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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 and authors to achieve our mission.

Alexander Zaitchik

Alexander Zaitchik

Alexander Zaitchik is a freelance journalist and the author of Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance, and The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump’s America. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, and many other publications. He lives in New Orleans.

Mike Lux

Mike Lux

Mike Lux is the co-founder of Democracy Partners, an innovative full service national consulting firm launched in 2011; and has been the CEO of his own consulting firm, Mike Lux Media, since 1999.He recently was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008-2009, serving as their liaison to the progressive community. Mike served as a senior staffer or advisor on six different presidential campaigns, including being National Constituency Director on the 1992 Clinton campaign. He founded American Family Voices in 2000 and remains the Chair of the board. He is also the author of the widely praised book, The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be and How to Democrat in the Age of Trump. Mike is a proud native of Lincoln, Nebraska, where most of his family still lives. He is married to Barbara Laur.

Nancy J. Altman

Nancy J. Altman

Nancy J. Altman has a forty year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition. She is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble (John Wiley & Sons, 2005), co-author of Social Security Works! Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All (The New Press, 2015) and author of The Truth about Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings (Stong Arm Press, 2018)  Ms. Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center. Ms. Altman has an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Jason Linkins

Jason Linkins

Jason Linkins is the former Editor of Eat The Press on HuffPost and the host of the “So, That Happened” podcast. His work has also appeared in The Baffler, The Awl, Wonkette, and DCist. Jason is based in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Schoolhouse Wreck: The Betsy DeVos Story.

Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl currently serves as Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans who are committed to making all Americans, including themselves, better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality, guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans, and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Previously, Mr. Pearl was a managing director at BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world. He is a CFA Charter Holder, a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, and on the board of Verified Voting and The Center for Political Accountability. Mr. Pearl lives in New York City with his wife Barbara where he enjoys spending time with his two adult sons and riding his bicycle around the city. He is the author of How To Think Like A Patriotic Millionaire: Taxes.

Recent Titles

How To Think Like A Patriotic Millionaire: Taxes

by Morris Pearl (Author), Sam Quigley (Author), Julie Teninbaum (Illustrator)

How To Democrat In the Age Of Trump

by Mike Lux

Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price

by Alexander Zaitchik

Schoolhouse Wreck: The Betsy DeVos Story

by Jason Linkins

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