March 23 - Empowering American Muslims, Not Alienating Them; Cruz Chooses an Economic Adviser Who Wrecked the Economy; Does Bernie Sanders Have a Path to the Presidency?

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Part 1

We begin with President Obama’s rebuke of Ted Cruz’s call for patrolling Muslim neighborhoods which Obama called un-American adding, “I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance, which, by the way, the father of Senator Cruz escaped from for America, the land of the free”. David Schanzer, Professor of the Practice and Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University, joins us to discuss why he thinks Cruz’s proposals are exactly the wrong way to keep America safe.

Part 2

Then, with Jeb Bush’s endorsement of Ted Cruz today, we will examine the kind of advisors Cruz has assembled for his presidency which is looking more and more like a long shot. Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist at the Los Angeles Times, joins us to discuss Cruz’s choice of the person most cited as the leading architect of the 2008 financial crash and Michael Hiltzik’s latest article at the Los Angeles Times “Ted Cruz just named Phil Gramm his economic advisor. Here’s Gramm’s economic legacy”.

Part 3

Then finally we get an assessment of whether there is a possible path for Bernie Sanders to the Democratic presidential nomination following his decisive wins with 75% of the votes in the Idaho and Utah caucuses and speak with Bill Zimmerman, an author, longtime activist and one of the nation’s most experienced political media consultants. With Sanders netting 76 to Hillary’s 55 delegates last night, he joins us to discuss Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead following her big win in Arizona and whether the movement that has coalesced around Bernie Sanders will become a potent political force in the future.