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Michelle Grattan reports from Canberra each weekday on Breakfast. Counterpoint and Late Night Live dip into all sides of political commentary and, if it's serious news, it'll be discussed all over RN from RN Drive to Sunday Extra.


The radicalisation of the Republican Party

April 18th, 2016

Episode 1508 of 1761 episodes

The split in the Republican Party over the rise of the Tea Party, and now Donald Trump, is the product of a long process of radicalisation that began with Barry Goldwater in the 1960s. EJ Dionne argues the Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology, driving out moderates and turning the Republicans into a 'permanent party of extremism and obstruction'.