The dormant Power Line podcast is back up today with a fresh edition, featuring me in conversation with Jonathan Rauch of The Atlantic and the Brookings Institution, talking about his new ebook, Political Realism: How Hacks, Machines, Big Money, and Backroom Deals Can Strengthen American Democracy. You can download it for free from this link!
I like Jon’s counterintuitive thinking, namely, that 40 years of political “reform” from people like Common Cause, and measures such as McCain-Feingold, have made our government worse. Since he was visiting me at Berkeley, we also talk about the parlous state of free speech on college campuses today.
You can listen to the podcast here at our host Ricochet, or through this link here: