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Don Fraser On Political Friction And Its Role In Our System Of Checks And Balances

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Friction in the era of President Trump isn’t a modern problem – it’s built into the design of our constitutional system of checks and balances. Historian Don Fraser returns to Insight to talk about his latest article on History News Network, “Trump vs. Madison.  Madison is winning.” Don Fraser last appeared on Insight in February 2016 to talk about partisanship among the founders of the United States and his book “The Emergence of One American Nation” and the 2016 campaign.

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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