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Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Senior Editor, Reason Magazine

Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason magazine and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use and For Your Own… more

Jonathan Soros

Jonathan Soros

Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute and co-founder of Friends of Democracy

Jonathan Soros is founder of the Super PAC “Friends of Democracy,” which aims to combat the influence of money in politics. He is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute… more

Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

Ian Hutchinson is a physicist and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his research group are international leaders exploring the generation and confinement… more

Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and author

Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.… more

Lawrence Krauss

Lawrence Krauss

Director, Origins Project and Foundation Professor at ASU

Lawrence Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist. He is the Director of the Origins Project and Professor of Physics at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona… more

Theodore Dalrymple

Theodore Dalrymple

Dietrich Weismann Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Theodore Dalrymple is a retired prison doctor and psychiatrist, who most recently practiced in a British inner city hospital and prison.  He is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan… more

Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie

Editor in Chief of Reason.tv and Reason.com

Nick Gillespie is editor in chief of Reason.com and ReasonTV, the online platforms of Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets." Gillespie's work has appeared in The… more

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor

Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Reich was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration from 1993-1997. He has written… more

Glenn Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard

Dean, Columbia University Business School

Glenn Hubbard is Dean of Columbia Business School and the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. Professor Hubbard is the author of two leading textbooks on money and… more

Ken Connor

Ken Connor

Chairman, Center for a Just Society

In 2005, Ken Connor founded the Center for a Just Society, where he serves as the organization’s Chairman. Connor is affiliated with the law firm of Connor & Connor, LLC,… more