For our DC area readers, I’ll be back in Washington Tuesday afternoon participating in a conference about the election and its aftermath at the National Press Club, sponsored by my host organization at Berkeley, the Institute of Governmental Studies. Here’s the link with the complete rundown of people on the panels, and the EventBrite link to RSVP if you want to attend this free event.
I’m pretty sure there will be some fireworks on my panel between me and Tom Mann, who with his collaborator Norm Ornstein likes to argue that the problem with America is that the Republican Party has become too extreme. I usually argue back that the GOP isn’t extreme enough, and in any case the empirical evidence would seem to be. . . problematic, given that the GOP is now at its highest water mark in nearly 100 years, so if the GOP is too extreme, what does that say about the majority of our fellow citizens?