The Republican Party has ruled Congress with impressive unity for more than a decade, and for half that time, it has held the White House as well. Yet, today, some observers are predicting the end of the Grand Old Party. At this event, political scientists Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson — authors of the new book, Off Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy — explain how the Republican Party gained so much might in American politics, despite slim electoral margins and popular skepticism about many of its key goals. They then consider the future of the party as the consequences of these practices become clear. Please join us for a dicussion of the implications of these dynamics for American Democracy and the system of checks and balances established by our Constitution.