‘Thunderdome Politics’ with Greg Sargent

Author Greg Sargent sits down with Daniella and Ed to discuss his new book, the "Trump effect" on U.S. politics, and a path forward for the new congressional majority.

There is change afoot in Congress, and Greg Sargent—writer for The Washington Post’s must-read blog, The Plum Line—has some tips for the new leaders in town. His new book, An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics, is both a deep dive into the “Trump effect” on the U.S. political system and a manual for how the new congressional majority should seek to restore faith in democratic institutions. Sargent joined Daniella and Ed on the pod to get into the weeds of these questions and more and to explain what, exactly, he means by “thunderdome politics.”

Learn more about the podcast here.

Daniella Gibbs Legér is the senior vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.

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Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy


Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager