Full interview: Washington Monthly Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris gives long-term advice to Democrats

In the past several decades, control of the federal elected branches of government has changed between Republicans and Democrats multiple times. Neither party has enjoyed unified control of the House, Senate, and the presidency for any significant amount of time.

According to Washington Monthly editor-in-chief Paul Glastris, when Democrats have enjoyed unified control of the federal government, they have used it to promote their policies with little regard to preserving their electoral advantages. Republicans, by contrast have done the reverse. In a new essay for his publication, Glastris calls on Democrats to begin considering both policy and electoral outcomes.

Glastris joined "Rising" co-host Krystal Ball Monday to discuss his essay about what Democrats should do should they gain unified control of the federal government.