Bernie Sanders ran on his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership. Hillary Clinton came out against it during the campaign. So why did the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee kill a plank opposing it? We talk to John Nichols about the the politics of platforms, and the likelihood of floor fights at the Democratic National Convention. Plus: a look at the work of a designer and inventor who rose to celebrity status in the 20th-Century, a person who wanted to re-think everything from our homes to our transportation to our cities to the distribution of natural resources: Buckminster Fuller.
- John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, co-author with Robert McChesney of People Get Ready: the fight against a jobless economy and a citizenless democracy
- Jonathan Keats, conceptual artist, experimental philosopher, and author of You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future