Inimai Chettiar
Inimai M. Chettiar

Inimai M. Chettiar

Inimai M. Chettiar is the Director of the Brennan Center’s Justice Program. The Justice Program seeks to secure our nation’s promise of “equal justice for all” by creating an effective, rational and fair legal system. It proposes and works to enact data-driven policy and legal reforms aimed at two main goals: ending mass incarceration and closing the justice gap […]

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Bob McIntyre

Bob McIntyre

Bob S. McIntyre is Director of Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for tax fairness at the federal, state and local levels. Widely respected on Capitol Hill as “the average taxpayer’s voice in Washington,” CTJ was ranked at the top of the Washington Monthly’s list of America’s […]

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Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams is the National Political Director, running the Sierra Club’s robust and influential political department and managing the electoral program. With coordinated campaigns and independent expenditures, Melissa and her team get the word out to members and the public about the Sierra Club’s political endorsements. Through member communications and direct voter contact programs, the […]

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J. Adam Skaggs

J. Adam Skaggs

Adam Skaggs is senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy program, where he works on a range of issues related to money in politics, judicial independence, and voting rights. Before joining the Brennan Center, he was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he served as pro bono counsel to the […]

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Stephanie A. Kelton

Stephanie A. Kelton

Stephanie A. Kelton is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Director of Graduate Student Research at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (CFEPS). She is a Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Dr. Kelton has a B.S. in Business Finance and a B.A. in […]

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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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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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Lawrence Mishel

Lawrence Mishel

Lawrence Mishel, a nationally-recognized economist, is President of the Economic Policy Institute, a role he assumed in 2002. Dr. Mishel first joined EPI in 1987 as Research Director. In the more than two decades he has been with EPI, Dr. Mishel has helped build it into the nation’s premier research organization focused on U.S. living […]

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Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz studies U.S. social and political history. He received his Ph.D. in history from Yale University (1980) after earning bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University (1972) and Balliol College, Oxford University (1974). Chants Democratic (1984), which won several national prizes, including the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association, shows how the working […]

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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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Penda D. Hair

Penda D. Hair

A staunch advocate of civil rights, Penda Hair has spent the last 25 years defending the rights of those unjustly discriminated against. Former director of the Washington, DC, office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Hair co-founded Advancement Project to serve as an innovative racial justice organization that would strengthen grassroots efforts to […]

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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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Fred Werthiemer
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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Timothy Canova

Timothy Canova

Timothy Canova Canova’s research crosses the disciplines of law, public finance, economics, and history. He was an early critic of financial deregulation and warned of the dangers of the bubble economy. He has authored more than two dozen articles and book chapters, including articles in the Harvard Law & Policy Review, American Journal of Economics […]

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Bob Pollin

Bob Pollin

Robert Pollin is the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, and Professor of Economics, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S. He has been a […]

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Jeffrey Sachs
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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
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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.