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Against the Grain

May 30, 2019

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, reacts to the wave of anti-abortion legislation in conservative states, criticizes the DCCC's decision to punish consultants who work against members of Congress in primaries, and speaks candidly about her former boss, Al Franken, and the state of the #MeToo movement.


May 23, 2019

Former Republican congressman Tom Davis, one of Washington's leading political experts, looks into his crystal ball and makes predictions about the 2020 presidential campaign, the battle for the Senate and House, and the critical showdown for the Virginia state legislature.  


May 16, 2019

Matt Mowers is only 29, but the top Trump adviser has a long record of experience in rough-and-tumble politics. The former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks about why he decided to join the Trump campaign, his behind-the-scenes work with Secretaries of State Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo, and...


May 9, 2019

Democratic pollster Jim Gerstein explains why Robert Mueller's expected testimony before Congress could boost Democrats, assesses Joe Biden's strength in the crowded Democratic field, and cautions his Democratic colleagues not to underestimate President Trump.


May 1, 2019

Former DCCC Executive Director Dan Sena, one of the architects of the Democrats' new House majority, names the freshmen who he thinks will be national stars, explains why some Hispanic voters are surprisingly conservative, and identifies the GOP's key policy mistake leading up to the midterms.