Politics & Polls #63: How to be a Conservative in the Age of Trump

Oct 24, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Leading conservative thinker David Frum was one of the earliest and most prominent conservative voices to come out in opposition to President Donald Trump. A CNN contributor and senior editor at The Atlantic, Frum said in a public radio interview that Trump “is shattering the safeguards that protect democracy.”  In this episode, Julian Zelizer interviews Frum about being a conservative in the age of Trump. */ Link: http://bit.ly/...

Politics & Polls #62: Does Gerrymandering Leave Voters Without a Voice?

Oct 17, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
This episode is about one of Sam Wang’s favorite topics: gerrymandering. Wang visited the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 to hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan as being the product of partisan gerrymandering.  In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Wang discuss the case, Wang’s day in D.C. and whether this case could potentially put guardrails on the partisan gerrymandering process. */ Link:...

WWS Reacts: Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Oct 12, 2017
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
Reports indicate that President Donald Trump plans to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal on grounds that Iran hasn’t lived up to the agreement. The news comes ahead of a looming Oct. 15 deadline, on which day the Trump administration must certify to Congress that Iran is adhering to the deal. We teased out the details of decertification and what the Iran nuclear deal means in terms of a broader U.S. strategy with two physicists at Princeton’s...

Politics & Polls #61: Identity Politics & the Democratic Party

Oct 10, 2017
Published by: Public Affairs
Are identity politics hurting the Democratic Party? Some argue Democrats have strayed away from core economic issues, favoring religion, race, sexuality, gender or social background (to name a few) to form their political alliance – thereby undercutting the party’s effectiveness. */ Joining this episode is an author who has written extensively on the rise of identity politics: Mark Lilla, professor of humanities at Columbia University and...