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Reeher speaks to Newsweek about polarization in Congress

February 16, 2021


Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

Professor Grant Reeher says that he doesn't see "a lot of prospects" for Congress to govern in a bipartisan way "in the short term or the near long term," pointing out that the current level of political polarization has been decades in the making. "Ironically, what it will probably take to create more bipartisanship is for one party to establish clear, stable control of an institution," he says. "This happened for a good chunk of the 20th century with Democrats in Congress, and for a shorter period of time, with Republicans in the White House," Reeher explains. "I don't see something equivalent to that situation on the near-term horizon." Read more in the Newsweek article, "Amid GOP Infighting Over Trump, Republicans Agree on Opposing Biden's Agenda." 

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