A couple thousand "nobles sauvages" and nerdy savants from across the republic are letting loose this weekend.
Ruth Conniff is the editor of The Progressive Magazine. A Madison native, she came to work at the magazine under Erwin Knoll in 1992, opened The Progressive’s Washington, DC, office in 1997, and took over the editorship from Matthew Rothschild in 2013. Conniff has done award-winning reporting on state and national politics, social policy, and women’s sports. She appears frequently on many radio and television programs, and is a regular on the Ed Show on MSNBC.
Amitabh Pal is managing editor of The Progressive and the editor of the Progressive Media Project. He has interviewed the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, and Joseph Stiglitz for the magazine. His op-eds have been published in newspapers such as the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Toronto Star, the Miami Herald, and the Houston Chronicle. He is the author of 'Islam Means Peace': Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today (Praeger).
Bill Lueders is associate editor of The Progressive and author of An Enemy of the State, the biography of late Progressive editor Erwin Knoll. Lueders was news editor at Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly, for twenty-five years, and has won dozens of state and national awards. In 2011 he moved to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, where he became one of Wisconsin’s leading investigative reporters, regularly breaking big stories and writing a weekly column that ran in newspapers all over the state. In 2015 he joined the staff of The Progressive.
Will Durst is an award-winning, nationally acclaimed political comic. Visit willdurst.com for information about BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG, the documentary film 3 Still Standing, and future personal appearances.
Kate Clinton is a humorist who writes every other month for The Progressive. Check out her weekly Vlog.
Jim Hightower produces The Hightower Lowdown newsletter and is the author, with Susan DeMarco, of Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow.
Dave Zirin is the host of Sirius XM Radio’s popular weekly show Edge of Sports Radio and the sports editor for The Nation. His latest book is Brazil’s Dance With the Devil.
Mark Fiore is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning cartoonist based in San Francisco, where his work has been featured on the San Francisco Chronicle’s web site, SFGate.com, for over ten years. His work has also appeared on Newsweek.com, Slate.com, CBSNews.com, MotherJones.com and NPR’s web site. Fiore’s political animation has been featured on CNN, Frontline, BillMoyers.com, Salon.com and cable and broadcast outlets across the globe.
Rebecca Kemble is a writer and state news reporter for The Progressive. She is also the president of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the president of CICOPA North America. She is a member of Union Cab Cooperative and is a founding member, writer, and editor in the Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative.
Jud Lounsbury is a political reporter based in Madison, Wisconsin. Previously, Lounsbury served as a press secretary for several politicians and organizations, including Russ Feingold, Tom Harkin, and Al Gore's Iowa campaign.
Moustafa Bayoumi, a professor of English at Brooklyn College, is author of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror, forthcoming from NYU Press.
David A. Love
David A. Love is a freelance writer and human rights advocate based in Philadelphia.
Clarence Lusane is a professor of political science and international relations at American University and the author of several books, including The Black History of the White House (City Lights Books).
Fred McKissack Jr.
Fred McKissack Jr. is a writer, editor, and longtime contributor to the Progressive Media Project. He currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Ed Morales is a contributor to The Nation and Rolling Stone and a contributing editor at NACLA Report on the Americas. He teaches at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and is the author of Living in Spanglish.
Angie Trudell Vasquez
Angie Trudell Vasquez is a Milwaukee-based poet and activist.