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February 15, 2021 34 min
"American democracy has weathered these cycles before, and we'll get through them again." - Jack Balkin Politics: Meet Me in the Middle is back for 2021: a new administration, another impeachment, and the same old politics. Legal scholar, Yale Law Professor, and author, Jack Balkin, joins Bill Curtis, Jane Albrecht and Professor Ed Larson for a discussion about the constitution, political polarization, impeachment, and The Cycles of Constitutional Time, to explain, and help us weather, this waxing and waning of political polarization. 3:26 Why Jack wrote The Cycles of Constitutional Time 4:19 Jack explains how we got here, politically. 4:53: The shifts between political parties over time. 6:18: What causes a party to die-off 6:52: Republicans are in the middle of a civil war 7:27: Political Polarization’s history 9:09: What is constitutional rot? 10:02: The Rough Framework or Outline of the Constitution 11:50: Checks and Balances 14:30: Political reform and renewal of party 16:04: What is constitutional time and outlining the cycles? 18:16: How are party coalitions the victim of their own success? 19:00- The Great depression 19:20- The impact of the media “Yesterday and Today” 20:30: 1930’s newspaper & radio polarization 22:20: The Gilded Age 23:30: A second progressive era and the insurrection 24:23: The issues of impeachment 25:40: 14th amendment Section 3 27:13: Republicans will not behave 29:45: Believing the election was stolen is political rot 31:00: What did the mob want with the Capitol? 32:00: Lunatic Fringe (radical and lunatics) ---------------------- Learn More: Politics: Meet Me in the Middle Follow Us on Twitter: @politicsMMITM Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson and Jane Albrecht Produced by: AJ Moseley Edited and Sound Engineering by: Joey Salvia Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media Production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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