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The Weeds: the Iowa caucuses and the weakness of American political parties

Yes, we promised you a podcast about the weeds of policy. And, yes, on this rare occasion that is the week of the Iowa caucuses — the week the 2016 election season begins in full force — we are breaking that promise.

Or at least sort of! This week's episode of The Weeds looks at Iowa through the lens of a policy nerd, examining what it says about the strength of both political parties and what that portends for the election season to come. We also spend a lot of time thinking about what type of policies a Sanders or Cruz administration would enact — neither of those candidates is exactly thrilled with the status quo.

Enjoy this episode of The Weeds, and join us again next week for your regularly scheduled policy programming.

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