December 18th, 2020 | 47 mins 4 secs
classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, divided government, election 2020, executive overreach, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tribalism, trust, voluntary, white house
Have we been here before? Well, maybe not exactly... but close enough! That's the argument that today's guest, Professor Jim Morone makes, and why we should look to the past when trying to figure out what lies ahead. History also shows us that demographic changes (like Latinos moving right) and arguments about the merit of divided government have been features of our politics since the very beginning.
While the events of today are unprecedented in many ways, boosted by intense tribalism and rampant disinformation, there are examples from our country’s past that we can look to understand the democratic institutions that are, as of now, holding strong.