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

November 27, 2019

A Silver Lining in the Trump Era? Political Scientist Says New Political Energy May Usher in New Progressive Era

Joshua Holland and Liz Preza kick off this week's show by trying desperately to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving before Fox News turns it into a new culture war. 

Then, in our ongoing quest for a segment with some optimism, we invited Lee Drutman, a New America fellow and author of the forthcoming book, Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America, to discuss his recent NYT op-ed, "Why the Searing Politics of the Trump Era Give Me Hope." Drutman says he's been reading more history and less news of late, and it's given him some perspective on this era of contested democracy.

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