June 6 - What is the Democrat's Narrative?; A Run In Spain as Greece Goes Broke; Rebuilding the Dream After Wisconsin

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Part 1

We begin with Amatai Etzioni, a former Senior Advisor to the White House and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University. We discuss the implications of the victory of money over grassroots organization in Wisconsin and his article at CNN, “U.S. Economy Heading Straight for the Cliff”.

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Then we further examine the impact of Wisconsin on the central theme of the Presidential race, the economy, and what likely fallout will come from Europe where Spain is facing a run on its banks and Greece it about to go broke in July. Dean Baker, the co-director of the Center For Economic and Policy Research joins us to analyze the state of the economy in an election year and what external factors might slow or reverse recovery.

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Then finally former Advisor to the Obama White House and the founding president of “Rebuild the Dream”, Van Jones joins us to offer his analysis of the seven point victory of Governor Walker in Wisconsin and how progressives might recover from this demoralizing defeat. Following a successful Republican divide and conquer strategy largely financed by plutocrats that pitted the shrinking middle class against itself, we  discuss Van Jones’s latest book “Rebuild the Dream” and how the 99% can reverse the race to the bottom to reclaim the American dream.

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