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The Brookings Cafeteria

Nov 5, 2014

In this special edition of the Brookings Cafeteria, Senior Fellows Thomas Mann,Sarah Binder, and William Galston offered their insights and analysis about the 2014 midterm election results. Listen to find out why Mann called the results "a red tsunami"; why Binder said it was "oddly predictable"; and why, for Galston, the outcome was "challenging" in a variety of ways.

Mann is the W. Averell Harriman Chair in American Governance and co-author of It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.

Binder is a professor of political science at George Washington University, a contributor to the Monkey Cage blog, and author of many books including Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock.

Galston, the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies, was a policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and presidential candidates. He authored the recent essay, "The New Challenge to Market Democracies: The Political and Social Costs of Economic Stagnation."

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