March 15, 2012 - News
No One in the Middle
Thursday, we're talking about the death of centrism in American politics. Republican Senator Olympia Snowe recently announced her retirement, citing her disgust with the "my way or the highway ideologies" in Washington these days. But she's just the latest casualty of an ever-increasing polarization of the political parties. John Farrell of National Journal and John Avlon of The Daily Beast join us to explain how we've gotten to this point and what it means for the way government works.
- How Partisan Politics Drove Olympia Snowe Away
- Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America;
- Independent Nation: How Centrism Can Change American Politics
The Utah Republican Party will hold caucuses tonight at 7:00. To find your precinct, click here
VoteView's "Measuring Polarization Over Time"
"History of American Politics in Two Minutes" to see how Congress has shifted across the political spectrum since 1875: