Ep. 73: Is It Time for Democrats to Start “Fighting Dirty”?

Is it time for Democrats in Washington DC to shift their thinking about how they can win and maintain power? We talk this week with political scientist David Faris, author of the book, “It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics,” about the ways Republicans have used loopholes in the Constitution to their advantage, and how Democrats need to fight back by, among other things, passing a voting rights act, granting statehood to DC and Puerto Rico, expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, and doubling the size of the House of Representatives, among other cures. All of this can only occur, of course, after Democrats have taken back Congress and the White House, and Faris also has several thoughts on how to make that happen.

We also have our calls to action with We also have our call to action with Indivisible Washington’s 8th research team member Jim Austin, and our calendar of activist events with Erin Albanese.

Activist Calendar of Events:

Thursday, July 19th
First 8th CD candidate debate
7-9 PM
Hal Holmes Community Center
209 N. Ruby, Ellensburg, Washington

Saturday, July 21st
Votes for Women
9 AM
1103 Sylvester St., Pasco, WA

Sunday, July 22nd
Everett Earth Day March
Begins at 3 PM at the Everett Community College parking lot on Wetmore in Everett

Sunday, July 22nd
TAKE Action! Support families separated at the border
2 PM – 4 PM
Queen Anne Community Center
1901 1st Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119

Saturday, July 28th
Health Care for All-WA Summer Gala & Auction
7-10 PM
415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle