An Unlikely Champion of Civility and Bipartisanship
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 672 , Segment 1
Episode: David Axelrod, Humans on Mars, Economics of the Corn Maze
- Oct 31, 2017 11:00 pm
- 20:23 mins
Guest: David Axelrod, Director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics, University of Chicago, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama Republicans and Democrats are farther apart than they’ve been in decades. Compromise is a sign of weakness. Crossing the aisle is so risky that a champion of bipartisanship in the Senate – Arizona Republican Jeff Flake – saw the writing on the wall and decided not to run for re-election. In announcing his departure, he lamented “the destructiveness of our politics,” the “indecency of our discourse” and the “coarseness of our national dialogue.” Who's to blame for this and is there any turning back?