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Anyone paying attention can see that we’re gearing up for a train wreck in 2020, as both political parties map out an increasingly partisan choice for America — as if we are just a nation divided, with nothing that we share in common.
I am as eager as anyone to defeat this President. But if all that that election is about is Donald Trump, then in 2021, we will be left — still — with a government that cannot govern.
We need 2020 to more than an anti-Trump election. We need it to be an election that brings America together — that inspires us to step above our partisan divided, to get out of our tribe. An election that unrigs this rigged democracy — to make it representative maybe for the first time.
It’s a crazy idea, I get that. But crazy is my brand. And in the six episodes of this podcast, Another Way, I explore this crazy idea.
I hope you can listen, and I hope that your listening helps all of us think.
Thanks very much.
Episode 6: Why Different When the Same Is So So Easy
Title: Why different when the same is so so easy Transcript “But why,” the Democratic politicians will insist, “why do we need anything more than simply elect Democrats? What’s the need for a Reform Caucus when the Democratic Party is already committed to...
Episode 5: How America Beats Donald
Title How America Beats Donald Transcript Drain the swamp and make America great again. Let me repeat it. Drain the swamp and make America great again. ——— This is Larry Lessig and this is the fifth episode of this podcast, Another Way. In the first, I...
Episode 4: A Different Kind of President
Title: A different kind of President Transcript: In 1864, in the middle of our “great Civil War,” America held a presidential election. Lincoln was President. None were confident, especially his supporters, that he would be re-elected. Indeed without the...
Episode 3: A Different (Kind of Control of) Congress
Transcript The single most unrecognized fact in American politics today is not how divided we are, but how united we are. This is Larry Lessig and this is the third episode of this podcast, Another Way. In the first, I described what everyone knows: that...
Episode 2: How Different Has Been Done
Music: Slow Line Stomp by Blue Dot Sessions Noe Noe by Blue Dot Sessions Vengeful by Blue Dot Sessions Clay Pawn Shop by Blue Dot Sessions Transcript: This is Larry Lessig and this is the second episode of this podcast, Another Way. In the first, I...
Episode 1: Aiming for Something Different
Music: Roundpine by Blue Dot Sessions Noe Noe by Blue Dot Sessions Vengeful by Blue Dot Sessions It’s pretty clear how things are going to happen. In January, whatever the outcome in the 2018 election, Democrats are going to begin to vie in earnest to...