Jelani Cobb has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2015. He writes frequently about race, politics, history, and culture. His most recent book is “The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress.” He’s a professor of journalism at Columbia University. He won the 2015 Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, for his columns on race, the police, and injustice.
Jelani will be in the Hive to discuss race relations in America, including the NFL and Trump’s verbal war with its protesters. Post your questions and join us this Friday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
Philip E. Wolgin is the managing director of Immigration Policy at American Progress. He directs American Progress’ research and publications on immigration and has helped lead the team’s work on a diverse set of issues, such as immigration reform, child refugees at the United States’ southern border, border security, executive action, rebuttals to nativist claims about immigrants, and E-Verify. Philip will be in The Hive to discuss immigration, DACA, and Trump’s new regulations after his travel ban. Post your questions and join us on Wednesday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
Scott Weaver leads the climate science team at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The team conducts, assesses, and communicates climate science research to support the scientific foundation for cross-programmatic activities and policy development. Scott will be joining us in The Hive to discuss the scientific aspects of the climate change debate and the importance of federal budgets for science research. Post your questions and come join the chat on Friday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
Michael McFaul is Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor of Political Science at Stanford, and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Additionally, Michael served for five years in the Obama administration, first as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House, and then as U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation. His current research interests include American foreign policy, great power relations, and the relationship between democracy and development.
Michael will be joining us in The Hive to discuss American foreign policy, Russia, and more. Post your questions or join us this Tuesday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
Andrew Sabl teaches in the Ethics, Politics and Economics program at Yale. His research covers, among other things, theories of democracy and constitutionalism, toleration, and the work of David Hume. He has a particular interest in the relationship between political ethics and the health of a democratic polity.
Professor Michael Gerhardt teaches at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Law. His specialties include civil rights, civil liberties, the legislative process, and separation of powers. He has served as special counsel, public commentator, and/or expert witness on all the major constitutional conflicts between presidents and Congress over the past 25 years. Michael will be joining us in The Hive for a chat on the Supreme Court and constitutional law. Join us this Friday at 4 PM and submit your questions! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
Jessica Huseman is a reporter at ProPublica covering national politics and civil rights. Prior to joining ProPublica, she was an education reporter at The Teacher Project and Slate. Her stories have been published in The Atlantic, the Dallas Morning News, and NPR.
Jessica will be in The Hive on Wednesday, August 23rd for a 30-minute chat about voting rights and Trump’s shady “voter fraud” panel. Submit your questions at any time or join us on Wednesday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
James M. Lindsay is senior vice president, director of studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg chair at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he oversees the work of the more than six dozen fellows in the David Rockefeller Studies Program. He is a leading authority on the American foreign policymaking process and the domestic politics of American foreign policy.
James will be joining us in The Hive to chat about foreign policy and the U.S. Submit your questions at any time or join us on Thursday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
Dale Ho is the Director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project and supervises the ACLU’s voting rights litigation and advocacy work nationwide. Dale has active cases in over a dozen states throughout the country. He is a frequent commentator on voting rights issues, and is widely published on redistricting and voting rights in law reviews.
Dale will be joining us in The Hive on Wednesday, August 9th at 1 PM EST to discuss voting rights and Republican-led efforts to chip away at them via voter ID laws and shady “elections integrity” panels. Submit your questions at any time or join us on Wednesday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.
As Vice President of Policy and Research at Demos, Tamara Draut is responsible for developing and advancing the organization’s goals through research, idea generation and policy development. A member of the Demos team since 2001, Tamara developed the organization’s groundbreaking work on household indebtedness, college affordability and the economic challenges facing young people.
Tamara will be in The Hive on Thursday August 3rd at 4:00pm EST for a half-hour chat about the middle class and progressive solutions to economic issues. Submit your questions at any time or join us on Thursday! If you’d like to participate but don’t have TPM Prime, sign up here.