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Kelley Beaucar Vlahos: has spent nearly seven years as a political reporter in Washington DC for, and is a Washington correspondent for the DC-based homeland security magazine, HSToday, and a regular contributor for The American Conservative magazine and its daily weblog, @TAC.

Andrew Jakabovics: Associate Director for the Economic Mobility Program. He works on housing, household debt, and higher education, as well as other issues related to sustaining and growing the middle class.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t”.

John Brakey: While monitoring a handcount of ballots from the September 3rd Arizona primary, in his capacity as an official election observer for the Democratic and Libertarian parties, EDA Investigations Co-Coordinator John Brakey was arrested and ejected from the Pima County election headquarters on orders of Pima County Elections Director Brad Nelson.

Free Speech Zone

Johnny Steele and Dan Piraro: Comedians Dan Piraro and Johnny Steele present Two Guys With Hats, a comedy show featuring stand-up, multimedia, and more surprises. Piraro is best known as the cartoonist behind Bizarro; Steele, a former winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, is a popular radio and TV host in the Bay Area.