Jay Ackroyd

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Live & lively. Informal & informed conversations about politics, policy, economics, media, science and more. Sundays feature a panel of prominent members of the liberal blogosphere. Wednesdays dedicated to science, authors and practitioners with hosts Alan Boyle, Tom Levenson and Jennifer Ouelette. Thursdays, Jay Ackroyd talks public affairs, mostly with authors, mostly about progressive issues. , presented simultaneously through the 3-D Second Life communications platform.

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Marcy is the archetype of the blogger journalist, breaking and developing a variety of stories ranging from the Scooter Libby trial, the use of torture by US forces in the Middle East and the Toyota product scandal. She blogs as as part of the... more

CoT is the producer of the Bobblespeak Translations, hilarious and frighteningly accurate interpretations of the Sabbath Gasbags. Watertiger is a writer, blogger and comedian who worries about John McCain.

University of Michigan Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Juan Cole will join us to discuss Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Juan is a highly regarded expert on the region, author of several books. He blogs at Informed Comment.

Anya is the author of DIY U, ("Do it yourself university," a book that describes the future of American higher education in a world governed by a fast changing media and information environment.

Big news this week is, yet again, what was supposed to be evidence for a repeat of a 1994 GOP sweep of the Hill turned out not to be. Avedon and I will mock the excuses,then discuss reasonably seriously the role of incumbency in this mini... more

Olivier is Congressional Correspondent for Agence France-Presse, the French wire service. He twitters, wittily, as OKnox. We will talk about the latest kerfluffle on the Hill (to be determined by what is happening at the time). And we will... more

Marcy blogs at emptywheel.firedoglake.com. Joan McCarter is a front page blogger at DailyKos. The gusher in the Gulf and SCOTUS nominee Kagan are likely to be topics, although Tapper's This Week Roundtable, which has some... more

Jon is an innovative member of the Republican party, who is looking to the future of the party and the nation. He is a founder of The Next Right where he also blogs. Cliff Schecter is an outspoken liberal, a campaign consultant from Ohio,... more

Clammyc and CS Kendrick review the political and practical news of the week.

Jeffrey Feldman is the author of Framing the Debate (Ig Publishing, 2007), Outright Barbarous (Ig Publishing, 2008), and Founder of the influential blog on politics and language called Frameshop (frameshopisopen.com), which... more
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