The Disruption of American Institutions and Political Systems

The Disruption of American Institutions and Political Systems
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Jonathan Rauch is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and contributor at The Atlantic, and has been writing about the state of American politics and institutions. On the Federalist Radio Hour, Rauch and Domenech discuss how communities have degraded and their expectations for the new incoming elite class in Washington D.C.

“Congress now is so disorganized because any individual or group can stop things. It's so disorganized that it's very hard for them to do the basic work of governing,” Rauch said. “Meanwhile, over on the political side you also have chaos. The runner-up for the Democratic nomination was not a Democrat, Bernie Sanders. The winner for the Republican nomination was not a Republican in any meaningful sense.”

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