Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.
It may not be “your momma,” but sometimes it’s close.
In the course of their study on information processing, Gary King and his staff reviewed 64,000 congressional press releases. He and his Harvard team discovered that congressmen and women spend more than a quarter of their time on partisan taunting.
Professor King speaks with us about the details behind this distressing statistic and what it means for the political culture of the United States.