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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, 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, AmericasDemocrats.org 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 Donald Trump and the Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!
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#321 - March 26, 2017
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Political moderate Jim Kessler, who has worked for prominent Democrats, says the party went wrong when it assumed it could win by relying only on minorities, Millennials, and single women. Harvard Professor Theda Skocpol says much the same thing and advises Democrats to adopt a “big-tent” approach to building Electoral College-proof majorities. And Bill Press interviews Elizabeth Wydra, head of the Constitutional Accountability Center. Support the Show Are you tired of Tea Party Republicans and Rush Limbaugh dominating the airwaves? Do you want the facts you won't get on Fox -- or even on CNN? Then stay tuned. Jim Kessler Jim Kessler, the policy director for the centrist “Third Way,” says 70 percent of the so-called “rising American electorate” is not liberal – they are moderate, and the Democrats need to appeal to the two-thirds of Americans who are not doing well. Theda Skocpol Professor Theda Skocpol warns that Democrats cannot stop the Republicans from radically changing America unless they can start winning elections. She has some ideas on how. Elizabeth Wydra Bill Press interviews Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. Jim Hightower Why should we subsidize higher pay for insurance CEOs?