Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Abigail Hernandez Back Home With Family
- Star Island Seeks To Go Solar, Serve As Energy Example
- Adults Who Wear Kids' Clothing: Saving Money Through Size
- On Demand: What's New To Netflix, Redbox, And Amazon Prime For July 2014
- Worth Preserving? 'Ugly' Concord Building At Center Of Debate Over Mid-Century Design
Wed October 9, 2013
Is The American Political System Broken?
A week into a government shutdown, with a looming debt ceiling crisis, politicians remain rooted in their positions. Many people wonder if we’ve become partisan to a fault, with both sides refusing to contemplate compromise. We’ll look at how we got here and whether we’ve run out of solutions.
- Thomas E. Mann: The W. Averell Harriman Chair and senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution. He is a former executive director of the American Political Science Association.
- Norman J. Ornstein: A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of a weekly column for Roll Call called “Congress Inside Out.”
- Dante Scala: Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. He's also a fellow at UNH's Carsey Institute. Follow him on Twitter @graniteprof.
*The book co-written by Mann and Ornstein, It's Even Worse Than It Looks, was recently released in an expanded paperback edition, with a new preface and afterword.