The Politics of Polarization: Perspectives from DC & Beyond


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Christina Bellantoni
Diane Casey-Landry
Ron Christie
Tad Devine
Linda Moore Forbes
Steve Grand
IOP Fellows Program

The Fall 2011 IOP resident fellows discuss how the political landscape has become increasingly polarized. The influence of the 24-hour news cycle and the pressures of fundraising are examined as contributing factors. The outlook for independent candidates may change as the public becomes more disillusioned with their elected officials. A discussion with IOP Director Trey Grayson and IOP Resident Fellows Christina Bellantoni, Diane Casey-Landry, Ron Christie, Tad Devine, Linda Moore Forbes and Steve Grand.