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Garrit Voggesser

Garrit Voggesser

Garrit Voggesser is NWF’s National Director for Tribal Partnerships. He works nationwide with tribes on a variety of wildlife, habitat, climate change, energy, water, and other conservation issues. Much of his work focuses on partnering with tribes to restore wild bison, restore and protect native habitat and wildlife on tribal lands, and ensure equitable support […]

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Sylvia Fallon

Sylvia Fallon

Sylvia Fallon is a senior scientist for NRDC’s land and wildlife program. She provides scientific expertise for policy and regulatory decisions regarding endangered wildlife. Her work has included research on the use of genetic data in the Endangered Species Act. Some of the issues she has worked on include wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains […]

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Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg

Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and dozens of tough campaigns in the US and around the world, including President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Nelson Mandela, as well as the national leaders in Israel, Europe and Latin America.  Greenberg’s […]

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Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner

Robert Kuttner is co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect magazine, as well as a Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow. He was a longtime columnist for BusinessWeek, and continues to write columns in the Boston Globe. Robert is the author of eight books, including the recent New York Times bestseller, Obama’s Challenge: American’s Economic Crisis and […]

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William Black

William Black

Bill Black is an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the Universityof Missouri– Kansas City. He is a white-collar criminologist. His regulatory career is profiled in Chapter 2 of Professor Riccucci’s book Unsung Heroes (Georgetown U. Press: 1995), Chapter 4 (“The Consummate Professional: Creating Leadership”) of Professor Bowman, et al’s book The Professional Edge […]

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Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Brown University and a Master of Science Degree in Energy and Resources from University of California Berkeley.  He joined NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) in 1992 and worked two years before getting his master’s degree and returned to NRDC in 1996 and has […]

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Zephyr Teachout

Zephyr Teachout

Dr. Teachout is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and has a rich background in laws governing political behavior, both domestically and abroad. She previously taught Election Law at Duke University and also was the former National Director of the Sunlight Foundation, Director of Online Organizing for Howard Dean’s Campaign, and Researcher […]

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Laura Quinn

Laura Quinn

Laura Quinn is a founder of Catalist, and has led the day-to-day management since its inception in 2006; assembling the team, and guiding the company from concept, through capitalization, to full production. Ms. Quinn has an extensive background in communications, technology and data innovation. She is a founding partner of QRS Newmedia, Inc. started in […]

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Joshua A. Tucker

Joshua A. Tucker

Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics with an affiliated appointment in the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University (NYU) and an Affiliated Professor of Politics at NYU-Abu Dhabi.  Professor Tucker specializes in comparative politics with an emphasis on mass political behavior in East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including […]

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J. Adam Skaggs

J. Adam Skaggs

Adam Skaggs is senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy program, where he works on a range of issues related to money in politics, judicial independence, and voting rights. Before joining the Brennan Center, he was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he served as pro bono counsel to the […]

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Stephanie A. Kelton

Stephanie A. Kelton

Stephanie A. Kelton is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Director of Graduate Student Research at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (CFEPS). She is a Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Dr. Kelton has a B.S. in Business Finance and a B.A. in […]

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Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recognition of her accomplishments and national leadership in this field, President Bill Clinton appointed her as director of the Service in 1997, a post she held until 2001. During her tenure as […]

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Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt

Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, which has won efforts to retire over 140 coal-burning power plants around the country and which is working to replace coal with clean energy. In 2012, Mother Jones magazine described the campaign as “a grassroots rebellion [that] is winning the biggest victory yet […]

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Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler

Andrew Wetzler is Director of NRDC’s Land and Wildlife Program and is based in NRDC’s Chicago, Illinois, office. Andrew has worked on issues related to wildlife and habitat conservation and open space preservation with NRDC for the last fifteen years.  While at NRDC, Andrew has worked to conserve a wide variety of individual species under […]

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Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is an independent journalist, author and speaker. Her latest book is a dramatic historical novel about the 1929 crash, Black Tuesday. Her last book was It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street (Wiley, September, 2009/October 2010). She is the author of Other People’s Money: […]

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Michael Konczal
September 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has survived its first year, and to the dismay of conservative fear-monger

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It has become harder and harder for workers to tell who their employer is.


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The pace of growth slowed sharply to 142,000 in August.

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This is a very bad time for American women in the Supreme Court.


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September 3, 2014

Brian Edwards-Tiekert interviews Eileen Appelbaum, a senior economist at the Center for Economist and Policy Research and aut

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The IRS can do so by itself by adopting new regulations to govern section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” groups in ti


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Two hundred years ago, Washington DC was captured by the British – who then proceeded to set fire to official buildings, i

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The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty


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Dean Baker
September 2, 2014

In recent decades the news for the country’s workers and the labor movement has been mostly bad.

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This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn’t just the largest crowd-funded so