Republican Accountability Project, Director
American national security official who worked on national security and homeland security issues at the National Counterterrorism Center, the United States Department of Energy Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, and the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis. She now serves as Director of the Republican Accountability Project.
Capitol Police Officer
Since 2009 Officer Dunn has been a member of the US Capitol Police's First Responder Unit. On January 6th, 2021 Officer Dunn was protecting the Capitol from the failed insurrection that took place during the certification of the Presidential election.
Host of Suburban Women Problem
Rachel Vindman was thrust into the national spotlight after her husband, Alexander, blew the whistle on President Donald Trump's alleged abuses of power. In her new podcast, Vindman talks about her breakup with the Republican Party -- and a larger trend of suburban women following suit.
Former Congressman, Presidential Candidate
American politician, conservative talk radio host, former social worker, and former 2020 Republican presidential candidate who served one term in the United States House of Representatives representing Illinois's 8th congressional district.
Washington Post, National Correspondent
Olivier Knox is National Political Correspondent and Anchor of The Daily 202. He previously hosted a national SiriusXM show focused on politics and policy.
CNN Contributor, Author
Amanda Carpenter is a CNN Contributor, an American author, political advisor, and speechwriter. She is a former senior staffer to Senators Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz.
Deputy editorial page editor and columnist covering national politics
Karen Tumulty is a political columnist for The Washington Post. Before joining the Post, Tumulty wrote for Time from October 1994 to April 2010. She was a Congressional Correspondent, as well as the National Political Correspondent based in Washington D.C. for the magazine.
Assistant Professor Religious Studies Department - St. Lawrence University
Damon Berry is a professor of religious studies at St. Lawrence University and specializes in religion in the United States. He has published in the Journal of Hate Studies, Religion & Politics, and Nova Religio. He is the author of Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism (2017) and Christianity & The Alt-Right: Exploring the Relationship (2021). He is currently working on a book on the New Apostolic Reformation and evangelical support for Donald Trump for Bloomsbury.
Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies
George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. From 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Weigel was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he led a wide-ranging, ecumenical and inter-religious program of research and publication on foreign and domestic policy issues.
Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies
Timothy G. Gombis is professor of New Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed, The Drama of Ephesians: Participating in the Triumph of God, and a commentary on Mark's Gospel in the Story of God Bible Commentary series
VILAS DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AND SORENSON PROFESSOR
Rick Lindroth is a Distinguished Professor of ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During 2010-16, he also served as an Associate Dean for Research at UW-Madison. He is a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Much of his research has focused on the impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems.
Professor @ Calvin University, Author
Kristin Kobes Du Mez
Professor of history at Calvin University. Her research interests include the intersection of religion, gender, and politics in American history. She is author of A New Gospel for Women: Katharine Bushnell and the Challenge of Christian Feminism (2015) and Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (2020).
White House Reporter, Wall Street Journal
MICHAEL C. BENDER is the senior White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal whose coverage of President Trump has been recognized for its deep sourcing, balance, and valuable behind-the-scenes portraits of Trump's administration and presidential campaigns.
Editorial Director, Votebeat.Org
Journalist from Texas who is the editorial director of Votebeat, a nonprofit newsroom and Chalkbeat spin-off which devotes itself to election reporting. Jessica also covered voting rights and election administration for ProPublica. She was the lead reporter for ProPublica’s Electionland project, which helps hundreds of newsrooms across the United States cover ballot access issues in real time.
Theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author.
Greg passionately believes that faith and reason are not mutually exclusive, but that the mind and heart were made for congruity. He boldly defends a Christian faith that embraces science, rejects religion, transcends politics and nationalism, and that calls for a radical, socially engaged form of discipleship defined by the self-sacrificial love of the Cross.
Author, Anti-Abortion Activist
Abby Johnson is an American anti-abortion activist who previously worked at Planned Parenthood as a clinic director, but resigned in October 2009. She states that she resigned after watching an abortion on ultrasound. A feature motion picture film was created to portray her experience.
Director, Border and Cartel Chronicles Projects, Breitbart
Investigative journalism designed to expose corruption and the cartels along the southern border by using local journalist and protecting their identities.
