If there is one topic that has threatened our relationships over the last two years, while at the same time filling our minds with either hope or fear, it's politics - but strangely, only at the national level. Why are we so obsessed with the actions of presidents but have no idea who our local congresspeople are, people we can actually influence? As so many classic stories, there is something in us that longs for a savior, a king, the perfect leader. But why? And where do we go from here?
Our speaker for the evening is Elaina Plott.
Elaina Plott is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics in Washington. She was previously a staff writer at Washingtonian, and a Buckley Fellow at National Review.