Elaine Kamarck

Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution and the Director of its Center for Effective Public Management; author of Primary Politics: Everything You Need to Know about How America Nominates Its Presidential Candidates and Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again; Hillary Clinton superdelegate

Elaine Kamarck on KCRW

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

Do TV debates help voters decide?

Presidential debates have become reality TV, and performance is more important than substance.

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Attorney General William Barr was supposed to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee today; but on Wednesday night, he said he’d be a no show.

Democrats threaten to hold Bill Barr in contempt after he cancels plans to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr was supposed to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee today; but on Wednesday night, he said he’d be a no show.

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California’s billed as the heart of “resistance” to President Trump. But in this month’s Golden State primary, young and Latino voters stayed home.

Post primary wrap, what’s the takeaway?

California’s billed as the heart of “resistance” to President Trump. But in this month’s Golden State primary, young and Latino voters stayed home.

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