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- Wayne Fields professor of English and director of American culture studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
- Bill Ballenger editor of Inside Michigan Politics
- Lee Cullum author and columnist for the Dallas Morning News
- Elizabeth Drew journalist and author of The Corruption of American Politics (Overlook Press)
- Deborah Tannen author of many books and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
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