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Michael Brune

Michael Brune

Michael Brune is the executive director of the Sierra Club and the author of Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal (2010). During Brune’s nearly three years as the Sierra Club’s executive director, the organization has grown to more than two million supporters, and its Beyond Coal campaign has been recognized as one […]

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Page Gardner

Page Gardner

Page S. Gardner is the founder and president of the Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund and The Voter Participation Center (VPC), formerly known as Women’s Voices. Women Vote (WVWV). The name was formally changed in 2011 to reflect the fact the organization expanded its focus beyond its original emphasis on unmarried women to include the entire […]

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Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro is Professor of Economics at Saint Peter’s College, New Jersey, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. She did her graduate work in economics at the New School for Social Research, and taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, where she directed graduate study […]

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a professor of finance and business at Columbia University and chair of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. In 2001, Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. He was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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David Pozen

David Pozen

David Pozen joined the Columbia Law School faculty in July 2012, with research interests in several areas of public law and in nonprofit organizations. From 2010 to 2012, Pozen served as special advisor to the U.S. Department of State’s Legal Adviser, Harold Hongju Koh.  Previously, Pozen clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. […]

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Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne-Dianis

Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of Advancement Project, has an extensive background in civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of voting, education, housing, and employment. Judith has worked tirelessly to protect survivors of Hurricane Katrina, filing critical litigation on behalf of displaced survivors and working to stop the exploitation of immigrant reconstruction workers. Dianis’ […]

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Lisa Danetz

Lisa Danetz

Ms. Danetz is a voting rights and campaign finance lawyer who addresses issues of inequality and fairness in elections. She is an expert on implementation of Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act, has worked cooperatively with and also litigated against states regarding implementation of the National Voter Registration Act, and has engaged in […]

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Robert Prasch

Robert Prasch

Robert E. Prasch is Professor of Economics at Middlebury College where he teaches Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics, American Economic History, and the History of Economic Thought. He is the author of over 100 academic articles, book chapters, book reviews, in addition to multiple editorials and interviews in newspapers, radio, and online media including The […]

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Lisa Speer

Lisa Speer

Speer directs the International Oceans Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an environmental organization dedicated to protecting natural resources and public health with offices in the United States and China. Speer’s work currently focuses on conservation and management of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction, and area known as the “high seas.” Comprising two […]

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Kevin Trenberth

Kevin Trenberth

Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth is a Distinguished Senior Scientist in the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. From New Zealand, he obtained his Sc. D. in meteorology in 1972 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a lead author of the 1995, 2001 and 2007 Scientific Assessment of Climate Change reports […]

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Donald Barry

Donald Barry

Don Barry joined Defenders as executive vice president in June 2011 and oversees all day-to-day operations and programs at Defenders of Wildlife, supervises the senior leadership team and is the strategic senior advisor to the President. Don has 35 years of experience working on wildlife and public land management conservation issues as a senior government […]

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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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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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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is an assistant professor, teaching courses in Election Law and Constitutional Law. Prior to joining Stetson’s faculty, Torres-Spelliscy was counsel in the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law where she provided guidance on the issues of money in politics and the judiciary to state and federal […]

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

Dean Baker is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in […]

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Jeffrey Sachs
October 22, 2014

There is no case for an American Ebola czar, least of all another political “fixer” who has no expertise in publi

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One company may not be able to fight city hall, but one company appears to be trying to buy it.


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Dean Baker
October 21, 2014

Thus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of, however Ebola hysteria seems to hav

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Teresa Ghilarducci
October 20, 2014

We recently disagreed with Andrew Biggs and Sylvester Schieber when they said the retirement crisis is not real.


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Deal Book, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s ethics-free paean to painless elite bank frauds – all the wealth and none of the accounta

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Naomi Klein
October 17, 2014

When the call came in that the University of Glasgow had voted to divest its £128m endowment from fossil fuel companies, I h


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Dean Baker
October 16, 2014

A review of French economist Thomas Piketty’s best-selling book “Capital in the 21st Century” by the world’s richest


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Nicole Woo
October 15, 2014

At the start of 2013, most American workers faced a 2 percent cut in their take-home pay, as the 2011-2012 Social Security pa

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig says money in politics is a problem. That’s not exactly news.