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Doug Jones’ stunning upset in Alabama’s US Senate race was good news for Democrats. Jones’ media maven Joe Trippi tells Warren that young people made a “huge” difference.

But recent polls show a youthful preference for socialism over capitalism. Will that lead to demands that threaten party unity and the party’s chances of gaining Congressional seats in 2018?

Added Attraction: Iran watcher Robin Wright says current unrest is all about food prices, unemployment and anger at a theocratic regime. She provides the background on a developing story of major importance.

Capitol building, Montgomery, Alabama. Photo credit: Library of Congress. 

Guests:
Robin Wright, US Institute of Peace / Woodrow Wilson Center, @wrightr
Joe Trippi, Democratic political consultant, @JoeTrippi
Matt Bruenig, Founder of the People's Policy Project, @MattBruenig
Mark Dunbar, Freelance writer, @Mark1Dunbar
Elaine Kamarck, Brookings Institution, @EKamarck

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Devan Schwartz

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