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The truth will set you free. Each week on "The Truth Report", Salon politics and culture writer Chauncey DeVega searches for personal, philosophical, empirical, and moral truth with New York Times best-selling authors, leading opinion makers and other experts on politics, history, social justice, the creative arts, human rights, the economy, technology, and the Age of Trump.
 
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Factory towns as political battlegrounds. Growing Black women’s political power. Plus Bill Press on the meaning of “patriotic philanthropy”. John Pouland on a new report showing big losses for Democrats in factory towns, and why that matters. Glynda Carr on how to get more Black women elected to office. Plus Bill Press with billionaire philanthropi…
 
This is a special Indigenous Peoples' Day episode of The Truth Report in honor of sociologist and historian James Loewen who passed away on August 19, 2021. **** James Loewen is the author of the bestselling book Lies My Teacher Told Me. He has also written award-winning books such as Sundown Towns, Teaching What Really Happened, and The Confederat…
 
Farmers on the front lines of climate change. A Wyoming view on 2022. Plus, Bill Press on the very real threat of election subversion. Former secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman makes an urgent call for climate smart agriculture. Wyoming Democratic Party Chair Joe Barbuto lays out a plan to prevail in the midterms. And election law expert Rick Ha…
 
Budget reconciliation and the future of health care. The Black women who fought to vote. Plus, Bill Press on why the Justice Department should begin a criminal investigation of Donald Trump. Frederick Isasi of Families USA on why now is the time for Congress to take a stand on lowering health care costs. Historian Martha S. Jones on her new book Va…
 
Dr. Mary Trump is a clinical psychologist and business woman. She is also Donald Trump’s niece. She is the author of the bestselling book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man. Her new book is The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal. Mary Trump explains why so many Americans are still i…
 
The populist message progressive voters need to hear. And Bill Press on holding Donald Trump accountable for his role in the January 6 insurrection. This week, pollster Vic Fingerhut on how progressive populism can win elections. Plus, Bill Press with a timeline of events leading up to January 6, and how they implicate Trump in the effort to overtu…
 
Who does our essential ‘dirty work’, and at what price? Why prison gerrymandering has to end. Plus, Bill Press on why California Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to survive the effort to recall him. Eyal Press, author of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Alec Kajstura on how the prison system distorts legislati…
 
Eric Eyre is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the book “Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic”. He explains how big pharma flooded vulnerable rural communities in Appalachia and elsewhere with tens of millions of opioid pain pills. Eyre also shares the hu…
 
How Biden’s plan for economic recovery could lead to more affordable health care for all Americans. Why humor matters in politics. Plus, Bill Press on what happens when science mixes with politics. Health care advocate Laura Packard on why it's time to build American health care back better. Former secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman on his new b…
 
A powerful history of workers’ strikes in America. How unions will shape the future of democracy. Plus Bill Press on the staying power of Trump with the GOP. Historian Erik Loomis on his book A History of America in Ten Strikes. Author and organizer Jane McAlevey on her book, A Collective Bargain:Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy. Plu…
 
Norman Solomon is the author of several books including "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death". He is also the founder and executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Solomon explains how the United States is actually a global empire. He also details how propaganda is used to convince the American people …
 
How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop. How the battle for marriage equality was won. Plus Bill Press on how to confront a "code red" for our planet. Erica Payne on her new book Tax the Rich!: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer. Sasha Issenberg on his new book The Engagement: America's Quart…
 
The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering. Why America needs a Tech New Deal. Plus Bill Press with a harrowing look at Trump's final year. David Daley on why time is running out to stop Republican gerrymandering. Nicol Turner Lee on what it will take to deliver digital equity in a post-pandemic world. Plus Bill Press with Carol Leonnig and Ph…
 
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 p…
 
A democracy test in Texas and the future of voting rights in America. Why it’s time for government to “go big” again. Plus Bill Press with Joe Trippi on what it will take to defeat Trumpism. Texas State Representative Richard Peña Raymond on why he had to leave the state to protect democracy. An extended conversation with Jim Hightower on protectin…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey DeVega shares his new essay at Salon, "Donald Trump rallies the troops in Phoenix: Unfortunately, that's not a metaphor". WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPP…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey DeVega shares his new essay at Salon, “Donald Trump's military coup didn't (quite) happen — but it was much closer than we knew”. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN …
 
