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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston ("Fiscal Therapy") is the author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You With the Bill).
New York Times Magazine editor Paul Tough ("Man With the Plan") is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America.
Karen Greenberg ("The People vs. Dick Cheney") runs nyu's Center on Law and Security and is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, out this spring. Roberto Parada has illustrated for National Review, Time, and Playgirl. Jonathan Schwarz ("If Congress Doesn't, Who Will?") has freelanced for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.
Economist and contributing writer James K. Galbraith ("Stimulus Is for Suckers") teaches at UT-Austin and is the author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too.
Chicago-based photographer Jon Lowenstein ("Dreams From My Father") stuffs all the Polaroid film he can find into his freezer. Jerald Walker teaches English at Bridgewater State College; he's at work on a memoir about growing up on the South Side of Chicago.
Cover illustrator Dale Stephanos' work has appeared in Mad and the Wall Street Journal. He once painted a poster for Aerosmith to honor guitarist Joe Perry's 50th birthday.
MoJo's environmental correspondent Julia Whitty ("Listen to the Lionfish") won a 2008 pen usa Literary Award for her book The Fragile Edge.
Dean Starkman ("Buying the Bull") covers the business press for the Columbia Journalism Review.
Contributing writer Tim Dickinson ("Shift + Control") writes Rolling Stone's National Affairs blog.