Lance Lindblom
Lance Lindblom

Lance Lindblom

Lance E. Lindblom was previously the President and CEO of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, an organization that seeks to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations. It promotes humane health care, social justice as a core Jewish value, and fosters arts and culture that […]

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William Darity

William Darity

William A. Darity Jr. served as director of the Institute of African American Research, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and […]

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L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, as well as a visiting Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Professor Wray has focused on monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and employment […]

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Wendy Weiser
Wendy R. Weiser

Wendy R. Weiser

Wendy Weiser directs the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a non-partisan think tank and public interest law center. She founded and directed the center’s Voting Rights and Elections Project, coordinating litigation, research, and advocacy efforts to enhance political participation and prevent voter disenfranchisement across the country. She […]

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Anat Admati

Anat Admati

Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has written extensively on information dissemination in financial markets, trading mechanisms, portfolio management, financial contracting, and, most recently, on corporate governance and banking. Since 2010, Admati has been active in the policy debate on financial […]

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Nathaniel Persily
Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily

Nathaniel Persily is the Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science and the Director of the Center for Law and Politics at Columbia Law School. Professor Persily’s scholarship focuses on American election law or what is sometimes called the “law of democracy,” which addresses issues such as voting rights, political parties, campaign finance, […]

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John Kostyack

John Kostyack

John Kostyack is Vice President of Wildlife Conservation for the National Wildlife Federation, where he leads NWF’s wildlife and habitat programs. A key focus of his work is protecting people and wildlife from intensified flooding and other harmful impacts of climate change. He also helps lead campaigns to protect and restore important Western landscapes, the […]

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Taeku Lee
Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee

Taeku Lee’s primary research interests are in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, social movements and political behavior. His book, Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era (Chicago, 2002), received the J. David Greenstone and the V.O. Key book awards. He is also co-author of […]

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Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz

Heidi Shierholz has researched, written, and spoken widely on the economy and economic policy as it affects middle and low-income families, especially in regards to employment, unemployment, compensation, income and wealth inequality, young workers, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and the effects of immigration on the US labor market. She was a coauthor of The […]

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Y.V. Reddy

Y.V. Reddy

Dr. Yaga Venugopal Reddy better known as Y.V. Reddy, is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (India’s central bank) from September 6th, 2003 until September 5th, 2008. Reddy has worked on piloting a calibrated approach to financial sector reforms. He is widely consulted on […]

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Faiza Patel
Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel serves as Co-Director of the Libertyand National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism.  She is the author of Rethinking Radicalization, a critical analysis of law enforcement theories that suggest that Muslim religious behavior can be considered a proxy […]

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Richard Brodsky

Richard Brodsky

Richard Brodsky has a notable, career-long record as one of the nation’s leading environmental thinkers and activists.  He served in the New York Legislature from 1983 to 2010, chairing the Committee on Environmental Conservation.  He authored the New York Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Fund and the Biodiversity Institute, among other legislative initiatives. Mr. […]

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Jim Riccio

Jim Riccio

Jim currently directs nuclear policy work at Greenpeace USA. In the early 1990s, Jim served as the Campaign Coordinator for Greenpeace’s Nuclear Campaign. While with Greenpeace, Jim successfully campaigned to shut down the Trojan Nuclear Power Plant in Rainier, Oregon. He also worked to prevent the deregulation of radioactive waste and to keep it from […]

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Nicole Austin Hillery
Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, DC office which she opened in March 2008. In her role, Ms. Austin-Hillery oversees D.C. office operations, serves as the chief advocate for the Brennan Center on a host of justice and democracy issues and coordinates work with other civil rights, social […]

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Pamela Smith
Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith is President of Verified Voting, a non-partisan nonprofit working to safeguard elections in the digital age. She provides information and public testimony on verified voting issues at federal and state levels throughout the US, including to the US House of Representatives Committee on House Administration. She oversees an extensive information resource on election […]

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Rashad Robinson
November 20, 2014

How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republica

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In 1789, the Founding Fathers created a constitutional system of government by the people.


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Doug Kendall
November 14, 2014

For all the uncertainty surrounding the 2016 campaign, this much is already clear: The Supreme Court will be at the center o

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A week after the 2014 midterm elections, most of our attention is focused on what the newly elected leaders will bring.


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The polls are closed, the ballots are counted, and voters overwhelmingly supported progressive policies that will help rebuil

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Celinda Lake
November 13, 2014

On November 4th California voters re-elected Tom Torlakson over challenger Marshall Tuck by a 52 to 48 margin.


The Republican takeover of the Senate signals deep challenges that will gravely impact our families and communities.

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Nicole Woo
November 12, 2014

Three hot topics of discussion these days are the millennial generation, student debt and inequality.


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The President blames himself for the Democrat’s big losses Election Day.

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Dean Baker
November 11, 2014

Presidents are rarely able to accomplish much in the last two years of a second term.