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Ellison Report: Gorsuch Confirmation; Trump Edu Budget; Philly's First Black District Attorney

President Donald Trump with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the White House. January 31, 2017.
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President Donald Trump with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the White House. January 31, 2017.

A weekly journal of politics, policy, and the people.

PART I: Charles S. Konigsberg of FedWeb discusses the larger consequences of Senate deploying the “nuclear option” in the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch.

PART II: Neal McCluskey of Cato Institute examines the Trump education budget and whether or not the administration should “federalize” school choice and charter schools.

PART III: Jay McCallah, Philadelphia political strategist, talks about the tragedy of Philly’s first Black District Attorney Seth Williams and what that means for Black political leadership.

PART IV: Carol Graham of Brookings talks about her new book Happiness for All? and how much political polarization is driven by unhappiness in America.