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  • Jon Wiener

    Jon Wiener is host and producer of “Start Making Sense,” The Nation’s weekly podcast. He’s an emeritus professor of US history at UC Irvine, and his most recent book is How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America. He sued the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act for its files on John Lennon. With the help of the ACLU of Southern California, Wiener v. FBI went all the way...
    Contributing Editor

  • Praful Bidwai

    Praful Bidwai, a longtime Nation contributor, is a New Delhi-based columnist for twenty-five South Asian newspapers; a social science researcher; a fellow at the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam; and an activist on issues of peace, secularism and human rights. He can be reached at

  • William Greider

    William Greider, a prominent political journalist and author, has been a reporter for more than 35 years for newspapers, magazines and television. Over the past two decades, he has persistently challenged mainstream thinking on economics. For 17 years Greider was the nationa-affairs editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where his investigation of the defense establishment began. He is a former a...
    National Affairs Correspondent

  • John Nichols

    John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madis...
    National Affairs Correspondent

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  • Greg Mitchell

    Greg Mitchell writes a daily blog for The Nation focusing on media, politics and culture. He is the former editor of Editor & Publisher and author of thirteen books. His latest book, on the 2012 Obama-Romney race, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape. His other books include Atomic Cover-Up, The Campaign of the Century (winner of the Goldsmith Book Prize), two books related to WikiLeaks and a pai...

  • Ari Melber

    Ari Melber is The Nation's Net movement correspondent, covering politics, law, public policy and new media, and a regular contributor to the magazine's blog. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Contact Ari: on Facebook, on Tw...

  • Calvin Trillin

    Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House’s Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme, is The Nation’s “deadline poet.” He has been acclaimed in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. As someone who has published solidly reported pieces in The New Yorker for 40 years, he has been called “perhaps the finest reporter in America.” His wry commentary on the America...
    Verse Columnist

  • Melissa Harris-Perry

    Melissa Harris-Perry is the Presidential Endowed Chair in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University. There she is the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is the host of Melissa Harris-Perry, which broadcasts live on MSNBC on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to N...
    Contributing Editor

  • Gary Younge

    Gary Younge is an Alfred Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute, columnist for The Guardian, broadcaster, and the author of, most recently, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Haymarket). His next book, Another Day in the Death of America, will be published by Nation Books in October 2016. He writes the "Beneath the Radar" column for The Nation.