How The United States Ended Up With Two Right-Wing Parties

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We hear a lot about the Democrats being "the radical left." Most of us know this obviously isn’t the case, but what many Americans don’t realize is that the Democrats should not be considered left-wing at all. In this episode we’re exploring the ratchet effect and the long rightward shift of the Democratic Party.

How The United States Ended Up With Two Right Wing Parties – Second Thought
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Citations and Further Reading:

Past videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULYWIDcUOY4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW-ImCVDsWk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Run78z__8jw

Ratchet Effect
http://www.stanleydundee.com/michaeljsmith-ratchet-politics.html
https://www.stopmebeforeivoteagain.org/stopme/chapter02.html

Statistics
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/09/29/increasing-share-of-americans-favor-a-single-government-program-to-provide-health-care-coverage/
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/04/22/most-americans-support-a-15-federal-minimum-wage/
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/11/14/americans-support-marijuana-legalization/
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/461106-majority-of-voters-support-free-college-eliminating-student-debt
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/07/28/upshot/infrastructure-breakdown.html
https://www.securityreform.org/commentary/2021/4/20/congressional-progressives-must-reject-bidens-regressive-budget
https://www.ft.com/__origami/service/image/v2/images/raw/https%3A%2F%2Fd6c748xw2pzm8.cloudfront.net%2Fprod%2F1b2435b0-a78c-11eb-aa50-9b69ffa3e0d5-standard.png?dpr=1&fit=scale-down&quality=highest&source=next&width=700
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/us/politics/trump-tax-plan-wealthy-middle-class-poor.html

Biden
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/02/minimum-wage-joe-biden-neera-tanden
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/18/biden-governors-minimum-wage-469898
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/02/joe-biden-amazon-workers-unionizing-labor
https://theweek.com/talking-points/1001297/biden-alabama-coal-miners-strike
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/04/joe-biden-100-days-trump
https://www.ft.com/content/fc5b78ce-f730-4e92-b31d-82cedae08f08
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/06/biden-says-corporate-tax-rate-should-be-between-25percent-and-28percent.html
https://www.npr.org/2021/07/13/1015581092/biden-promised-to-end-new-drilling-on-federal-land-but-approvals-are-up

Other
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/26/opinion/sunday/republican-platform-far-right.html
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/14/16640082/donna-brazile-warren-bernie-sanders-democratic-primary-rigged
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36020717

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