Description: Bill, Rachel, and Nate discuss the historical tension in US politics between social rights and individual rights, the 1940s movement for social rights, and why this has returned to the fore in the 2020 race.
The Democratic Party leadership has come completely unmoored from the party base and any coalition necessary to win national elections. But with the party’s legally enshrined institutional power and mass membership in play and time running out on the climate, we are locked in a brutal power struggle. (On the show this week: Bill, Rachel, Nate)
This week Bill, Nate, and Greg discuss the evolution of Medicare For All discourse from the 2015 Democratic debates to the 2019 Democratic debates as well as the political evolution of Delaware since Joe Biden was first a Senator.
This week Bill, Rachel, and Nate talk about Biden’s flip-flops on the Hyde Amendment and the DNC’s decision to refuse to hold a climate policy debate or allow candidates to participate in one by anyone else.
"We must be the great arsenal of democracy. For us this is an emergency as serious as war itself. We must apply ourselves to our task with the same resolution, the same sense of urgency, the same spirit of patriotism and sacrifice as we would show were we at war."
-Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, December 29, 1940