After Trump’s acquittal: A foreign solution to America’s political dysfunction

February 16, 2021 ☼ gopdemspoliticstwo-party

Source: The Washington Post

Link: After Trump’s acquittal: A foreign solution to America’s political dysfunction

For Drutman, the experience of the Trump presidency and its violent coda hammered home the need for substantive political reform. An angry, conspiratorial brand of politics backed by a minority of voters captured half of the two-party system. “We need a center-right party that believes in free and fair and legitimate elections, and that party can only exist if the Republican Party is split into pieces,” Drutman told Today’s WorldView.

The man may have a point, but all of these solutions require amendments to the Constitution. That’s just not going to happen.

There’s an interesting observation in this article that places the GOP at the far-right and the Dems at center-left when compared with parties across the world.