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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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Alexander Perera

Alexander Perera

Alex Perera is the Director of Renewable Energy Initiatives for MEP and is helping to lead WRI’s expanding work in renewable energy. Alex has led successful collaboration projects with multinationals in the manufacturing, retail, and technology sectors to scale use of renewable energy and energy efficiency. He is also leading work to develop and scale […]

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Robert Dewey

Robert Dewey

Robert oversees the implementation of Defenders’ national legislative and administrative priorities through direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy, coalition participation and national environmental community coordination. He established Defenders’ Government Relations and External Affairs department in 1999. Key legislative accomplishments under Robert’s leadership include securing favorable provisions for wildlife in the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, the […]

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Faiza Patel
Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel serves as Co-Director of the Libertyand National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that our government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in conducting the fight against terrorism.  She is the author of Rethinking Radicalization, a critical analysis of law enforcement theories that suggest that Muslim religious behavior can be considered a proxy […]

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson serves as Senior Portfolio Manager and head of Corporate Governance at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States. With more than $235 billion in market assets, CalPERS provides retirement and health benefits to more than 1.6 million public employees, retirees and their families. Prior […]

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Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall

Eric Marshall, as manager of legal mobilization, is the Lawyers’ Committee’s chief organizer and is responsible for creating and managing the infrastructure necessary to direct large scale pro bono resources to address modern civil rights issues. Marshall is the co-leader of Election Protection, the nation’s largest voter support coalition.  In addition to ensuring the effective […]

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John F. Kowal

John F. Kowal

John F. Kowal is Vice President for Programs at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where he is responsible for coordinating and guiding the organization’s programs on Democracy, Justice and Liberty and National Security. John also oversees the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. Before joining the Brennan Center, John was a leader […]

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Nancy Altman

Nancy Altman

Nancy J. Altman has a thirty-five year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is the founding co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign. She is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble (John Wiley & […]

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Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins is Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program.  Her portfolio includes redistricting and voter suppression issues, with a focus on voter ID and proof-of-citizenship laws.   Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Gaskins served as Executive Director for the League of Women Voters Minnesota where she worked on a wide range of […]

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Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner

Peter Lehner is the Executive Director of NRDC and NRDC Action Fund. NRDC, one the nation’s leading environmental advocacy organizations with over 1.3 million members and activists and 430 staff in seven offices, works to protect people’s health and families, communities, jobs, and wild spaces by accelerating clean and efficient energy, transportation and protecting our […]

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Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Bernard Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. Reich is currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School […]

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James Crotty

James Crotty

Professor Crotty is a macro economist with broad interests whose research in theory and policy attempts to integrate the complementary analytical strengths of the Marxian and Keynesian traditions. His writings have appeared in such diverse journals as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the Review of Radical […]

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Thomas Palley

Thomas Palley

Dr. Thomas Palley is an economist living in Washington DC. He holds a B.A. degree from Oxford University, and a M.A. degree in International Relations and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Yale University. He has published in numerous academic journals, and written for The Atlantic Monthly, American Prospect and Nation magazines. Dr. Palley has recently […]

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William Darity

William Darity

William A. Darity Jr. served as director of the Institute of African American Research, director of the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program, director of the Undergraduate Honors Program in economics, and director of Graduate Studies at the University of North Carolina. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and […]

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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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Michael Konczal
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The unpunished killings of Michael Brown, Miriam Carey, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and so many others reflect a racist criminal-

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Page Gardner
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A century ago, as Americans debated whether women should be allowed to vote, one prominent observer scoffed at the notion of


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August 25, 2014

The events unfolding in Missouri have brought all eyes on the issue of law enforcement practices.

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Faiza Patel
August 22, 2014

The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked a long overdue discussion about the militarization of local


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Heather McGhee
August 19, 2014

Last night’s police violence against citizens of Ferguson, MO was an affront to democracy.


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When President Lyndon Johnson gave his June 4, 1965 commencement address at Howard University, he invoked a symbolic language

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Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the American people in a live telecast concerning the tragic and untimely death of a youn


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Geoffrey Stone
February 21, 2014

A few days ago on the campus of the University of Mississippi, someone (reportedly two males) draped a Confederate flag on a

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Rob Richie
January 14, 2013

Congress is broken, and everyone knows it.


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Geoffrey Stone
November 10, 2012

I recently overheard the following conversation:
X: “Obama won a solid victory. The people have made their views clear.

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Michael J. Malbin
July 31, 2012

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Richard Pildes
June 26, 2012

Instead of making elections mandatory, we should make them more competitive.

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April 5, 2012

Lorraine Minnite examines accusations that new voting laws are effectively disenfranchising communities of colour in the US a


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Samuel Issacharoff
January 27, 2012

For the past 30 years, redistricting in Texas has provided great theater.

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Justin Levitt
January 3, 2012

The 2011 holiday season brought plenty of election-related tidings, of comfort and joy to some and consternation to others.


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Taeku Lee
July 14, 2011

After Barack Obama’s historic election, media reports overwhelmingly credited white independents with setting aside dec

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Nina Perales speaks to Illinois Statehouse news on redistricting on May 24th, 2011.


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Brenda Wright
March 31, 2011

In a state where “cleaning up Beacon Hill” has been the pledge of every successful statewide candidate for years,


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Heather Gerken
November 10, 2010

Republicans didn’t just win a bunch of congressional seats last Tuesday.

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Justin Levitt
March 3, 2010

Karl Rove has lately been broadcasting the importance of downballot elections in places with names like Brushy Creek.


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Myrna Perez
November 9, 2009

Latinos in Port Chester, New York, have a new and exciting opportunity to make their voices heard.

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Richard Pildes
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The Supreme Court launched the practice, twenty years ago, of creating safe minority election districts.


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Christopher Edley, Jr
September 24, 2000

The likely impact of the next few Supreme Court appointments on civil rights and racial justice is momentous.