Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Fan-favorite political strategist Mo Elleithee returns to The Remnant today for a discussion of Joe Biden’s first six months in office, America’s deepening polarization, and how we should understand the results of the 2020 election. With debates over issues like critical race theory and police reform continuing to intensify, has the Democratic Party really shifted as far to the left as conservatives believe? For that matter, what can Mo’s latest Battleground Poll tell us about the challenges America faces, and why is the political side of Twitter so inexpressibly hideous? It’s a dream come true for lovers of statistics and infrastructure.

Show Notes:

Mo’s work at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service

Mo’s recent appearance on TheDispatch Podcast

Nate Cohn on the statistics behind the 2020 election

Chris Wallace accuses Republicans of defunding the police

The Bill Clinton/Lani Guinier episode

Abigail Spanberger blasts progressive sloganeering

Sean Trende on Conversations with Bill Kristol

The June 2021 Battleground Poll

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