Michael Ratner, John R. Talbott, Scott Dick, R.J. Shulman Michael Ratner: President of Center for Constitutional Rights. The Center's website is ccrjustice.org. Ratner is also an attorney and adjunct professor of law at Columbia University Law School. John R. Talbott: economic consultant and former investment banker at Goldman Sachs. His new book is called "Obamanomics: How Bottom-up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-down Economics". Scott Dick: Regular contributor on Military and Veteran's affairs. R.J. Shulman: political satirist. Shulman blogs at ptsd1.blogspot.com.