John Stoehr: Where’s the Party?

Jun 13, 2018 12:00 PM ET

Audio File

From time to time, so-called moderate Democratic legislators cross party lines to work with Republicans.  Do you ever wonder if voters from red states appreciate those gestures? More importantly, what kind of impact do these collaborations and compromises end up making in the crafting of policy? This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a deep dive into the political pool with John Stoehr, a columnist with the Washington Monthly and New Haven Register. Stoehr explores the heterogeneity of the Democratic party (and how the Republican party contrasts with that), asserts that the Trump Administration’s dereliction of duty in Puerto Rico is yet another impeachable offense, and talks about whether it’s important for politicians to avoid the obstructionist label.