How is today’s brand of conservatism different from past presidencies? In this episode, Julian Zelizer discusses the ins and outs of conservatism today, particularly compared with that during the Ronald Reagan presidency, with economist Arthur Brooks.
Democrats gained control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 6, while Republicans bolstered their majority in the U.S. Senate.
The past week has been marked by a series of hate crimes. Pipe bombs were sent to a few political critics of President Donald Trump by a fanatic in Florida; two African Americans were shot by a white nationalist in Kentucky; and a horrific attack at a synagogue in Pittsburgh left 11 people dead.
Tensions continue to flair between Saudi Arabia and Turkey over the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi — with mixed accounts from both parties. Meanwhile, the U.S. response to the slaying of Khashoggi, who was a U.S. resident, has been uneven.
Uncertainty looms regarding next week’s midterm elections.
In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang consider the dynamics shaping the midterm elections and the potential implications with journalist Barry Yeoman and political scientist Danielle M. Thomsen.