• Best of 2014: T. Boone Pickens – Rebecca Costa

    Best of 2014: T. Boone Pickens – Rebecca Costa

    T. Boone Pickens is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. Among his many accolades, Financial World named him CEO of the Decade in 1989 and Oil and Gas Investor listed…

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  • John Ross – Rebecca Costa

    John Ross – Rebecca Costa

    John F. Ross is an award winning author and active adventurer. He was formerly the editor of American Heritage and Invention & Technology magazines as well as having served on the Board of Editors of Smithsonian Magazine where he wrote four cover stories. Ross has traveled on assignment all over…

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  • Daniel Ellsberg

    Daniel Ellsberg

    Daniel Ellsberg is an activist and former United States military analyst who is most well known for his studies on what is known as the Ellsberg paradox as well as his involvement with the Pentagon Papers. In 1967 Ellsberg worked on the top secret McNamara study of U.S. decision-making in…

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  • Trent Lott – Rebecca Costa

    Trent Lott – Rebecca Costa

    Chester Trent Lott Sr. is a former United States Senator from Mississippi who served in numerous leadership positions in both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. After getting his start in politics as an administrative assistant, Lott ran successfully for the U.S. Senate in 1988. He then…

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  • Dan Rather – Rebecca Costa

    Dan Rather – Rebecca Costa

    Daniel Irvin Rather is an American journalist and former news anchor for the CBS Evening News. He is also noted for his contributions to CBS's 60 Minutes. Rather has reported on several prominent events in United States history including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Watergate. After 24…

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  • Trita Parsi – Rebecca Costa

    Trita Parsi – Rebecca Costa

    Trita Parsi is the founder and current president of the National Iranian American Council, professor, and a successful award-winning author. His book Treacherous Alliance won the $200,000 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order in 2010 as well as the Council of Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Award in 2008. Earlier…

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  • Ivo Daalder – Rebecca Costa

    Ivo Daalder – Rebecca Costa

    Ivo H. Daalder is currently the President of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to this, he was appointed United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary by President Barack Obama in May 2009.…

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  • Alan Dershowitz – Rebecca Costa

    Alan Dershowitz – Rebecca Costa

    Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer, jurist, accomplished author, and political commentator. He graduated from Yale Law School and went on to serve as clerk for the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur Goldberg.…

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  • Robert “Bud” McFarlane – Rebecca Costa

    Robert “Bud” McFarlane – Rebecca Costa

    Robert Carl “Bud” McFarlane was the National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, serving from 1983 to 1985. McFarlane made the decision to resign in December of 1985 and roughly a year later in 1986, the Iran-Contra affair was exposed. McFarlane pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of withholding information…

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  • Christine Todd Whitman – Rebecca Costa

    Christine Todd Whitman – Rebecca Costa

    Christine Todd Whitman is an American politician and author who served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001 and was the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Bush administration from 2001 to 2003. Whitman is first, and up to this point, the only female…

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