Lawrence Norden
Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden

Lawrence Norden is Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. He has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related to voting rights and voting technology, including Voting Law Changes in 2012 (October 2011) and Design Deficiencies and Lost Votes (December 2011). His work has been featured in media outlets across the country, including […]

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Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in 2007, The Shock Doctrine is being published in 30 languages and has over a million copies in print. It appeared on multiple ‘best of year’ […]

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Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson – For over a decade, he has helped to mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. Robinson serves as Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online civil rights organization. Under Robinson’s leadership, the organization has been at the forefront on issues ranging from fighting […]

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Richard B. Freeman

Richard B. Freeman

Richard Freeman is one of the world’s leading labor economists. The Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, Dr. Freeman. Freeman is also Senior Research Fellow on Labour Markets at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Freeman […]

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Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), has more than ten years of experience in international climate policy.  Jake leads NRDC’s policy development and advocacy on international climate change, focused on the development of the post-2012 international response to climate change.  He also works with NRDC teams in key […]

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Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder

Alan S. Blinder is the Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is the author/ co-author of 17 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy (with William J. Baumol), now in its 12th edition, from which well over two and a half million college students have learned […]

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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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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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Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman

Kate Zimmerman joined the National Wildlife Federation in 2003. Before coming to NWF, Kate spent several years as a private attorney in Colorado with a practice emphasizing environmental and natural resources law.  She represented national and regional environmental organizations in matters ranging from challenges to federal timber sales to participation in federal reserve water rights […]

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Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is Senior Economist at American Progress. Her research focuses on employment, social policy, and family economic well-being. Much of her current work focuses on the Great Recession’s impact on workers and their families, as well as policies to promote job creation. She co-edited The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything (Simon & […]

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Rodolfo de la Garza

Rodolfo de la Garza

Professor de la Garza combines interests in political behavior and public policy. In political behavior, he specializes in ethnic politics, with particular emphasis on Latino public opinion and electoral involvement. His primary interests in public policy include immigration and immigrant settlement and incorporation. He has edited, co-edited, and co-authored numerous books including The Future of […]

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Leo Hindery, Jr.

Leo Hindery, Jr.

Leo Hindery, Jr. is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a series of media industry private equity funds he founded in 1988 and ran continuously until February 1997. Mr. Hindery is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the US Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation, Co-Chair of the Task Force […]

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Daniel Lashof

Daniel Lashof

Dan Lashof is the director of NRDC’s climate and clean air program and is active in the areas of solutions to global warming, national energy policy, and climate science. Dan is involved in developing federal standards and legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants and to reduce America’s dangerous dependence […]

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Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie Rappaport Clark

Jamie came to Defenders after a 20-year career in conservation with the federal government, mostly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recognition of her accomplishments and national leadership in this field, President Bill Clinton appointed her as director of the Service in 1997, a post she held until 2001. During her tenure as […]

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Guy-Uriel Charles
Guy-Uriel Charles

Guy-Uriel Charles

Guy-Uriel Charles is the founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race. He joined Duke Law’s faculty in 2009; he previously was the Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Professor of […]

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Mary Anne Hitt
August 12, 2014

This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina.

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Rick Hind
November 21, 2013

While President Bush continues to make terrorism and domestic security the centerpiece of his campaign, he has made little m