James Risen is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and author of Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. Risen recently wrote about the fate of billions of dollars in cash that was airlifted into Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion.
Cornel West is a professor at New York's Union Theological Seminary and the auther of Black Prophetic Fire. Dr. West co-founded the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and was recently arrested during a “Moral Monday” march in Ferguson, Missouri.
John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast and author of Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama. He recently wrote about the self-segregation of Americans amid proliferating partisan media.
Mary Matalin served in the George W. Bush administration as Assistant to the President and Counselor to the VicePresident. She is the Visiting Distinguished Lecturer at Loyola University New Orleans, and author of Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home with James Carville.
Chloe Maxmin is a youth activist and Co-Founder of the Divest Harvard campaign. Maxmin recently reflected on her life as an activist in The Nation.