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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

Ron Unz

Ron Unz

Publisher, The Unz Review & Former Publisher, The American Conservative

Ron Unz, the publisher of The Unz Review, is the former publisher of The American Conservative, a small opinion magazine, and is the founder and chairman of UNZ.org, a content-archiving… more

Bryan Caplan

Bryan Caplan

Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center. He is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies… more

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