With a rapidly churning 24/7 news cycle on multiple platforms, it’s more critical than ever for Americans to also have access to objective, in-depth discussions of the most serious issues facing our country. Practically Political features comprehensive conversations between concerned citizen and pragmatist, Dave Spencer, and political figures from both parties, members of the media and Washington insiders to provide constructive, detailed perspectives on the current state of politics.
Bill Galston is a Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program and the Co-Chair of The New Center project. He writes the Politics & Ideas column for the Wall Street Journal and was the Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy from 1993 to 1995.
Carl Hulse is the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times. He has also served as the Washington editor of The Times as well as the chief congressional correspondent.
Michael Steele is a former Republican National Committee Chairman, Maryland Lt. Governor and is now a political analyst on MSNBC. Doug Thornell is the managing director of SKD Knickerbocker. a public affairs agency in Washington, D.C. and a frequent political analyst on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel.
Scott Mulhauser is the founding partner of Aperture Strategies, a strategic advisory firm in Washington, DC. He has also served as chief of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and worked as deputy chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden.
Ron Bonjean is a Republican public affairs and crisis communications expert and acted as strategic communications advisor for the Trump Presidential Transition Team. Rodell Mollineau is a Democratic research and campaign communications specialist who provides strategic guidance to numerous elected officials, political candidates and organizations.
Representative John Delaney is a Democratic Congressman from Maryland and a member of The New Democrat Coalition. He is the first Democrat to declare his presidential candidacy for 2020.
Bill Galston is the Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program. He is the co-chair of The New Center project and writes the Politics & Ideas column for the Wall Street Journal.
Lorraine Woellert is the White House reporter for Politico, where she focuses on federal policy. Before joining POLITICO, she was a reporter at Bloomberg News and a correspondent at Business Week.
Chris Matthews is the host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. He has also been a journalist, congressional staff member, presidential speechwriter and Chief of Staff for the Speaker of the House.