Professor of Global health, Russia, Ukraine, and other parts of Eurasia at VCU
Judyth Twigg, Ph.D.
Judy Twigg is a professor of political science at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses on global health, international political economy, and Russian politics. She is also a senior associate with the Global Health Policy Center and Russia & Eurasia Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; consultant for the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and the Office of Evaluation and Oversight of the Inter-American Development Bank; adjunct professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University;
Research and Advocacy Coordinator at Chinese Human Rights Defenders
Advocacy Coordinator at Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), where he carries out research regarding a wide array of human rights concerns impacting human rights defenders in China. Previously, Nee worked as a Business and Human Rights Analyst and China Researcher at Amnesty International, where he researched human rights abuses caused by multinational companies and focused on freedom of expression, censorship, criminal justice developments, and the death penalty in China.
Host of Saving Elephants Podcast
Josh Lewis is a CPA who lives in Tulsa and works for the Oklahoma State Auditor's Office*. A former candidate for City Auditor with over a decade of experience in auditing governments, Josh has a unique and practical perspective as an outside observer of politics put into practice. His podcast is focused on conservatism for millennials.
Christian activist and author who is a leading figure in the New Monasticism movement and one of the founding members of the non-profit organization, The Simple Way talks about the death penalty from the Christian perspective
Author, Journalist, QAnon Expert
MIKE ROTHSCHILD is a journalist, author, and the foremost expert in this ever-changing QAnon conspiracy theory. He is a contributing writer for the Daily Dot, where he explores the intersections between internet culture and politics through the lens of conspiracy theories. As a subject matter expert in the field of fringe beliefs, Mike has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and Yahoo - among many others.
President & Editor-in-Chief of Word&Way
Brian is the author of four books on religion and politics: Vote Your Conscience: Party Must Not Trump Principles (2016), Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action (2015), Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics (2011) and For God’s Sake, Shut Up! (2007). Brian serves as the Generational Engagement Team Leader for Churchnet and Contributing Editor for Ethics Daily.
Journalist, Host on SiriusXM
Julie Mason is a journalist and the host of "Julie Mason Mornings" and past host of "The Press Pool" on SiriusXM radio's POTUS channel.
Professor, Southern Baptist Theological Seminar
Thomas R. Schreiner, Ph.D.
Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15; Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology.
K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy
Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has done post-doctoral research in evolutionary ecology at Brown University and is currently K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at City College and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, and the nature of pseudoscience.
Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama and Project Director of Uncivil Religion.
Michael J. Altman, Ph.D.
Michael J. Altman received his Ph.D. in American Religious Cultures from Emory University. His areas of interest are American religious history, colonialism, theory and method in the study of religion, and Asian religions in American culture. Trained in the field of American religious cultures, he is interested in the ways religion is constructed through difference, conflict, and contact.
Consulting scholar at the National Museum of American History’s Center for the Understanding of Religion in American History and Project Director of Uncivil Religion.
A scholar in residence at American University and a Berkley Center research fellow, specializes in modern Western religious thought, political theory, and church/state issues. He is currently working on a project on American civil religion and its discontents. From 2016 to 2017, he was the American Academy of Religion/Luce Fellow and senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State's Office of Religion and Global Affairs.
Investment Advisor & Entrepreneurship Professor
Mr. Fickett is a co-founder of Open Trellis, and the RVA Works initiative in Richmond, Virginia. He holds overall responsibility for the organization’s pursuit of its mission to help more people become business owners. Through the support of over 50 program sponsors and volunteers, Open Trellis provides education, technology, capital and consulting.
Fickett has previously worked in Capital Markets and Transactions Banking during his tenure with Accenture.
Fellow for Religion and Faith at American Progress
His work focuses on a wide range of issues related to the role of religion in American public life, including promoting a progressive vision of religious liberty that champions LGBTQ rights and amplifying how faith communities empower social and economic justice.
Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary.
Dr. Nijay Gupta
Dr. Gupta is a leading scholar in the field of New Testament studies and a prolific author of many books and articles, including the recent important study Paul and the Language of Faith.
