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Benjamin Todd Jealous

Benjamin Todd Jealous is the former President and CEO of the NAACP.  Appointed at age 35 in 2008, he is the youngest person to lead the century old organization.  During his tenure, the NAACP’s online activists have swelled from 175,000 to more than 600,000; its donors have increased from 16,000 individuals per year to more […]

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Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native […]

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Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake

Celinda Lake is one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care, the environment and education, […]

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James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith holds the Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at Austin, and a professorship in Government. He is a frequent speaker on matters related to the financial and economic crisis and a witness before Congress on several recent […]

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Christina DeConcini

Christina DeConcini

Christina is an attorney and advocate with demonstrated effectiveness in achieving policy change through litigation, designing and directing legislative strategies, forging diverse and effective coalitions, and framing and advancing issues for public support. At WRI Christina has focused primarily on overseeing WRI’s legislative work and strategy on climate change and energy issues, represented WRI in […]

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Noah Matson

Noah Matson

Noah directs Defenders’ effort to create and implement policies and strategies to safeguard wildlife and habitat from the impacts of global warming. Working with a team of scientists, policy experts, attorneys, and communications specialists, Noah is developing climate change adaptation strategies for land and wildlife managers, and is working to influence climate change adaptation policies […]

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Lisa Graves
Lisa Graves

Lisa Graves

Lisa is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, a national investigative watchdog group that launched the award-winning investigative project ALECexposed.org in 2011, and that publishes PRWatch.org (CMD’s original reporting site), SourceWatch.org (its specialized encyclopedia of front groups), and BanksterUSA.org (its site on Wall Street and economic reforms). CMD focuses on exposing corporate […]

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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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Walker F. Todd

Walker F. Todd

Walker F. Todd, research fellow and conference organizer for the American Institute for Economic Research, lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, near Cleveland, and has been affiliated with AIER in one capacity or another since 1995. An instructor in the AIER Summer Fellowship Program, he teaches a course on the history and origins of competing theories […]

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Tom Saenz
Tom Saenz

Tom Saenz

Thomas A. Saenz is the President and General Counsel of MALDEF, where he leads the civil rights organization’s five offices in pursuing litigation, policy advocacy, and community education to promote the civil rights of Latinos living in the United States.  Saenz re-joined MALDEF in August 2009, after spending four years on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio […]

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Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff

Daniel L. Goroff is a Program Director at the nonpartisan and non-ideological Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He is especially interested in research on economics, finance, mathematics, the scientific and technical work force, and education. Goroff is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Economics at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, where he previously served as Vice […]

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Caroline Fredrickson
Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson

Caroline Fredrickson joined ACS in 2009 and currently serves as the President. Prior to assuming leadership at ACS, Caroline served as the director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office and as General Counsel and Legal Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In addition, Caroline was Chief of Staff to Sen. Maria Cantwell and Deputy Chief of […]

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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is a faculty member at the Columbia Business School at Columbia University where he is the inaugural holder of the Norman Eig Chair of Business, and Director of the Center for Decision Sciences.  His research examines the interface between Behavioral Decision Research, Economics and the decisions made by consumers, managers, and their implications […]

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Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Josh Silver is CEO of United Republic, a national, nonpartisan campaign to enact sweeping reforms to campaign finance, conflict of interest and transparency laws. Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive.  He cofounded and served for nine years as CEO & president of Free Press, the nation’s leading media and technology reform advocacy […]

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Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey Stone

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. A member of the law faculty since 1973, Mr. Stone served as dean of the Law School (1987-1994) and Provost of the University of  Chicago (1994-2002). After graduating from the University of Chicago Law School in 1971, where he […]

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Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 21, 2015

In May 2011, Vanity Fair published an article by Nobel Prize–winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, called “Of the 1%, by the

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Spotify is racing ahead of the pack. And not just the pack of music streaming companies – though, there’s that, too.


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The controversy over Keystone XL has already had one good outcome: A lot more people have at least heard of tar sands.

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Demos President Heather McGhee talks about the need for government in the world.


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Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 18, 2015

The United States and the world are engaged in a great debate about new trade agreements.

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“We actually tell the true American story of black people in this country which is one of resilience.


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Michael Brune
May 14, 2015

I had a terrible nightmare: President Mitt Romney approved Shell Oil’s drilling plans for the Chukchi Sea off the coast

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On Friday, President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Oregon to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.


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Watching the New York State government in Albany is like watching a car crash into a wall in slow motion.

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When Hillary Clinton video-announced her bid for the Oval Office, she claimed she wanted to be a “champion” for the Ame