Our Staff and Contributors
Senator Byron Dorgan — junior United States Senator from North Dakota, a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, the North Dakota affiliate of the Democratic Party. In the Senate, he is Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee and chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs.
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
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
Patrick Kellen — Staff Writer
James Moreland — Staff Writer
Margaret Elkis — Research and Analyst/Staff Writer
Peter Crawford — Staff Writer/Video Blogger, B.A., Journalism, The Ohio State University
John Olen — Staff Writer
Daniel Mills– Research and Analyst/Staff Writer
Ruth Patterson– Staff Writer
Nicole Wellesley — Social Media Strategist/Marketing