Rep. John Garamendi (D- CA)
Jim Wallis, President and CEO of Sojourners
80% of Americans don't want Washington to touch Social Security or Medicare.. and about 50 million Americans rely on Social Security benefits. Yet, "modifications" to the Big 3 are STILL on the table in the debt ceiling negotiations. Democrats need to decide which side they're going to take and whether they're willing to place the burden of sacrifice on the middle class. We'll talk about it.
Joy-Ann Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com
Amy Holmes, Co-host of America's Radio News
The Tea Party Republicans in the House are one of the biggest obstacles towards reaching a deal on the debt ceiling debate. They're all about "Cut, Cap and Balance", a plan that would drastically change The Big Three, and unwilling to consider anything else. Their no-compromises approach is causing a rift within their own party, with some saying they're passing up the deal of a lifetime. Can they find a middle ground before time runs out?
Jeff Santos, Progressive Talk Radio Host from Boston
Heidi Harris, Host of "The Heidi Harris Show"
We've brought together some show favorites to talk about the stories of the week. We'll definitely be following up on Congressman Allen West's continuing feud with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, his refusal to apologize (he's a "military man" and "that's how they talk") and how he's actually using the whole situation to fundraise! That and more, you won't want to miss it.
Nicole Lamoureaux, Executive Director of the National Association of Free Clinics
The Ed Show is partnering once again with The National Association of Free Clinics to bring a one-day health clinic to New Orleans on August 29, 2011... we'll talk to Nicole about her work with the organization and let you know how you can get involved!