Compromise: A Capitol Offense

One of the dirtiest words these days in Washington is “compromise.” Yet the unwillingness for politicians to negotiate is a major threat to our democracy. This hour, we’ll talk about how we got here – and about if there’s any hope for a change in attitude – with Thomas Mann, senior fellow at Brookings Institution and resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. He’s co-author of “It’s Even Worse Than it Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism” (Basic Books).