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Is the Two-Party System Dead? The Future of Party Politics

Mar 21, 2018

All trends point to the number of independent voters only increasing as the divide between the two major parties grows wider and wider… So what will our future cities look like in terms of party politics? Is this the end of the party system altogether or is the time ripe for a new party to gain national traction? On this episode, Wes explores the history of the two-party system and asks if it's possible for a third party to gain any traction in our current political landscape. 

Guests on this episode include: 

David Karol, Associate Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He is also the author of “Party Position Change in American Politics: Coalition Management.” 

Charles J. Wheelan, Senior Lecturer and Policy Fellow Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth and Founder of The Centrist Project, now known as Unite America

Neal Simon, Independent candidate for the Maryland U.S. senate seat.