Mark Alexander
Mark C. Alexander

Mark C. Alexander

Mark Alexander is a law professor at Seton Hall University, specializing in Constitutional Law and the intersection of Law and Politics. Professor Alexander writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Law & Politics, Criminal Procedure, and The First Amendment. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, politics and government and on free […]

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Perry Mehrling

Perry Mehrling

Perry G. Mehrling, Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1987. He has held visiting positions at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and at Boston University. At Barnard, Professor Mehrling teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, […]

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Barry Fadem

Barry Fadem

Barry F. Fadem is a partner in the law firm of Fadem & Associates in Lafayette, California. He specializes in all aspects of campaign and election law, and provides expert consultation in the area of initiatives and referendums. He is co-author of the book Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National […]

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Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen

Stuart Ewen is a professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College, CUNY and at the Graduate Center, CUNY in the Ph.D. Programs in History and Sociology. He is the author of influential books on the history of consumer society, visual culture, propaganda and modernity, including PR! A Social History of […]

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John Coequyt

John Coequyt

Director of the Sierra Club’s international climate programs as well as a representative on domestic climate change and energy issues. John has worked on domestic and international climate change policy for over a decade. Prior to his time at the Sierra Club, he worked for Greenpeace USA where he served as an international climate campaigner. […]

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Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey is an ecological generalist with wide ranging interests (plants, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians) in aquatic and terrestrial systems. His academic training is in ecology, particularly entomology and limnology but with a focus on applied entomology. He is particularly intrigued by potential ecosystem effects associated with increase and decline of invasive plants species in […]

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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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Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq

Aziz Huq earned his BA summa cum laude in International Studies and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and JD from Columbia Law School in 2001, where he was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize (awarded to the graduating student with the highest GPA). He clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of […]

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Eric Rauchway

Eric Rauchway

Eric Rauchway is the author of the Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction and Blessed Among Nations: How the World Made America among other books. He is a professor of history at the University of California, Davis.

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Michael Konczal

Michael Konczal

Michael Konczal is a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute, where he works on financial reform, unemployment, inequality and a progressive vision of the economy. His blog, Rortybomb, was named one of the 25 Best Financial Blogs by Time Magazine. His work has appeared in The American Prospect, Slate, Washington Monthly, The Atlantic Monthly’s Business Channel […]

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Eric Kingson
Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson

Eric Kingson, professor of social work at Syracuse University, is founding co-director of Social Security Works (www.socialsecurityworks.org) and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition (www.strengthensocialsecurity.org), a coalition of over 300 national and state organizations.  A founding board member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, he served as policy advisor to the 1982 National […]

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Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews

Marcellus Andrews teaches economics at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. Andrews earned a B.S. & B.A. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania as well as an MA, MPhil and PhD in economics from Yale University. Andrews comments on public affairs and economics in the pages of The Nation and on […]

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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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James Sample
James Sample

James Sample

Before joining the Hofstra Law faculty in 2009, Professor Sample served as an attorney in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of law since 2005. Before joining the Brennan Center, he worked at Brian Schweitzer’s gubernatorial campaign in Montana and clerked for Judge Sidney R. Thomas of […]

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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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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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Eileen Appelbaum
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