Letters and Politics

Pipe bombs and Explosive Conspiracy Theories. Then, How the Electoral System Is Falling Apart

We are joined by Adele Stan to talk about pipe bombs found in the mail to highly visible Trump critics, and some of the conspiracy theories going around, especially those concerning billionaire George Soros, one of the recipients of such a package.

Guest: Adele Stanis a columnist for The American Prospect, and the editor of Right Wing Watch.

Then, a conversation about how the American electoral system is falling apart -as evidenced by the 2016 presidential election.

Guest: David Faris is associate professor of political science at Roosevelt University in Chicago.  He is author of the new book It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics.

About the book

In it’s Time to Fight Dirty, David Faris describes how the Constitution’s deep democratic flaws constantly put progressives at a disadvantage, and lays out strategies for “fighting dirty” though obstructionism and procedural warfare: establishing statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico; breaking California into several states; creating a larger House of Representatives; passing a new voting rights act; and expanding the Supreme Court.

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