Fri January 18, 2013
The Politics of Extremism: How Did It Get So Bad?
Filibusters. Super PACs. Citizens United. Endless party squabbles. How did we get to this point?
That's the exactly the question that Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution has been asking. With Norman Ornstein, they co-authored, "It's Even Worse Than is Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the Politics of Extremism."
Mann diagnoses the situation historically, and ultimately provides solutions. I recently caught up with him for a live interview. Take a listen: