600: Will I Know Anyone at This Party?

Oct 28, 2016
Right now lots of Republicans feel like they don’t recognize their own party. Like a Minnesota congressman who’s confused when the residents in his district, people he’s known for years, start calling for a ban on Muslims moving to their town.
Correction: In the original feed of week’s show we identified Ricochet host and National Review columnist James Lileks as a Trump supporter. He’s not. This has been fixed. (The third Ricochet host, Peter Robinson, insists that Trump isn't as bad as Hillary—but even he is struggling with whether to vote for Trump or write in someone else.)

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  • One way to understand the split inside the Republican party is to look at immigration. It’s this urgent, emotional issue for so much of the party these days. But why? Over the past year, as producer Zoe Chace has covered the election, she has wondered, why immigration NOW? She had a hard time getting any answers — and then she stumbled upon a small city in Minnesota called St. Cloud.

    Zoe connects the anti-immigrant sentiment in St. Cloud with a national network of organizations promoting anti-Muslim views and spreading fear about Sharia law. We hear how the Somali immigrants in town deal with their neighbors’ fears. And then a violent attack at a local mall inflames both sides. (44 minutes)ElectionsImmigrationPolitics

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