Episode 26: When will politics be about ideas, rather than parties?

Michael Schaus

Free to Offend Episode 26 | Guest: Brandon Davis, Liberty for Nevada

We know that both the Republicans and Democrats are having “branding” issues nowadays with many voters deciding to become unaffiliated or independent.

So, is that good news or bad news for refocusing our political debates on ideas rather than partisan bickering? Brandon Davis, the executive director for Liberty for Nevada, joined the show to talk about the opportunity we have in this modern political age to break through the partisan gridlock and elevate the core concepts that unite most people.

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Michael Schaus

Michael Schaus

Communications Director

Michael Schaus is communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute and is responsible for managing the organization’s messaging with the public, the media and NPRI’s membership. He is also currently a policy advisor for the Heartland Institute.

Prior to joining NPRI, Michael worked in media as a national columnist, a political humorist and a radio talk show host in Denver, Colorado. Active in both print and radio, he shared his insights and free-market economics perspective with large local and national audiences.

Michael became interested in economic theory earlier in life while employed in the financial sector. As the liaison between a local community bank and the Federal Reserve, he acquired an in-depth understanding of just how manipulative big government can be toward industry and enterprise. It was that experience with big-government intervention that initially led him into public-affairs commentary.