65 minutes | Oct 3rd 2020

By the People: Blame the Constitution

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Host Ian Millhiser talks with political scientist Norm Ornstein and Vox’s Matt Yglesias about the structural factors — many of them written into the Constitution itself — that impede a democratic majority from electing their preferred leaders and several ideas about how these hurdles can be overcome.

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Featuring:

Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute

Matthew Yglesias, Senior Correspondent at Vox

Host:

Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser), Senior Correspondent, Vox

Credits:

Producer/Editor: Jackson Bierfeldt

Editor: Elbert Ventura

Executive Producer: Liz Nelson

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