About Us

Strong Arm Press is an independent publishing house dedicated to progressive issues and activism. We were founded by Alex Lawson and Ryan Grim, and assembled a team of individuals to help achieve our mission.

Ryan Grim

Ryan Grim

Co-Founder

 Ryan Grim is The Intercept’s D.C. bureau chief. He was previously the Washington bureau chief for HuffPost, where he led a team that was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winning once. Grim grew up in rural Maryland. He has been a staff reporter for Politico and the Washington City Paper and is a former contributor to MSNBC. He is a contributor to the Young Turks Network and author of the book “This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America” and “We’ve Got People.”

Alex Lawson

Alex Lawson

Co-Founder

Alex Lawson is the Executive Director of Social Security Works. Lawson has appeared on numerous TV and radio outlets including FOX News, FOX Business, and C-Span and is a frequent guest host of The Thom Hartmann Program, one of the top progressive radio shows in the country. Lawson is also the owner of We Act Radio, a media corporation that combines broadcast and new media to deliver independent progressive voices in the formats people use most.