Q&A

Q&A features interviews with writers, economists, social scientists, activists and other big thinkers with important perspectives on issues affecting our democracy.

  • June 5, 2013

    The CEO of Wider Opportunities for Women talks about challenges and opportunities for states to crucially improve the economic security of their residents. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2013 | Q&A

    The director of the Center for Science and Democracy says scientific research is a core part of our democracy that is under threat from corporations and sequestration cuts. Dr. Andrew Rosenberg, the Center’s director, explains how industry manipulates and undermines scientific research, and the challenges scientists face in the digital age. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2013 | Q&A

    Robert Greenwald’s new film “War on Whistleblowers” tells the story of four Americans who each paid a heavy price for exposing abuses of power. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2013 | Q&A
    Professor Gabriella Coleman answers our questions about Anonymous, hackers, civil disobedience and the future of protest in cyberspace.
  • April 23, 2013 | Eye on ALEC

    Several recent reports on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, reveal more about the funding of the meetings between state legislators and corporate lobbyists — and what’s on the agenda. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2013 | Q&A

    Joel Berg of the Coalition Against Hunger explains what it means to be “food insecure” and how we can fight hunger in America. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2013 | Q&A

    We talk with the filmmakers of Shift Change about the value of American worker cooperatives and what other workplaces can learn from them. Continue reading

  • March 22, 2013 | Q&A

    Economist Simon Johnson says implementation of the act’s reforms is “painfully slow” and that our financial system remains at risk. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013 | Q&A

    Author Alex Steffen explains the technology and design innovations that could “transform our cities into low-carbon engines of prosperity.” Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013 | Q&A
    Sunlight Foundation Executive Director Ellen Miller updates us on what's on the horizon in terms of government transparency and open data.