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      January 2, 2020

      Thursday   7:00 PM

      5015 Connecticut Ave NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20008

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      Lee Drutman - Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

      A senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America and author of The Business of America is Lobbying, Drutman combines history, democratic theory, and cutting-edge political science research to argue that the main reason for the current political deadlock is the two-party system. While in the past the two parties contained multiple factions, today, without conservative Southern Democrats and liberal Northeastern Republicans, they have hardened into a rigid partisanship that runs counter to the anti-majoritarian, compromise-driven governing institutions. The answer, Drutman says, is to increase the number of parties through electoral reform, a change that won’t require a constitutional amendment.

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