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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Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev

Arjun Jayadev is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Professor Jayadev’s research focuses on macroeconomics, development, and political economy. His work has looked at the ways in which the policy shifts that have occurred globally over the last three decades have impacted distributional outcomes (measured in terms of income, wealth and […]

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Myrna Perez
Myrna Perez

Myrna Perez

Ms. Pérez works on a variety of voting rights related issues, including redistricting, voter registration list maintenance, and access to the ballot box. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Pérez was the Civil Rights Fellow at Relman & Dane, a civil rights law firm in Washington,D.C.Ms. Pérez graduated from Columbia Law School in 2003, where […]

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Bob Herbert

Bob Herbert

Bob Herbert joined Demos after an 18-year career at the The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist, writing about politics, urban affairs and social trends in a twice-weekly column. From January 1991 to May 1993, Mr. Herbert was a national correspondent for NBC and reported regularly on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. A […]

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Donita Judge
Donita Judge

Donita Judge

Donita Judge has been an attorney in Advancement Project’s Power and Democracy Project since 2004 and is the organization’s lead attorney for the state of Ohio and was the organization’s Project Director for Redistricting in 2011.  Donita has challenged barriers to the ballot in every federal election in Ohio since 2004.  She has provided extensive […]

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Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer is the Founder and President of Democracy 21, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, organization that works to strengthen our democracy and ensure the integrity and fairness of government decisions and elections. Democracy 21’s main focus is promoting effective campaign finance laws to protect against the corruption of federal officeholders and government decisions and to engage […]

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David Donnelly
David Donnelly

David Donnelly

David is a veteran of money in politics campaigns at the state and national level, serving in a variety of campaign management, research, outreach, communications, fundraising, and strategist roles for major initiatives since the mid-1990s. He joined Public Campaign Action Fund in 2002. Over his career, David has managed policy campaigns at both the state […]

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Kyle Ash

Kyle Ash

As Greenpeace’s Senior Legislative Representative, Kyle Ash is responsible for domestic and international climate change policy analysis and campaign strategy. He has been quoted in Politico, Greenwire, the New York Times, and CNN, and was one of the most frequently quoted sources during the Copenhagen Climate Conference. Prior to joining Greenpeace, Ash served as Government […]

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Robert Shiller

Robert Shiller

Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and […]

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Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers is an Associate General Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers’ responsibilities include corporate governance, pension and general business law issues. Mr. Silvers led the AFL-CIO legal team that won severance payments for laid off Enron and WorldCom workers. He has testified before numerous Congressional committees on issues arising out of the collapse […]

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Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke is the president of NRDC. NRDC is a leading nonprofit group that takes on the environmental issues that matter most, from the safety of our air and water to the health of our families and the future of our climate. NRDC’s lawyers and scientists hold polluters accountable, push lawmakers to take climate action, […]

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Amy Moas

Amy Moas

Amy Moas, Ph.D. is Senior Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace. For more than 40 years Greenpeace has been a leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Moas focuses on the forests of Southeast Asia […]

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Michael Marx

Michael Marx

Michael Marx is the Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Oil Campaign, which seeks to accelerate the United States’ transition to a clean and sustainable transportation future. Michael received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught organizational behavior in the business school. He was a management consultant for 10 years to Fortune […]

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Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt is a noted voice on reform of the political process and an expert on campaign finance, congressional procedure, and state-level politics. He has written extensively on Budget & Tax Policy, and on the history and role of ideas in politics. In 2005, Mr. Schmitt began a monthly column, “The Out Years,” in The […]

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Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon

Sarah Hodgdon is the Sierra Club’s National Program Director in the Conservation Department. Sarah began her grassroots organizing career in 1993 with Green Corps, serving as Recruitment Director for the group from 1996 – 2000. With Green Corps, Sarah recruited and trained young environmental activists who have since become Executive Directors of organizations such as […]

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Naomi Klein
March 26, 2015

Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we’re not treating it as a real emergency.

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Just after midnight, 26 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince Will


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Rahm Emanuel is in trouble. His re-election as Mayor of Chicago is no longer a lock.

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On Monday, the nation’s debt ceiling came back into effect for the first time in over a year.


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Dean Baker
March 19, 2015

One of the greatest scenes in movie history occurs at the end of “Casablanca.

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It’s now possible to sell a new product to hundreds of millions of people without needing many, if any, workers to produce


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The prices of long-term government bonds have been running very high in recent years (that is, their yields have been very lo

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a major potential trade agreement between the United States and 11 countries at very differe


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Simon Johnson
March 12, 2015

For the past six years, US President Barack Obama’s administration has, more often than not, sided with the interests o