July 24, 2016

Sean Wilentz on the value of political partisanship … James Fallows on the legacy of Jimmy Carter … and Bill Press interviews Democratic strategist Karen Finney.

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz makes the case FOR partisanship in politics as a way to create effective change. Journalist James Fallows reflects on the legacy of Jimmy Carter 40 years after he became the Democratic presidential nominee. And Bill Press talks with Democratic strategist Karen Finney

Sean Wilentz

Everyone seems to think partisanship is a bad idea, but historian Sean Wilentz documents how, when used effectively, it can lead to great social change.

James Fallows

Jimmy Carter was an “outsider” who won the Democratic presidential nomination 40 years ago. His former speechwriter, James Fallows, says that an outsider can win the White House if the public feels there is a crisis – but then it becomes very hard to actually govern.
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Karen Finny

Bill Press interviews Democratic strategist Karen Finny, about the party conventions.

Jim Hightower

Brand New Congress

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