Revolt of the Blue States

This week, we explore the role of the “Blue” states of the West coast in confronting the Trump administration. Our guests are Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California Assembly, and Bob Ferguson, attorney general of Washington state.


Lawrence Pintak is an award-winning former CBS News Middle East correspondent, founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (2009-2016), and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council. He was named a Fellow of the Society by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2017 for "outstanding service to the profession of journalism" around the world. Pintak is a contributor to, The Daily Beast, and other outlets. Read his articles at His books include Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & The War of Ideas; Islam for Journalists (co-editor); The New Arab Journalist; and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David. Follow him on Twitter @LPintak.

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