What’s next for Amazon workers? What we can learn from a century of U.S. public health emergencies? Plus Bill Press looks ahead to 2022 with Larry Sabato, the founder of Sabato’s Crystal Ball. Nelson Lichtenstein on the link between antitrust advocacy and the movement to unionize workers. Martin Halliwell on how America responds to health crises an…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey DeVega shares his new essay at Salon, “Biden gave a rousing speech — but is he the wrong president at the wrong time?” WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT…
 
Can America be united again? Making the case for Medicaid expansion. Plus Bill Press on Biden’s most difficult foreign policy challenges. George Packer on his new book Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal. Eliot Fishman on how Medicaid expansion has made a difference during the pandemic. Plus Bill Press with Joe Cirincione on restoring Ame…
 
The price we pay if we don’t trust elections. Why we all should care about health disparities. Plus Bill Press on the defining theme of the Trump era. David Becker on the myth of voter fraud and its damage to democracy. Dr. Lisa Cooper on why health disparities are everyone's problem. Plus Bill Press with Adam Serwer, author of the new book, The Cr…
 
Jared Yates Sexton is the guest on this very special July 4 Independence Day episode of The Truth Report and The Chauncey DeVega Show. Jared Yates Sexton is the author of several books including “The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage” and “American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed It…
 
What the data says about how Democrats can win in 2022. The progressive case for canceling student debt. Plus Bill Press on why one journalist chose to walk from DC to New York City. Data scientist David Shor and on why Democrats need to connect with a changing electorate. Researcher Charlie Eaton on why student loan forgiveness would benefit those…
 
The Pentagon Papers at 50. The people who profit off of racism. Plus Bill Press with CNN’s Don Lemon. Author Geoffrey Stone on his new book National Security, Leaks and Freedom of the Press: The Pentagon Papers Fifty Years On. Author Jim Freemen on his new book, Rich Thanks to Racism. And Bill Press with Don Lemon, author of This Is the Fire: What …
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey DeVega shares his new Salon essay “In the fight for democracy, Democrats are being outmaneuvered — and time is against them”. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU …
 
Race and the history of gun rights in America. Why it’s time to expand Social Security. Plus Bill Press on the continuing threat of right-wing media. Historian Carol Anderson on her new book The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America. Nancy Altman on her new book Social Security Works For Everyone!: Protecting and Expanding America’s Mo…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey DeVega shares his new Salon essay “Guess what? The Trump regime's coup against American democracy never stopped”. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE …
 
A historic fight against privatized public services. The battle over how to talk about race in schools. Plus Bill Press on Donald Trump’s dangerous hold within the GOP. Former Cleveland mayor Dennis Kucinich on his battle to save the city’s public electric utility. Scholar Christopher Lehman on the conservative backlash against critical race theory…
 
A plan to cut child poverty in half. Artificial intelligence and the future of work. Plus Bill Press with an insider account of why Joe Biden won, and Hillary Clinton didn’t. Anti-poverty advocate Arohi Pathak on why a stimulus measure to cut child poverty should be made permanent. Economist Daron Acemoglu on redesigning artificial intelligence in …
 
The limits of bipartisanship in today’s politics, and an opening for moral leadership. Plus Bill Press on Donald Trump’s mounting legal problems. Veteran political insider John Lawrence on how reaching across the aisle can come at a cost for the Biden agenda. Historian Daniel Rodgers on why presidential moral leadership is more imperative than ever…
 
Elliot Ackerman is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. Ackerman is also as an ex–CIA paramilitary officer. His new book (co-written with Adm. James Stavridis USN (Ret.)) is The New York Times bestseller…
 
Millennial politics comes into its own. The untold history of citizenship stripping in America. Plus Bill Press on where the Republican Party goes from here. Author David Freedlander on the AOC generation and its political evolution. Author Amanda Frost on citizen stripping from Dred Scott to the dreamers. Plus Bill Press with former Northern Virgi…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey DeVega shares his new Salon essay “America urgently needs a real investigation of the Trump regime — or it will all happen again”. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey shares his new Salon essay “Liz Cheney is an enemy of democracy — just as much as the Trumpers”. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE TRUTH REPORT? Pat…
 
Moving toward a racial justice agenda. Transforming policing from the ground up. Why history matters. Plus Bill Press with journalist Ron Brownstein. Civil rights leader Ben Jealous on why cities and states have to take the lead in reimagining public safety. Scholar Sheryll Cashin on why it's critical to confront government’s role in creating racia…
 
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a primary care physician, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the City University of New York at Hunter College, and Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she formerly served as a Professor of Medicine. She co-chaired The Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era. Dr. Woolhandl…
 
What we get wrong about saving the planet. Why the Green New Deal needs to be a jobs program. Plus Bill Press on what drives Nancy Pelosi. Author Jenny Price on getting environmentalism right before it’s too late. Activist Wallace Mazon on why the Sunrise Movement is fighting for good jobs. Plus Bill Press with journalist Susan Page on her new book…
 
On this week’s episode of The Truth Report, Chauncey shares his new essay “Today's Republicans are cartoon villains — who pose a dire threat to America's health and safety”. WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaunceydevega On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chauncey.devega My email: chaunceydevega@gmail.com HOW CAN YOU SUPPO…
 
The fascism Trump left behind. Avoiding the next power grid disaster. Plus Bill Press on redefining infrastructure in the American Jobs Plan. Jason Stanley on his latest book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Julie Kohn on lessons learned from the Texas power grid failure. Plus Bill Press with White House economic adviser Jared Bernst…
 
The price we pay for corporate consolidation. How the rich hide their wealth. Plus Bill Press with a view from Congress of the chances of passing the American Jobs Act. Pat Garofalo on an antitrust agenda for working people. Chuck Collins on his newest book The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Spend Millions to Hide Trillions. Plus Bill Press with…
 
This is a sneak preview of The Chauncey DeVega Show which can be found at the link below: https://thechaunceydevegashow.libsyn.com/ep-329-dave-grossman-on-killology-and-americas-out-of-control-police ***Given the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict for murdering George Floyd, this week I am revisiting a conversation which took place with Lt. Colonel (ret.…
 
The powerful influence of Lady Bird Johnson. Confronting the myths about poverty in America. Plus, Bill Press with a behind the scenes account of Joe Biden’s election campaign. Julia Sweig on her newest book Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight. Mark Rank on his newest book Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty. Plus Bill Pre…
 
Chauncey DeVega updates the listeners, friends, and other good folks who support and learn from The Truth Report as to the future direction of the podcast – which in addition to great conversations with leading truth-tellers will now include sharing his political essays and other commentaries as featured at Salon.com. On this week’s episode of The …
 
Standing up in Congress for working people. Standing up in court to fight voter suppression. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman Julian Castro Representative Tom Suozzi on the newly formed Labor Caucus and its promise to prioritize working families and unions. Caleb Jackson on the legal case against voter suppression. Plus Bill Press with Julian Cast…
 
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…
 
The way we work isn’t working. How employers exploit our good will and how to fight back. Division and gridlock in American politics and how to fix it. Plus, Bill Press with John Yang on stopping anti Asian American hate. Sarah Jaffe on how devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted, and alone. Katherine Gehl on America’s broken political s…
 
Anne Nelson is the author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right. She is an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Nelson is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Guggenheim Fellow. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los…
 
Joe Biden as a Catholic president and what that means for a divided nation. How democratic renewal at home can redefine America’s role in the world. Plus, Bill Press with Norm Ornstein on fixing the filibuster. Massimo Faggioli on the intersection of faith and politics for America’s second Catholic President. James Traub on how restoring democratic…
 
Inside the NAACP lawsuit against Trump for inciting the Capitol riot. How government segregated America and at what cost to Black Americans. Plus, Bill Press with Ari Berman on why voting rights are under attack. NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson on why the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 is being used today in a lawsuit against Trump. Richard Roths…
 
A new era. Overcoming political division during the pandemic. Bringing back government ethics and integrity after Trump. Plus, Bill Press with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the new normal after the pandemic. Greg Sargent on how Biden’s COVID policy can restore a sense of national purpose. Daniel Farber on how President Biden can make government accountable a…
 
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