The Good Fight
37: What $10 million buys you in U.S. politics11/18/14
Mayday SuperPAC, Lawrence Lessig's anti-corruption moonshot, lost nearly all of its races in the 2014 midterms. Does that mean it failed?Or does the shadow of money in politics extend beyond mere wins and losses? Professor Lessig and the Progressive...
36: Turn Out For What
2014 was the election that young people were supposed to ignore. But then came the voting anthem nobody can stop humming. Today on The Good Fight, the inside story of Turn Out For What—as recounted by Rock The Vote's Ashley Spillane and Dan McSwain,...
35: The progressive secret weapon
Conservatives might have money, but progressives have something even more powerful: science. That's right: gigantic, statistically valid, scientifically rigorous experiments about the best way to win elections. If that's a surprise to you, there's a...
34: Fed up with the economy?
Why haven't wages risen in 40 years? It's not just bad luck. The mostly invisible, ultra-powerful folks who run at the Federal Reserve have gone to great lengths to keep it that way. When too many people get jobs, when pay starts going up... wham!...
33: Inside the ginormous, huge-tastic climate march
They promised the biggest climate march in world history. But when the big morning arrived, the Weather app showed a thundercloud. Hear what happened next—and feel the (renewable) energy of a giant, urgent movement hitting the streets together for the...
32: Will police body cameras prevent the next Ferguson?
The killing of Michael Brown, and the military-style police crackdown that followed, exposed millions of Americans to the wide-open Pandora's Box that is the American way of law enforcement. In the weeks since, as the nation wrestled with fundamental...
31: Mayday Super PAC Strikes Back
Lawrence Lessig's Mayday Super PAC stunned the political world by raising $7 million to fight corruption. Now comes the hard part: using money in politics to kick money out of politics. Lessig returns to the show to bring us inside the battle.
30: Garlin Gilchrist II: Detroit, diaspora, and destiny
Before the Win Report, before MoveOn.org, Garlin Gilchrist II was exactly the person Detroit couldn't afford to lose: a brilliant, entrepreneurial computer engineer and civic patriot. He left. But now he's back. Here's his story. http://tgf.fm/30
29: Live from Netroots
The soon-to-be legendary live taping of The Good Fight from Netroots Nation 2014! Hear amazing stories from NARAL president Ilyse Hogue and newly-elected NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia, thrill to a live Win Report with Garlin Gilchrist II, and...
28: Cory Booker and Rand Paul: partners on crime
For decades, criminal justice reform was political Kryptonite. But Cory Booker isn't from Krypton. Booker joins us to explain why he's tackling this fight—and how, in a Festivus miracle of bipartisanship, he teamed up with Rand Paul. http://tgf.fm/28
27: War on women? Meet the resistance
UltraViolet co-founder Nita Chaudhary takes us behind the scenes in the insurgent, devastatingly effective campaign to make the anti-feminist backlash backfire. The strategy: using cutting-edge online advocacy to put a political and economic price on...
Win Report: Hobby Lobby, Hillary, and the Beyonce voters
In this week's Win Report, the Supreme Court rules on Hobby Lobby blocking birth control and home-care workers' rights. Good news and bad news on climate change. Plus, marriage equality in Kentucky, a gay police chief in South Carolina, and more...
26: Pulitzer winner. Undocumented. American.
When Jose Antonio Vargas was 16, he discovered his green card was fake. At 26, he won journalism’s biggest prize. At 30, he outed himself as undocumented. Vargas’s powerful new film, #Documented, tells his story—and it will change the way you think...
25 Lawrence Lessig, Aaron Swartz, and the Super PAC to end Super PACs
What if you’re doing the wrong thing with your life? That’s what 20-year-old Aaron Swartz asked Lawrence Lessig. In response, Lessig transformed his career. Today, he’s got an insanely audacious plan to kick billionaires out of politics… with help...
Win Report: Rick Perry said what?!
A stand-aloneWin Report!The latest victories and defeats in progressive fights throughout the country, including Gov. Rick Perry's stupid comment about homosexuality and Obama's recent and awesome executive orders. http://tgf.fm/WR0620
24: The 347 climate wins you've never heard of.mp3
Obama's new carbon pollution rules are the biggest step ever taken by the U.S. government to fight climate change—but they're not the biggest step taken by the country. The most important win is one that's taken place invisibly, in city by city...
23: The plot to bring democracy to America
The National Popular Vote campaign is on track to do the impossible: fix the broken, crazy, undemocratic way the USA picks its presidents. The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg takes us inside the fight. Plus, a new Win Report.
22: Meet the minister Glenn Beck hates
Rev. Jim Wallis left evangelical Christianity to fight for social justice—and then found his vocation by mixing them together. Now, he's a spiritual adviser to Obama, a force in immigration, and our guest. Plus: a new Win Report. http://tgf.fm/22
21: Beating the Koch brothers
The documentary Citizen Koch was almost crushed by the Koch brothers' power. But filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal fought back. Today, the story behind the movie America's ultra-conservative power brokers don't want you to see.
20: Why economists want a higher minimum wage
Opponents of raising the minimum wage like to claim that economists are on their side. They're wrong. In this episode: the truth about minimum wage economics, the fight in the field, and the reason the jobs debate is a sideshow. Learn more at...
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