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John Kael Weston

John Kael Weston

Former State Dept. Political Adviser to Marine Units, Iraq & Afghanistan

John Kael Weston represented the United States for over a decade as a State Department official and political adviser. Prior to his war-time service—seven consecutive years in Iraq and Afghanistan… more

Michael Lind

Michael Lind

Co-Founder, New America Foundation

Michael Lind is a co-founder of the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he is the policy director of its Economic Growth Program and Next Social Contract Initiative. A… more

Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal

Stephen Moore joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer on May 31, 2005. In March 2013 he became a Fox News… more

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt

Radio Host, Hugh Hewitt Show

Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Hewitt… more

David Kopel

Eugene Volokh

Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Eugene Volokh teaches First Amendment law and tort law at UCLA School of Law, where he has also taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.… more

David Kopel

David Kopel

Research Director, Independence Institute & Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute

David B. Kopel is the research director of the Independence Institute, in Denver, and is an associate policy analyst with the Cato Institute, in Washington, D.C. He is also an… more

Sanford Levinson

Sanford Levinson

Professor of Law and of Government, University of Texas

Sanford Levinson, who holds the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr., Centennial Chair in Law, joined the University of Texas Law School in 1980. Previously a… more

Douglas Elliott

Douglas Elliott

Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Douglas Elliott is a fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. A financial institutions investment banker for two decades, principally at J.P. Morgan, he was the founder and principal… more

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a co-founder… more

Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Richard W. Fisher is the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In this role, Fisher serves as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the… more