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Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 18: Chaos Theory

“Highest Stock Market EVER, best economic numbers in years, unemployment lowest in 17 years, wages raising, border secure, S.C.: No WH chaos!” – Presidential tweet

Turbulence in the tip vortex from an airplane wing. Studies of the critical point beyond which a system creates turbulence were important for chaos theory, analyzed for example by the Soviet physicist Lev Landau, who developed the Landau-Hopf theory of turbulence.
Turbulence in the tip vortex from an airplane wing. Studies of the critical point beyond which a system creates turbulence were important for chaos theory, analyzed for example by the Soviet physicist Lev Landau, who developed the Landau-Hopf theory of turbulence.

On this episode of Party Politics, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus talk about these tumultuous topics in the week’s political news:

  • Trump suggests ending the filibuster
  • Global rundown: North Korea’s missile test, Venezuelan meltdown, Russian sanctions and expulsion of diplomats
  • Affirmative action on the chopping block at the Department of Justice
  • New immigration plan

Then the profs dig into…chaos at the White House! There have been a lot of staffing changes in the last two weeks in the Trump administration. Who’s in? Who’s out? Who’s on the endangered species list? By the way, don’t forget to listen to our weekly Texas-centered episodes, too!

Party Politics is produced by Dacia ClayEdel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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