Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot and were featured in the HBO documentary, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. After being imprisoned in Russia for nearly two years,they founded “Law Zone,” a prisoners’ rights organization. Nadya’s husband, Petr Verzilov is a member of Voina, a Russian artists group, and will serve as translator.
Ana Marie Cox is a political columnist for The Guardian US and a Resident Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. A regular commentator on MSBNC and NPR, Cox is the founding editor of the blog Wonkette. In her column this week, she gives the GOP advice on how to shake its “women problem.”
Rep. Duncan Hunter represents California’s 50th district. Having achieved the title of Major, he was the first combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan to serve in the U.S. Congress. He is a proponent of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and recently asked Congress to evaluate whether there was suitable support for a constitutional convention.
Rob Lowe is the author of Love Life, a follow-up to 2011’s Stories I Only Tell My Friends. Despite playing a civil servant in Parks and Recreation, Brothers & Sisters and The West Wing, he recently told The New York Times, “I want the government out of almost everything.” Keep an eye out for news of his next project: an NBC sitcom with Rob Riggle and Rebecca Romijn.
Matt Taibbi joins the panel mid-show to discuss his sixth book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap. Having recently left Rolling Stone, Taibbi will lead a new digital magazine at First Look Media, focusing on “the ongoing financial crisis and the political machinery that makes it possible.”
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