Paul Waldman: author of four books on media and politics. His latest is called â€œFree Ride: John McCain and the Mediaâ€. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at Media Matters for America. He is also a columnist for The American Prospect. You can read his blog at paulwaldman.blogspot.com.
Rose Aguilar: is a San Francisco-based journalist who has written a book about her road trip through the "red states" entitled Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland.
Hina Shamsi: is a Staff Attorney in the ACLUâ€™s National Security Project. Her focus includes freedom of speech and association, including the material support statutes, torture, detention, and fair trial practices.
Rev. Susan Russell: is a priest at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, CA and President of Integrity, USA - an LGBT advocacy organization within the Episcopal Church.
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