26 - Bruce Ackerman: Checks and Balances and COVID

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Published May 14, 2020, 8:00 AM

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale, Bruce Ackerman joins hosts, Bill Curtis, Ed Larson, and Jane Albrecht to discuss the constitutional concept of "checks and balances” and how it may change during this pandemic.

This episode of Politics, Meet Me In The Middle is practically a scholarly lecture on the perils of run-away executive power, the demise of journalism, and political campaigns being ruled by corporate finance rather than a citizen’s vote.

TIME STAMPS:(2:00) The history of political crises(6:30) Presidential powers during wartime(9:30) No democratic guarantees(11:30) Responsibilities of citizenship (14:30) Corporate money and Campaign Finance Reform

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