American politics has changed dramatically in the twenty years since the September 11th terrorist attacks that dominated a generation of American life. In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast Jennifer Merola, Professor of Political Science at UC Riverside, and Hannah Hartig, a research fellow at the Pew Research Center, on the political climate in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and whether a similar American consensus is possible in the current political environment. Also CalMatter’s policy reporter Laurel Rosenhall and political analyst Paul Mitchell Attend the second segment to discuss the status of California’s gubernatorial elections.
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