Q&A

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marches in a line of men with arms linked during the March on Washington. August 1963. (AP Photo)
March 30, 2012 | Q&A

Author Peter Dreier explains some of his selections for 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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March 26, 2012 | Q&A

Former insurance industry executive Wendell Potter says the Affordable Care Act can — and should — survive the high court’s review. Continue reading

A satellite image shows a suspected nuclear enrichment facility under construction inside a mountain located north of Qom, Iran. September 2009. (AP/DigitalGlobe)
March 23, 2012 | Q&A

A seasoned journalist explains the differences between the lead-up to war in Iraq and the current situation with Iran. Continue reading

Traders work in the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. March 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 19, 2012 | Q&A
Economist Simon Johnson talks about 'weak' stress tests, the Volcker Rule and a certain resignation letter
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March 14, 2012 | Q&A

Frances Fox Piven explains why we shouldn’t blame poverty on the poor, and how she was targeted by the right. Continue reading

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March 2, 2012 | Q&A

Salon‘s Natasha Lennard says Occupy is coming back with a strong second act. Continue reading

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February 24, 2012 | Q&A

Academy Award nominee Danfung Dennis explains how new technology is changing the way we can share important truths. Continue reading

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February 24, 2012 | Q&A

Jon Palfreman, producer of Frontline‘s “The Vaccine War”, shares what he discovered and how it applies to the current debate. Continue reading

Engraving of the Four Freedoms at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo: WikiCommons
February 17, 2012 | Q&A

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg reveals the subtext behind words like “job creators” and “one percent”. Continue reading

A 350.org protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in 2011.
February 13, 2012 | Q&A

Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben on his campaign against the Keystone oil pipeline. Continue reading

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February 6, 2012 | Q&A

Veteran bank regulator Bill Black assesses the efficacy of ongoing investigations into the financial crisis. Continue reading

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January 30, 2012 | Q&A

GLSEN’s Eliza Byard explains the ideas behind an effort to fight name-calling and bullying in schools. Continue reading

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January 20, 2012 | Q&A

The Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller on Super PACs, campaign finance transparency, and the value of new journalistic technology. Continue reading

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January 10, 2012 | Q&A
The editors of Mother Jones talk about the obscure, complex ways in which money influences politics in a post-Citizens United world.
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