Interviews

An Interview with Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands

“While everyone else is talking about the hurricane and rebuilding, there’s an underlying crisis.”

An Interview with Martin O’Malley, Former Governor of Maryland

"This is a year, I think, when voters will demonstrate a pretty clear shift in emotion, from anger, rage, and retribution, to fixing our republic."

An Interview with Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis

"This is not the first time this country has been so divided."

An Interview with Congressman Keith Ellison, Progressive Voice in the Democratic Party

“Any Democrat that thinks that any inch of this country is a quote-unquote 'stronghold' has not been paying attention.”

An Interview with Democratic Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold

“We seem to rely on very bad things happening in order to come together. We’ve got to do better than that.”

An Interview with Lhakpa Sherpa, The First Woman to Summit Everest

"My life has been up and down, just like the climbing the mountain."

An Interview With Marc Edwards, One of the Key Whistleblowers in the Flint Water Crisis

"Being a scientist does not give you a license to be a bystander."

An Interview With Susan Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union Since 2008

So since the election membership of the ACLU has quadrupled. We have 1.6 million members. People are really looking to us to be the anti-Trump.

An Interview With MSNBC Anchor Ali Velshi, Award-Winning Journalist

"Dream big. It is a big world that needs your help to keep it going."

An Interview With Jaha Dukureh, Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Activist from Gambia

It just shows the value society as a whole places on women. You look at how sexual violence is being neglected.

An Interview With Cecilia Muñoz, Former Director of the Domestic Policy Council for the Obama White House

"The president’s marching order on immigration was to get the job done. He didn’t care if he got credit. He cared that the product would be good."

An Interview With Abdul-Rehman Malik: Storyteller, Activist, and Cultural Organizer

The Politic sits down for a conversation with London-based Abdul-Rehman Malik, a journalist who works at the intersection of faith, storytelling and social justice.