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Joe Nocera

Nocera, Joe

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

Joe Nocera is an op-ed columnist. Before joining The Opinion Pages, he wrote the Talking Business column for The New York Times and was a staff writer for The New… more

Deborah Goldberg

Goldberg, Deborah

Managing Attorney at Earthjustice

Deborah Goldberg is a Managing Attorney at Earthjustice, the world’s first and largest nonprofit environmental law firm, where she focuses on legal advocacy and litigation related to global warming and… more

Jason Whitlock

Whitlock, Jason

FOXSports.com National Columnist

Jason Whitlock is a national columnist for FOXSports.com and an all-sports insider and contributor to FOX Sports Radio. Whitlock was an All-State offensive lineman in high school in Indianapolis and… more

Tim Green

Green, Tim

Former NFL Defensive End and Football Broadcaster

Former Atlanta Falcons star defensive end Tim Green has been hailed as the “Renaissance Man” of sports. Recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Green is a New York… more

Malcolm Gladwell

Gladwell, Malcolm

The New Yorker Staff Writer & Author, The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1996. He has written on a wide range of topics, including the science of cool hunting, race and sports, physical genius,… more

Buzz Bissinger

Bissinger, Buzz

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist & Author, Friday Night Lights

H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger is among the nation's most honored and distinguished writers. A native of New York City, Bissinger is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, the… more

Phil Bronstein

Bronstein, Phil

Reporter, San Francisco Examiner

Began his journalism career in his teens as a film reviewer. He joined the San Francisco Examiner as a reporter in 1980, and beginning in 1983, spent 10 years as… more

David Carr

Carr, David

Published Writer for the New York Times

Writes a column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. more

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Heuvel, Katrina vanden

Editor & Publisher, The Nation

Is editor and publisher of the Nation. She is the editor of several books including, Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover (2009)… more

Michael Wolff

Wolff, Michael

Columnist, Vanity Fair

Is a columnist for Vanity Fair and the founder of news aggregator newser.com. His latest book is The Man Who Owns the News (2008), a biography of Rupert Murdoch. In… more