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  • Washington Journal David Blankenhorn Discusses Civility in Politics
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    David Blankenhorn on Civility in Politics

    Better Angels president and co-founder David Blankenhorn discussed his group’s efforts to foster understanding among people of differing political ideologies.

  • Donna Brazile and Mercedes Schlapp on Political Discourse and Civility
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    Donna Brazile and Mercedes Schlapp on Political Discourse and Civility

    Donna Brazile, former Democratic National Committee chair, and Mercedes Schlapp, former White House strategic communications director for President Trump, participated in a discussion at…

  • Media Technology and 20th Century Politics
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    Media, Technology and 20th Century Politics

    Historians discussed the effect of media and technology on 20th century politics. Topics included the government’s impact on Silicon Valley, artificial intelligence and cable television. This talk was…

  • Violence in US Politics
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    Violence in U.S. Politics

    Historians analyzed the correlation between violence and U.S. political change, from the time of the American Revolution to present day. This talk was part of a two-day Purdue University conference…

  • US Policymaking and Presidential Commissions
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    U.S. Policymaking and Presidential Commissions

    This was a discussion on policymaking and presidential commissions in political history. This talk from Purdue University was part of a two-day conference called “Remaking American Political…

  • Populist Politics and Politicians in American History
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    Populist Politics and Politicians in American History

    A conservative scholar and a liberal historian explored the concept of populism and its role in the history of American politics. In an event titled, “The Promise and Perils of Populism,”…

  • Washington Journal Daniel Yudkin Discusses Political Polarization and Tribalism in the US
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    Daniel Yudkin on Political Polarization and Tribalism in the U.S.

    Daniel Yudkin of the group More in Common discussed their recent study of political polarization in the U.S.

  • Discussion on Politics
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    Discussion on Politics

    Authors Salena Zito and Alan Abramowitz examined the shift of the American electorate and the election of Donald Trump.

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    Professor Cass Sunstein talked about his book #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media, in which he examines how social media impacts political views. Professor Sunstein…

  • Discussion Focuses on Political Culture in 2016
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    Political Culture in 2016

    The University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture hosted a series of presentations on their new survey addressing American political culture, which found widespread dissatisfaction with…

  • Power and Politics Exhibit
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    "Power and Politics" Exhibit

    Eric Rivet talked about the Cleveland History Center’s “Power and Politics” exhibit launching prior to the 2016 Republican National Convention. The exhibit includes items in the Cleveland History Center’s…

  • emExtremism in Americaem
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    Extremism in America

    George Michael talked about his book, Extremism in America, in which he discusses the history and impact of political extremists in the United States. Professor Michael spoke about groups…

  • The Beginning of American Politics
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    The Beginning of American Politics

    Professor Douglas Bradburn of Binghamton University in New York contrasted British and American politics in the 18th century. He examined why Colonial America was unable to duplicate…

  • Partisanship in Politics and Government
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    Partisanship in Politics and Government

    Members of the Commission on Political Reform discussed the causes and consequences of extreme polarization of the American political process. The event opened with a video presentation highlighting…

  • Independent Voters and the 2012 Elections
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    Independent Voters and the 2012 Elections

    Linda Killian talked about how the political system is losing faith among the public and more deeply among independent voters. Topics included the rising self-identification of independent…

  • Tom Brokaw Remarks on State of US Political Debate
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    Tom Brokaw Remarks on State of U.S. Political Debate

    Tom Brokaw discussed the state of U.S. political debate and his new book, The Time of Our Lives: Past, Present, Promise, a broad view of how American life had changed since the Great…

  • Coffee Party Rally
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    Coffee Party Rally

    Annabel Park talked about the Coffee Party, its platform, and its first major rally. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

  • American Politics
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    American Politics

    Laura Clawson talked about the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, what to expect from the incoming 112th Congress and its new leadership, and other current political topics. She also…

  • Conservatives and Tea Party
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    Conservatives and Tea Party

    Matt Kibbe talked by video uplink from Dallas, Texas about the future impact of the Tea Party and whether social and national security issues should be part of he Tea Party agenda.…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    David Drucker and Reid Wilson talked about the week’s major stories, the congressional agenda, and the 2010 midterm elections. Topics included the latest jobless rate figures and current job…

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