Political scientists often study voter and lawmaker behavior — and report on it after the fact. But now, as Wisconsin state lawmakers consider radically changing the balance of power in state government, some are speaking out about what they see as threats to the democratic system itself.
They’re taking to Twitter, they’re writing op-eds for newspapers, and they’re telling anyone who will listen that the current actions at the State Capitol could have long-term consequences for American politics.
University of Wisconsin-Madison political science and journalism professor Mike Wagner is one of those academics speaking out. Nina Kravinsky caught up with him earlier today.