After Tuesday night’s dramatic defeat in Virginia, will the Democrats learn any lessons in time to course-correct before next year’s midterm elections? Or will dysfunction in Congress continue to stymie popular and progressive priorities?

The Intercept’s D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim has been chronicling the rise of the party’s insurgent wing for years. He argues that it’s gradually putting an end to Clinton-era subservience to moneyed interests but that “for now, the party’s past still has a death grip on the present.”

A year before the 2022 midterm elections — and the day after critical elections in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts — Ryan Grim, investigative reporter Lee Fang, and Washington Editor Nausicaa Renner had a live discussion about the struggle for the future of the Democratic Party.