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How Joe Biden barely won the Presidency. The battle on Capitol Hill to win back our democracy. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman Jamie Raskin.
Jonathan Allen with a behind-the-scenes look at Joe Biden's 2020 campaign. Fred Wertheimer on why now is the time for a historic overhaul of how we do elections. Plus Bill Press with Congressman Jaime Raskin on the state of play in Congress and why it’s time to get rid of the filibusterJonathan Allen
Jonathan Allen’s newest book, co-authored with Amy Parnes, takes a deep dive into Joe Biden’s narrow victory that put him in the White House. It’s a story in part about how progressives Democrats, faced with the possibility of another four years of Trump, were able to coalesce behind a centrist candidate.Fred Wertheimer
As Congress prepares for a showdown over a massive voting rights bill, democracy advocate Fred Wertheimer says passing the For the People Act is essential to make sure America does not return to the days of Jim Crow politics.Jamie Raskin
Bill Press with Congressman Jamie Raskin on the fight to enact progressive reforms in Congress, and why he supports a full abolition of the filibuster. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.
Hey Washington: Follow The People
“Those in the know” say that We the People should forget any progressive fantasy that – at long last – Washington might finally produce the kind of bold FDR-style agenda that America needs. They smugly lecture us that recalcitrant Republicans in Congress, not to mention a swarm of corporate lobbyists, are opposed to progressive change, so who could get it passed?
Here’s an idea: Try the people themselves.