S2 E26 Lost in Politics: Finding Ways to Stay Engaged When Neither Party Fits

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Season 2, Episode 26

  • Oct 17, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 52:47 mins

If the whole point of a democracy is to represent the voice of the people, then why do more than half of Americans say the two major political parties are doing a poor job representing the people? Would a third major party solve the problem? What could drive the Democrats and Republicans to embrace more moderate views? In this episode we look at why American politics have become so polarized and we explore how to stay engaged in democracy when neither party feels like a good fit. Thanks to listeners Jeff, Cydne, Alex, Troy and Noah for sharing their stories in this episode. Guests: Robert Saldin, Professor of Political Science, University of Montana Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science, Northern State University Richard Davis, co-founder of the United Utah Party, author of "Beyond Donkeys and Elephants: Minor Political Parties in Contemporary American Politics." Pastor Fred Garry, Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, NJ Evan Malbrough, fellow at the ACLU of Georgia, board member with The Andrew Goodman Foundation.