The Backchannel
The Backchannel
Aug 3, 2019
Extremely Offline: Bill Scher and Richard Eskow on Round 2 of the Democratic Debates
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July's Democratic primary debates were an opportunity for the progressive and more establishment factions of the party to hash out their differences and present voters with different visions going into the 2020 presidential elections.

Bill Scher is a veteran of liberal politics who has been involved in left-of-center organizing since the early 2000s. Today, he's a regular columnist at Politico Magazine, where he often writes in defense of the Democratic Party establishment's approach to achieving legislation.

Richard Eskow was a staffer on the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016, and hosts a radio show where he discusses a number of issues including retirement security and his belief that the Democratic establishment is seriously out of touch.

On this episode, they'll offer their reactions to the debate and their views on where the Democrats should go in 2020.

Due to technical difficulties and limited time on the part of our guests, this episode will be short and sweet, but we hope you enjoy yourself and look forward to future episodes, where we'll do our best to retain our full-length format.

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