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Jonathan Chait

Jonathan Chait

Political Commentator & Columnist, New York Magazine

Jonathan Chait is a daily columnist at New York magazine, where he contributes lead pieces of political commentary to nymag.com, along with short and longer form pieces for the print… more

Megan McArdle

Megan McArdle

Writer & Columnist, Bloomberg View

Megan McArdle is a Washington, D.C.-based blogger and journalist who writes about economics, business, and public policy. Currently a columnist for Bloomberg View, she was previously a special correspondent for… more

Stewart Baker

Stewart Baker

First Asst. Secretary for Policy, Dept. of Homeland Security

Stewart Baker practices law at Steptoe & Johnson, covering homeland security, cybersecurity, data protection, encryption, lawful intercepts, intelligence and law enforcement issues, and foreign investment regulation. He is the author… more

David Cole

David Cole

Professor of Law, Georgetown Univ. Law School

David Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a volunteer attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, the legal affairs correspondent for The Nation, and a regular contributor… more

Michael German

Michael German

Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU Washington

Mike German is the senior policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office, where he develops policy positions and pro-active strategies concerning national security and open government.… more

Paul Saltzman

Paul Saltzman

President, The Clearing House Association

Paul Saltzman is the president of The Clearing House Association and executive vice president and general counsel of The Clearing House Payments Company, the oldest and largest private sector payments… more

Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin

Farmer & Author

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his… more

Chris Masterjohn

Chris Masterjohn

Nutritional Sciences Researcher & Blogger, The Daily Lipid

Chris Masterjohn pursued a career in health and nutrition after recovering from health problems he developed as a vegan by including high-quality, nutrient-dense animal foods in his diet. He earned… more

Gene Baur

Gene Baur

President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary

Gene Baur, President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, Gene has traveled extensively, campaigning to… more

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Neal Barnard, M.D.

Clinical Researcher & Author, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart

Neal Barnard, M.D., is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., who guides numerous clinical trials investigating the effects of diet… more