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Chris Hedges: currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.

Dr. Les Roberts: author of 23 novels, close to a dozen short stories, eight screenplays and countless newspaper articles and reviews. check him out at

Eric Umansky: wrote Slate’s “Today’s Paper’s” feature from 2001 through 2006. He then received a Gordon Grey fellowship from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He now writes for

Margaret Dooley-Samulli: deputy campaign manager for the Yes on Prop 5 campaign.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

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Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.