Our Staff and Contributors

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Former Senator Byron Dorgan — former junior United States Senator from North Dakota, a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, the North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party. He is now a senior policy advisor for a Washington, DC law firm.

Dan Merica — political cartoonist and commentator

Danny Schechter — author, producer, blogger, two-time Emmy winner and media critic. He worked as Producer for ABC’s 20/20 for eight years and has directed multiple television specials and films.

Former Senator Ernest F. Hollings — served as a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005, as Governor of South Carolina (1959-1963) and Lt. Governor (1955-1959)

Jack Davis — former congressional candidate for New York’s 26th district

Kenneth N. Davis Jr. — former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce/International. Before that he was the VP CFO at IBM. Mr. Davis worked for 15 years in investment banking at Bentley Associates, L.P. in NY. Currently, he is the President of Economic Strategy Associates, Inc., Stamford, CT serving business, government, and labor especially on U.S. trade policy issues and U.S. national trade policy.

Patrick Buchanan — commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician, and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior adviser to American presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN’s Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996 and ran on the Reform Party ticket in the 2000 presidential election. He co-founded The American Conservative magazine and launched a paleoconservative foundation named The American Cause.

Pat Choate — economist, author and the 1996 Reform Party candidate for vice president, running-mate of H. Ross Perot

Paul Craig Roberts — a nationally syndicated columnist and economist, served as an assistant editor and columnist of  The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He was also the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for the Reagan Administration.

Perry L. Weed — attorney, economist and author

Richard C. Cook — author and former U.S. federal government analyst, whose career included service with the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Carter White House, NASA, and the U.S. Treasury Department

Robert B. Reich — Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations.” His latest, “Beyond Outrage,” is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, “Inequality for All,” is now available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD, and On Demand.

Thom Hartmann  radio host, author, and liberal political commentator. He is a lay scholar of the history and textual analysis of the United States Constitution, electronic voting fraud, and environmental issues like global warming

W. Raymond Mills — Ph.D., sociology, University of Michigan ’58, taught at Ohio State for 23 years in the Department of City and Regional Planning

Economy In Crisis Staff

Thomas Heffner — Publisher/Founder

E. David Ferriman — Director of Digital Communications. B.S., Digital Communications, Franklin University

Paola Casale — Outreach Coordinator. B.A., Broadcast Communications, Otterbein University

Nicole Wellesley — Social Media Strategist/Marketing

Patrick Kellen — Staff Writer

James Moreland — Staff Writer

Margaret Elkis — Research and Analyst/Staff Writer

John Olen — Staff Writer

Daniel Mills — Research and Analyst/Staff Writer

Ruth Patterson — Staff Writer

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