You think are politics are polarized today? It was all there at the founding of our country—tabloid-style journalism, complaints about congress, dirty tricks, and factionalism. Award-winning screenwriter and American history expert Kirk Ellis helps us make sense of it all.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes a detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
David Daley is author of Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind The Secret Plan To Steal America’s Democracy, the history of the redistricting of our state and congressional districts since 2010, whose result has been the demise of majority rule.
Ari Berman‘s history of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is a surprisingly gripping narrative about the fight for the right to vote and the right for representation in a nation that still has a long way to go in ensuring basic participation in our democracy.
What happens when citizens vote for something and elected officials withhold it? Santa Fe, NM, is dealing with how people vote in the upcoming city council and mayoral elections.
…seems possible, at least when you’re talking to Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies. She asks reasonable questions like, What would it take to transition to a less militaristic, diplomacy-based foreign policy?