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As’ad AbuKhalil – Lebanese-American professor of Middle East studies who ran the popular Angry Arab blog.  With a vast knowledge of Middle East and Arab history, As’ad provides a special insight into the troubled region and especially Washington’s role in it.


Lee Camp –  A popular, political comedian who is seen on his regular television show “Redacted Tonight,” Lee brings humor to the maddening situations we are trying to find a way out of.


Pepe Escobar – Globetrotting veteran Brazilian journalist with a special focus on the geo-strategy of Asia in an era of declining U.S. dominance.


John Kiriakou – A former CIA agent who was punished for blowing the whistle on the agency’s illegal torture program, John has become a leading commentator on the underbelly of Washington politics. We are happy to publish his original columns twice a month.


Patrick Lawrence –  A former Asia editor of the International Herald Tribune, Patrick has been widely published in, The New Yorker magazine, The Independent, The Nation and now regularly on Consortium News.


Ray McGovern – A former CIA analyst specialized on the Soviet Union and Russia, as well as a daily Oval Office briefer of two presidents and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), Ray brings us his original insights into the shady world of politicized intelligence. 



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