Andrew Gelman
Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under […]

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson serves as the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Global Finance Project for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in New York. Previously, Dr. Johnson was a managing director at Soros Fund Management, where he managed a global currency, bond […]

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Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown

Marissa Brown serves as the executive vice president of Alliance for Justice.  She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization’s operations including policy, programs, finance and administration. Prior to joining AFJ, Marissa was the Vice President for Education Programs at the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund whose mission is to strengthen the […]

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John F. Kowal

John F. Kowal

John F. Kowal is Vice President for Programs at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where he is responsible for coordinating and guiding the organization’s programs on Democracy, Justice and Liberty and National Security. John also oversees the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. Before joining the Brennan Center, John was a leader […]

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in 2007, The Shock Doctrine is being published in 30 languages and has over a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ […]

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John Fullerton
John Fullerton

John Fullerton

John Fullerton is the Founder and President of Capital Institute, “a collaborative working to explore and effect the economic transition to a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth through the transformation of finance.”  Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become […]

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Bob McIntyre

Bob McIntyre

Bob S. McIntyre is Director of Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for tax fairness at the federal, state and local levels. Widely respected on Capitol Hill as “the average taxpayer’s voice in Washington,” CTJ was ranked at the top of the Washington Monthly’s list of America’s […]

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Lisa Speer

Lisa Speer

Speer directs the International Oceans Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization dedicated to protecting natural resources and public health with offices in the United States and China. Speer’s work currently focuses on conservation and management of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, and area known as the “high seas.” Comprising two […]

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an assistant professor, teaching courses in Election Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson’s faculty, Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where she provided guidance on the issues of money in politics and the judiciary to state and federal […]

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a professor of finance and business at Columbia University and chair of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. In 2001, Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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Richard Pildes
Richard Pildes

Richard Pildes

Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law.  He is one of the nation’s leading scholars, lawyers, and public commentators on issues involving the legal structures, processes, and institutions of democracy.  His work addresses issues such as the design of democratic institutions, the processes of […]

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Casson Trenor

Casson Trenor

From saving the whales of the Antarctic to studying the salmon of Alaska, Casson Trenor has worked to support stewardship of our marine resources across the globe. Trenor has stalked the fetid warehouses of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, spent months journeying by ship through the icy waters of Antarctica, berthed on leaking wrecks off […]

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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com (a much […]

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Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere

Stephen Ansolabehere is Professor of Government at Harvard University.  His academic research focuses on U. S. elections, media, and representation, with particular emphasis on political advertising, campaign finance, redistricting.   He has an additional research interest in public attitudes toward energy  use and development.  He consults with CBS News, is contributing editor of The Boston […]

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Stan Sporkin

Stan Sporkin

Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Judge Stanley Sporkin (retired) recently became a sole practitioner as part of his new role as leader of BP’s Ombudsman Program. Judge Sporkin’s practice consists of counseling parties in SEC, Corporate Governance and Litigation Matters. Because of his judicial background, he acts […]

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Naomi Klein
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Shell has one or two rivals for the title of Planet’s Most Irresponsible Company, but it’s definitely the most ironic.


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To the surprise of many, money in politics is becoming an increasingly important issue in the debate over the upcoming presid

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Robert Reich
June 4, 2015

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov.


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Demos President Heather McGhee talks about the history of power and democracy in America.

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Many Americans believe that someone, somewhere in Washington, must be in charge of tracking who is and who isn’t a citizen