Sep 19, 2020 • 1HR 1M

How the Right is Shredding the Vote

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Populism is the theme when America’s #1 populist, Jim Hightower, joins Ralph to outline the six ways the right is trying to shred our vote this November. Also, we learn how the Trump Administration’s policies have really affected Iowa’s farming community from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-editor of the Progressive Populist, Art Cullen.


Jim Hightower is a syndicated columnist, national radio commentator, and America’s Number One populist.  He has written many books including Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow. Mr. Hightower is a board member of Public Citizen. He is also a founding member of Our Revolution, an organization inspired by the issues brought up in the Bernie Sanders campaign. Along with that, he writes a monthly newsletter called the Hightower Lowdown.

“You can understand the Republicans wanting to steal the election, but why do the Democrats just roll over? Why don’t they make this a priority? And there hasn’t even been a presidential candidate make a priority, much less congressional leaders. Some of our Democratic leaders are weaker than Canadian hot sauce, when it comes to standing up for the people’s most fundamental right.”

Jim Hightower, America’s Number One Populist


Art Cullen is half the ownership and 25% of the news staff of the Storm Lake Times, located in Storm Lake, Iowa and which he founded with his brother, John. Mr. Cullen is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. He won that for his editorials taking on corporate agribusiness for fouling the state’s water and despoiling its soil. His book about that is entitled Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope From a Heartland Newspaper. Mr. Cullen edits the newspaper, The Progressive Populist.

“40% of Iowa farm income this year will come from government disaster payments as opposed to the markets.”

Art Cullen, author of Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope From a Heartland Newspaper

“Iowa farmers have been losing money seven years in a row. And there are half as many as there were in 1980.”

Art Cullen, author of Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope From a Heartland Newspaper

“Trump is trumpeting his aid to farmers. [Yet] this relief bill that Congress passed, a lot of that money that was headed for farm country ended up in the hands of the big agribusiness and giant farms, not in the hands of small farmers.”

Ralph Nader


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