GOP attempt to rewrite the history of January 6.


Marc Morial

An annual report released by the National Urban League concludes that we are living in a historic moment that demands that historic injustices are recognized and repaired. For National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial, that means that as America seeks to move beyond COVID 19, it cannot return to what passed for normal before the pandemic struck.


Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt is an expert on progressive political reform. In this moment of new possibility, he calls on progressive democrats to recognize the years of successful organizing that got us here.


Dana Milbank
Bill Press with Dana Milbank on what should come next for the 

Capitol Hill insurrectionists and the January 6 select committee. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit


Jim Hightower

Shortage, Start With the Wage Shortage


At a recent congressional hearing on America’s so-called “labor shortage,” megabanker Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, offered this insight: “People actually have a lot of money, and they don’t particularly feel like going back to work.”


Uh… Jamie… most people are living paycheck to paycheck, and since COVID-19 hit, millions have lost their jobs, savings, and even homes. So, they’re not exactly lollygagging around the house, counting their cash.