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

  • November 28, 2012 | Q&A
    What can we learn about Congress on the playground? Can our representatives work together — or do they need a giant time out?
  • November 9, 2012 | Q&A

    Nick Nyhart, CEO of Public Campaign, argues we need to “get the small money in, and the big money out” of our campaign finance system. Continue reading

  • October 31, 2012 | Q&A

    The Nation‘s Greg Kaufmann describes America’s poverty problem, how it’s being ignored, and what everyone should be doing about it. Continue reading

  • October 11, 2012 | Q&A

    Steve Rendall of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting explains why poverty “doesn’t register with journalists.” Continue reading

  • October 5, 2012 | Q&A

    With more Latinos expected to vote this year than ever before, pollster Sylvia Manzano explains what might drive their decisions. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2012 | Q&A

    Richard Hasen, author of the Election Law Blog, discusses truths and exaggerations on both sides of the voting rights debate. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2012 | Q&A

    How a pro-life political action group appropriated the name of the famous women’s rights leader. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2012 | Q&A

    Moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt offers his take on morality vs. strategy in the voting booth. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2012 | Q&A

    The Sunlight Foundation’s Liz Bartolomeo talks about the dark money dealers who hosted Tampa’s velvet rope events. Continue reading

  • August 24, 2012 | Q&A

    Mattea Kramer, author of A People’s Guide to The Federal Budget, analyzes recent budget proposals and the federal budget process itself. Continue reading