Election Special 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016

What is it

John and Ken look beyond the horse race at some of the bigger questions raised by this year’s campaign:
 

Do we always have a duty to vote? with Stanford political scientist Emilee Chapman

Can our democracy survive the amount of money in politics? with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich

How do we justify the two-party system? with Elaine Kamarck from the Brookings Institution.

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Emilee Chapman, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Robert Reich, Former US Labor Secretary

Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

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