Episode 1 – Political Polarization

Hello, and welcome to the first episode of The Split Ticket!  In this episode David Mordini, Madeleine Leigh, Paige Harken, Tanner Halleran, and Melanie Schnurr, led by host Brady Silas, discuss what political polarization is, the forms that it takes, its roots, and what it means for our society as a whole.  Also: where do we draw the line on forgiveness for politicians’ past actions? Which actions are unforgivable?

#english #onlynewtknows

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. CGPGrey. “The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained.” YouTube, YouTube, 9 Mar. 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo.
  2. Boorstin, Daniel J. The Decline of Radicalism: Reflections on America Today. First Printing , 1970.
  3. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp
  4. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/trump-partisan-divide-republicans-democrats/541917/
  5. https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/05/16/the-top-14-causes-of-political-polarization/
  6. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350364-parties-struggle-with-shifting-coalitions
  7. https://hbr.org/2017/05/research-political-polarization-is-changing-how-americans-work-and-shop
  8. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/01/24/the-two-key-factors-behind-our-polarized-politics/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.01e39d0fe812
  9. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/23/republicans-and-democrats-agree-they-cant-agree-on-basic-facts/
  10. “Polarization.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polarization.
  11. Wolchover, Natalie. “Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms?” LiveScience, Purch, 24 Sept. 2012, http://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html.
  12. Dunn, Amina. “Republicans, Democrats See Opposing Party as More Ideological Than Their Own | Pew Research Center.” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 20 Sept. 2018, http://www.people-press.org/2018/09/13/republicans-democrats-see-opposing-party-as-more-ideological-than-their-own/.
  13. Leuchtenburg, William E. “Franklin D. Roosevelt: Domestic Affairs.” Miller Center, 24 July 2018, millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/domestic-affairs.
  14. Strahan, Randall, and Daniel J. Palazzolo. “The Gingrich Effect.” Political Science Quarterly, vol. 119, no. 1, 2004, pp. 89–114. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/20202306.
  15. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/22/opinion/oe-neuman22
  16. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-newt-gingrich-scandals-accomplishments-veepstakes-running-mate-trump-gop-republican-214050
  17. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350364-parties-struggle-with-shifting-coalitions
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTBnsqxZ3k [Daisy Attack Ad]

Edited/Produced by: Madeleine Leigh


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