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A Few Reasonable Words

A Few Reasonable Words features three professors trying desperately to soothe the frayed nerves of the American public with the comforting balm of political science. We analyze current political events through the lens of political theory and research in American politics. Every week we offer a quick reminder about the basics in a segment called Civics for Grownups. We also include recommended readings. Learn more: https://afrwpodcast.wordpress.com/
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A podcast from three professors trying desperately to soothe the frayed nerves of the American public with the comforting balm of political science.

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Nov 20, 2016

Today we discuss partisanship and how it affects our views of politics, the world, and the Election of 2016. In case you’ve missed it, Democrats and Republicans have had really different reactions to the election of Donald Trump. Is that the new normal? Is there a way to reasonably understand this election and the Trump presidency that isn’t shaded by partisanship?

Nov 10, 2016

Election 2016: What happened? How should we understand the surprising results? Why were the polls wrong? Why did Trump and the Republicans win? What does it mean for the future?

Nov 6, 2016

What is the Electoral College? Why do we have it? Where did it come from? Is it a good thing? Or is it anti-democratic? What would happen if we got rid of it and went with a national popular vote? 

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