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January 26, 2024 26 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF4Aho0rUnM

This week, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the topic of political polarization--its underlying causes, how partisanship is pushed to its extremes, and some potential steps toward better unification.

DISCUSSION POINTS

What is polarization?

The gerrymandering effect

Campaigns are expensive

The primary process

The shrinking center

Violence on the rise

Potential solutions

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