Episode 120: WTF Is Up With 2018

We are back for our first show of 2018! This week we take a look back at the political upheavals and surprises of 2017 including the Virginia elections and the Doug Jones victory in Alabama. Later on in the show we talk about the upcoming gubernatorial elections that will see many House and Senate seats…

#LLSBookClub: Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics

When I (Darcie) first started reading this book I thought to myself, “Maybe everything isn’t as chaotic as it seems.” Thanks to the work of authors Weiler and Hetherington our current political stage can make a little more sense. Their study of authoritarian tendencies (via child rearing value questions) results in some strong correlations in…