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Is American Politics Broken?
Air Date: Jul 17, 2016
About this episode
As the partisan divide in the United States seems larger and more set in stone than at any time and public confidence in the institutions of American government has fallen precipitously, the panel discusses the potential causes of these developments and what can be done about them.
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About the guests
Former Congressman (R-VA) & author of "The Partisan Divide"
Thomas Milburn Davis III is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Davis served as Chairman of the House Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) in the 2000 and 2002 election cycles. He teaches Political Science at George Mason University, in...
Vice President and General Counsel, Citizens United
Michael Boos is the Vice President and General Counsel of Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation. He has authored and co-authored numerous court briefs and public policy papers, and frequently testifies before the Federal Election Commission and other regulatory agencies on the impact of proposed government regulations.
Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals...