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Connections: Discussing how the age of political leaders impacts representation in politics


The US Congress is approaching its oldest-ever average age. Writer Anand Giridharadas says it’s time to change that. He writes: “In papers, Congress, and elsewhere, we have to frame this kindly. It is time to go for many. It is time to become mentors, advisers, time to let us take care of you, think new thoughts. You don’t have to cling to the game. If you cling too long, a generation of talent is skipped.”

Our guests discuss whether political leadership is becoming too old to best represent all Americans. Our guests: