Are the Political Parties Too Weak, Too Strong...or Obsolete? A (historical) conversation with Mickey Edwards
Organizer: Open Primaries
Structural political reform is a booming topic of discussion, theorizing and action. And the question of "What's the role of political parties?" is hugely controversial within the reform arena. Some see stronger political parties as a key element of reform. Others think the parties have outsize control, even monopolistic power. Add to this a rising population of independent voters and it's a volatile mix!
Open Primaries President John Opdycke and former Republican Rep. Mickey Edwards are going to dive right into the hard questions regarding parties — including questions that were as relevant 100 years ago as they are today.