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Politics

Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.

November 7, 2019

We Used to Fight Over Politics. With Trump’s Impeachment, We’re Now in a Battle for Democracy

This week, Liz Preza and Joshua Holland talk about whiny billionaires, a bit of light fraud Trump is pulling on his most loyal supporters and how his wacky obsession with buying Greenland sidelined the Ukraine scandal that could bring down his presidency. 

 
Then we're joined by Thomas Pepinsky, a professor of government at Cornell University, to talk about "regime cleavage"--when democratic polities fight over the legitimacy of government itself. Pepinsky says that while other social divides are manageable, this one can lead to a fundamental breakdown in even a mature democracy. 

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