The Republican and Democratic parties are entrenched in calcified partisanship, where politics is played as a zero-sum game. The rise of the Tea Party, liberal backlash, and the exodus of moderate voices from Congress all point toward the public's growing discontent. Has our two-party system failed us? Is this a call to change our two-party system of governance?
For the Motion:
David Brooks - op-ed columnist for the New York Times
Arianna Huffington - co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post
Against the Motion:
Zev Chafets - American-Isreali author and spirited political polemicist
P.J. O'Rourke - celebrated political satirist and bestselling author
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