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Trevor Potter

Trevor Potter

President and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal Center

Trevor Potter is a lawyer, former commissioner (1991–1995) and chairman (1994) of the United States Federal Election Commission.  He is the founder, President, and General Counsel of the Campaign Legal… more

Sue Tierney

Tierney, Sue

Managing Principal at Analysis Group; Former Assistant Secretary for Policy at U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Susan Tierney is a Managing Principal at Analysis Group, where she specializes in the electric and gas industries. She has consulted to companies, governments, non-profits, and other organizations on energy… more

Katherine Hudson

Hudson, Katherine

Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper

Katherine Hudson is the Watershed Program Director at Riverkeeper, a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York… more

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