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Alexander Theodoridis Quoted in the NY Times on the Polarization in U.S. Politics

Alexander Theodoridis, Associate Professor of Political Science at UMass Amherst, is quoted in an opinion piece titled “The Fear That is Shaping American Politics,” arguing that the current polarization in politics has led to weaponizing the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. Theodoridis says, “The prospect of the filibuster thwarting efforts to reduce democratic backsliding amounts to the use of a minoritarian legislative tactic to enable a minoritarian electoral strategy.” (New York Times, 4/7/21)

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