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Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting, and Political Stalemate Featuring Morris Fiorina

Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting, and Political Stalemate Featuring Morris Fiorina

November 28, 2017

America at its worst divide since the Civil War? Not exactly, says Hoover senior fellow Morris Fiorina, the author of Unstable Majorities: Polarization, Party Sorting, and Political Stalemate. Fiorina contends that voters haven’t abandoned the center but that the two major parties have, the result being continued experimentation with the political order in Washington. Will 2018 see a continuation of the third great stretch of instability in national politics? Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe (Playing time: 38:50)

Lee Harvey Oswald Was My Friend Featuring Paul Gregory

Lee Harvey Oswald Was My Friend Featuring Paul Gregory

November 20, 2017

In November 1963 Paul Gregory’s family resided in Fort Worth, Texas. As members of the city’s Russian immigrant community, they befriended Lee and Marina Oswald. Gregory recounts his time in the company of JFK’s assassin, possible motivations for Oswald’s committing the crime, and why he doesn’t buy into the many conspiracy theories surrounding the events in Dallas. Paul Gregory is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 32:28)

The Future of Germany Featuring Russell Berman

The Future of Germany Featuring Russell Berman

November 17, 2017

The good news for Angela Merkel is to be re-elected to a fourth term as German chancellor. The bad news is fashioning a working coalition of political parties divided over taxes, immigration, and climate policy. Hoover Institution senior fellow Russell Berman examines the options available to Germany’s chancellor, including any changes to her roles on the European and world stages. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 37:25)

Hoover Fellow Doug Rivers Breaks Down the Virginia Election

Hoover Fellow Doug Rivers Breaks Down the Virginia Election

November 8, 2017

A year after Donald Trump’s improbable win, voters went to the polls in Virginia to elect a new governor—a contest that was, in part, a referendum on Trump’s nascent presidency. Hoover senior fellow and renowned pollster Doug Rivers breaks down the Old Dominion vote and what the results say about the effectiveness of Republican and Democratic messaging on the verge of the 2018 midterm elections. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 54:47)