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Steven Hill | Rebuilding America with the Lessons of Europe | YDHTY, EPisode 67

A recurring theme in the last two presidential election cycles has been the concept of bringing America back to a former state of greatness that has since been lost. Whether in Trump's "Make America Great Again" or Biden's much less catchy "Build Back Better" (sorry - but Trump, for his faults,...
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What People Don't Understand About the MAGA Movement | YDHTY, Episode 66

This week, John King's Magic Wall saw its shadow, giving us a few more weeks of election season before declaring an official winner to the 2020 Presidential Race. In a normal year, things like a slow economy and a pandemic would be blamed on the incumbent, and the challenger would coast to an easy...
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How Democrats Can Win Back the Working Class | Liam O'Mara | Democratic Candidate for CA-42 | YDHTY, Episode 65

Liam O'Mara is not your typical anything. Growing up in a working class, union household, Liam worked jobs such as a longshoreman and a fry cook in his 20s before deciding, at age 30, to be the first person in his family to go to college, and then deciding to go on to earn his PhD in history and...
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Steve Cox, Independent Candidate for CA-39 | Episode 64

YDHTY is the first to kick-off coverage of the 2022 midterms with Steve Cox - a candidate running as an independent for House of Representatives in California's 39th congressional district. In addition to having extensive and wide-ranging policy positions on his site, VoteForCox.com, Steve also...
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Is Voter Fraud a Real Problem? | YDHTY, Episode 62

Up until 2020, the question leading up to most presidential elections is, "Who's going to win?" This year, the most important question seems to be, will people be able to agree on who the winner is? Most of the doubt around the outcome of the election comes from questions around the prevalence of...
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Californians for Electoral Reform | YDHTY - EPISODE 62

Since 1993, Californians for Electoral Reform (CFER) has been working to bring about ranked choice voting and proportional representation to the state, seeing their first victories in Northern California in the late 90's and early 2000's. This week, CFER co-presidents Steve Chessin and Kevin Sabo...
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Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop | Lee Drutman | YDHTY, Episode 61

In this week's episode of You Don't Have to Yell, Lee Drutman - Senior Fellow at New America and host of the podcast Politics in Question, discusses his new book, Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy In America (Amazon). In his book, Drutman outlines the history...
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Evangelical Support for Trump: Is There a Generational Divide?

In the recent episode featuring Mark Bauer, Independent candidate for Texas' 24th district, we discussed what appeared to be a generational divide between conservative Christians over the performance of Donald Trump. For this week's episode, I asked the Data Monkey to dig into the polling and see...
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Does America Still Lead the Democratic world? | Douglas amy | YDHTY, EP. 59

In this week's episode of You Don't Have to Yell, Douglas Amy, Professor Emeritus of Politics at Mount Holyoke College, discusses his new website - SecondRateDemocracy.com - which outlines 17 ways the United States is less democratic than other peer nations, and specific forms we can put in place...
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Branding in Politics: How Candidates Learned to Be Merchandised | YDHTY, Episode 57

On this week’s episode of You Don’t Have to Yell, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Professor of Law at Stetson University and Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses her new book “Political Brands”, which dives into the role of branding in shaping elections, its role in driving up the cost of...
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