The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Efforts to conduct new primaries in Florida and Michigan have collapsed. Our guests discuss how the Democratic Party is going to resolve this issue, plus a new proposal that would get superdelegates to vote in their own primary ahead of this summer’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.
- Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-TN) Gov. Bredesen is serving his second term as Tennessee's governor.
- Tad Devine political consultant; senior strategist to the 2004 Kerry campaign and to the 2000 Gore campaign; director of delegate selection in the 1988 Dukakis campaign.
- Stuart Rothenberg editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report
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