The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Political Extremes Listen 22 min Queue 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.