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.
- Andrew Prokop writes about Bernie Sanders's belief that there's a silent majority that wants political revolution
- Washington Post's exit polls show strong youth support for Sanders
- Gallup data shows young adults are more willing to elect a socialist president
- Six questions about socialism you were too embarrassed to ask
- Ezra's piece on Hillary Clinton's audacity of pragmatism
- Andrew Prokop on how Iowa has more than one winner
- New York Times piece on Donald Trump's ground game in Iowa (or lack thereof)
- Ted Cruz's (very irresponsible) tax plan, explained