The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show Political Extremes Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/397135/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend President Obama meets with the congressional leadership to discuss U.S. options on responding to the actions of Sunni militants in Iraq. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images ) i John Avlon, columnist and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast and the author of Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama (Beast Books Revised Edition, 2014), talks about today's political climate of hyper-partisanship.