About Reclaim the Fight:

In the age of viral social media posts and a media increasingly skewed toward chaos, our political discourse has become a competition to see who can add the greatest amount of fuel to their respective extreme's fires. The phenomenon is obvious on the far right, replete with conspiracy theories and alternate universes, but it has become a stark problem on the far left as well.

On the far left in particular, a political theory that if you burn it all down, something utopian will emerge from the ashes has emerged as a favorite, despite the fact that history is filled with nothing but counterexamples. What's more, this fantastical belief in and longing for political magic has created a generation of self-inflicted voter depression, handing important electoral victories to the radical right.

Formerly known as The People's View, the primary mission of Reclaim the Fight is to center liberal pragmatism and ruthlessly repudiate the far left in the analysis of public policy and current events. 

We envision American political discourse dominated by respect, moderation, and pragmatism.

About Spandan Chakrabarti, Editor-in-chief:

As a first-generation American and an LGBTQ person of color, Spandan Chakrabarti brings a unique blend of life experience, analytical capacity, and policy expertise to bear in his writing. He began writing extensively to push back against far-left attempts to kill President Obama's signature Affordable Care Act as a community contributor to Daily Kos. Eventually, realizing the broader need to push back against the ideological left who cannot be pleased with any measure of progress, he founded The People's View, the predecessor to Reclaim the Fight. Throughout the years, Spandan has contributed thoughtful, critical, analytical writing to elevate the benefits of pragmatic progressive legislation, protect those offering them, and repudiate those who would sacrifice progress at the altar of perfection.

The core focus of Spandan's policy writing is centered around social and racial inequities, defense of pragmatism, health care policy, and economic policy.

Spandan is the recipient of a Special Congressional Recognition for his work on health advocacy and partnerships, as well as the recipient of the 2020 Community Hero Award from the California State Assembly. Spandan has written about health care policy and political affairs for over a decade.

Spandan also has extensive experience in nonprofit health advocacy, organizational leadership, and patient services.


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