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This edition: New Political Parties and Landscapes in NY

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 1, 2019.

First aired: May 7, 2019.

Moderator Bob Liff and a panel of observers discuss the rise of factions inside the Democratic Party. Will the Democrats be able to maintain their newfound dominance in the New York State Legislature while major ideological divisions continue to emerge between centrists and members of the "new left"? Can Democrats keep their majority in the House of Representatives and win back the presidency in 2020 with an ever-growing field of candidates who represent such different wings of the Party? Does the growth of social media pull both political parties too far from the center to govern effectively, or will older institutions prevail and help maintain order in times of polarization?

Guest List

Prof. Anthony Maniscalco Professor-in-Residence, New York State Assembly

Josefa Velasquez Senior Reporter, THE CITY

Brandon West President, New Kings Democrats

Keith L.T. Wright Director, Government Relations Group, Davidoff Hutcher and Citron, LLP