Our guest this week is Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Congresswoman for the 9th district of Illinois. Rep. Schakowsky currently serves in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip and as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. On that Committee, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and as a member of the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Schakowsky was recently named the Chairwoman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Our guest this week is Thomas Frank, the author of What's the Matter with Kansas? and One Market Under God. The founding editor of The Baffler and a contributing editor at Harper's, he is also The Wall Street Journal's newest weekly columnist. He has received a Lannan award and been a guest columnist for The New York Times.
Our guest this week is Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. We will be talking about economics and recent developments in Latin America.
Our guest this week is John Wilson. The author of "President Barack Obama: A More Perfect Union" (Paradigm Publishers, 2009) his previous book was "Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies" (Paradigm Publishers, 2008). Wilson is editor of Illinois Academe, the newspaper of the Illinois AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and was a founder of the Indy newspaper at Illinois State University.