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Against the Grain

May 30, 2020

Progressive Democratic strategists Ian Sams and Dawn Huckelbridge join this week's show to talk about the political ramifications from the chaos in Minneapolis, how it affects the veepstakes search and discuss what progressive issues Biden would champion if elected president.  Dawn also talks about her work advocating...


May 23, 2020

Washington Post national political correspondent Dave Weigel joins the show to discuss why Joe Biden has pivoted to the left since winning the nomination, the future of the #MeToo movement and how the press should cover allegations of sexual misconduct, and offers some behind-the-scenes color from his guest appearance...


May 16, 2020

The Cook Political Report's Jessica Taylor discusses which party she thinks is favored to win the Senate, which candidates are the parties' best recruits, and whether Democrats' "B-Team" can take home wins in unexpected states. 


May 4, 2020

Former GOP Rep. Ryan Costello evaluates President Trump's response to the pandemic, explains why he thinks Joe Biden is the favorite in November's election, and shares some hints about his own political future. 


May 1, 2020

Sean Trende, the senior elections analyst at RealClearPolitics, talks about the shifting political coalitions in the Trump era, and whether the president can rely on his newer supporters turning out for him this November. We also discuss whether there's any shift in public opinion over stay-at-home orders, and how the...