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Gene Healy

Gene Healy

VP, Cato Institute & Author, The Cult of the Presidency

Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the presidency, as well as federalism and overcriminalization. He is… more

Andrew McLaughlin

Andrew McLaughlin

CEO, Digg and Instapaper & Fmr. Dir. of Global Public Policy, Google

Andrew McLaughlin is currently CEO of Digg and Instapaper and a partner at betaworks. From 2009-11, he was a member of Obama's senior White House staff, serving as deputy chief… more

Eric Posner

Eric Posner

Professor of Law, University of Chicago

Eric Posner is the Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago. His current research interests include financial regulation, international law, and constitutional law. His… more

Paul Nemitz

Paul Nemitz

Dir. of Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, DG Justice & Consumers, EU Commission

Paul F. Nemitz is the director for fundamental rights and union citizenship in the Directorate General for Justice & Consumers of the European Commission. The free movement of people in… more

James Rickards

James Rickards

Economist, Investment Banker & Author, The Death of Money

James Rickards is chief global strategist at the West Shore Funds, editor of Strategic Intelligence, a monthly newsletter, and director of The James Rickards Project, an inquiry into the complex… more

Chrystia Freeland

Chrystia Freeland

Member, Parliament of Canada & Journalist

Chrystia Freeland is the Canadian Member of Parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre. After starting as a Ukraine-based stringer for the Financial Times, Washington Post, and The Economist, she… more

Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan

Geopolitical Strategist & Author, The Accidental Superpower

Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist who has lived in the world of international affairs throughout his career. After stints with the Center for Political Strategic Studies under Susan Eisenhower… more

Joseph Joffe

Josef Joffe

Senior Fellow, Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute & Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit

Josef Joffe is the publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit and a senior fellow of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. A visiting professor of political science at… more

Scott Turow

Scott Turow

Attorney & Author

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney. He is the author of ten best-selling works of fiction, including his first novel, Presumed Innocent (1987), and the sequel, Innocent, published by… more

Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer

Former Editor, The New Republic

Franklin Foer is the former editor of The New Republic. Before joining The New Republic, Foer was a frequent contributor to the online magazine Slate. His writing has also appeared… more