Republican strategist Rick Wilson discusses his book, “Running Against the Devil.”
Rick Wilson is a longtime Republican political strategist, writer, speaker and political commentator. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “Everything Trump Touches Dies.” His award-winning column with The Daily Beast is a must-read in the political community. Rick also writes for The Washington Post, Politico, Rolling Stone, the New York Daily News, The Hill, The Bulwark and The Spectator. Rick regularly brings his witty political insights to CNN, MSNBC and NPR. He’s a frequent guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
A 30-year veteran of politics, Rick got his start in the 1988 presidential campaign of George H. W. Bush and has since produced advertising and provided strategic counsel to political candidates and organizations across the U.S. and around the world.
Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee mentored Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the early days of the company. Still a large shareholder, he now thinks Facebook is destroying our democracy. The author of “Zucked” discusses the existential threat he believes the social network poses to society.
Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity. His most recent fund, Elevation, included U2’s Bono as a co-founder. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Roger plays bass and guitar in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System. He is the author of “Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,” as well as “The New Normal” and “The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1-9.” He has served as a technical advisor for seasons two through five of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” series and was also responsible for raising the money that created the Wikimedia Foundation.
Reporter David Fahrenthold reflects on his work during the 2016 presidential campaign, specifically the reporting he did about the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Since his time at the Post, he’s covered Congress, the environment and D.C. police. Before graduating from Harvard in 2000, Fahrenthold wrote for The Harvard Crimson.
Former Independent candidate Evan McMullin talks about the 2016 presidential election, his foreign policy plans and the state of our nation.
Evan McMullin is a former CIA officer who ran as an Independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election. McMullin joined the CIA in 2001, spearheading numerous counter-terrorism and intelligence operations. After completing his CIA service in 2011, McMullin joined the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.
Kelly McEvers talks journalism, the role of the media in the 2016 election and the joys of her job.
Kelly McEvers is the host of NPR’s “Embedded” and co-host of “All Things Considered.” McEvers won many awards for her work during the Syrian conflict including a Peabody Award, Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award and Gracie Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Slate and The Washington Monthly.
Gary Johnson is a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who ran for President of the United States as the nominee of the Libertarian Party in 2012 and 2016.
Howard Dean, former Vermont governor, 2004 contender for the Democratic presidential nomination and former DNC chair, discusses what the future holds for the Democratic Party.