West Virginia University’s chief health officer
Dr. Clay Marsh
As WVU’s vice president for health sciences, he oversees five health sciences schools and three health campuses, and serves on the governing boards that determine policy and priorities for WVU Medicine and its component organizations. In addition, as executive dean, he is the leader of the WVU School of Medicine, and is charge of West Virginia's Covid response.
Communications Director, C-SPAN
Howard Mortman is communications director for C-SPAN, the public service providing television coverage of the U.S. Congress. A veteran of Washington, DC, media organizations, he has observed Congress from positions at MSNBC, National Journal’s Hotline, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and New Media Strategies. Howard Mortman's first book was just published: "When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill."
COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinator, Virginia
Dr. Danny Avula
Director of the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Departments. He is a public health physician board certified in pediatrics and preventive medicine, and he continues to practice clinically as a pediatric hospitalist. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he attended the VCU School of Medicine, and completed residencies at VCU and Johns Hopkins University, where he also received a Master’s in Public Health. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at VCU, where he regularly serves as an advisor and preceptor to graduate and medical students.
Director, Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and Professor of Religion in Public Life
He is Professor of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, where he also serves as the Director the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life. In addition, Silk is a Contributing Editor of the Religion News Service, specializing in Spiritual Politics.
Professor Emeritus, Candler School of Theology
Luke Timothy Johnson
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson is Candler School of Theology’s Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus, Emory’s most distinguished endowed chair.His research concerns the literary, moral and religious dimensions of the New Testament, including the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts of early Christianity (particularly moral discourse), Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Letters, and the Letter of James.
Talkin' Politics & Religion Without Killin' Each Other
Corey Nathan & Jessica Stone
Your home for engaging conversations about the topics that matter most in our culture. If you love nuance; if you want to better understand different points of view; if you're tired of the screamers taking all the oxygen out of the room; if you'll enjoy edifying, provocative and fun conversations among high profile public figures and regular folks
Professor, UC Berkeley
Ian Haney Lopez
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at UC Berkeley and teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era, his current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions in society and growing wealth inequality in the United States. In Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class (2014), Haney López detailed the fifty-year history of how politicians exploit racial pandering to fracture social solidarity and ultimately to convince many voters to support rule by the rich.
Former Assistant Attorney General, New York
Tristan’s work includes successes in some of the most high-profile legal matters of the century – including the prosecution of Trump University (leading to a $25 million settlement), the Broadcom v. Qualcomm patent litigation (the largest in US history at the time, with a $1.2 billion victory for Broadcom), and landmark deals with Chase, Wells Fargo, and Walmart, among others.
Founder of New Discourses
Dr. James Lindsay
James Stephen Lindsay, known professionally as James A. Lindsay, is an American mathematician, author, and cultural critic. He is known for his involvement in the grievance studies affair with Peter Boghossian and Helen Pluckrose, with the latter of whom he co-authored the nonfiction book Cynical Theories.
Creative Director, The Babylon Bee
Ethan Nicolle is the Creative Director for the Babylon Bee and is an American comic book creator, artist, and writer. He created the Slave Labor Graphics comic Chumble Spuzz which has been released as two graphic novels so far.
Professor, Yale University
Daniel Martinez HoSang is Associate Professor of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. He is author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California and coauthor of Producers, Patriots, and Parasites: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity.
Biblical Scholar, Author
Dr. Tremper Longman, III
Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. Hear his thoughts on a wide range of subjects about faith and its role in politics
Professor, Richmond School of Law
Professor Lain is a constitutional law scholar who writes about the influence of extralegal norms on Supreme Court decisionmaking, with a particular focus on the field of capital punishment.
Senior Investigative Reporter, Law & Crime
Law&Crime's senior investigative reporter and editor Adam Klasfeld has spent more than a decade on the legal beat. Previously a reporter for Courthouse News, he has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, BBC, NPR, PBS, Sky News, and other networks.
Fmr. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at Department of Homeland Security
Paul Rosenzweig works on legal and policy issues related to cybersecurity, homeland security, national security, and tech policy, including the intersection of privacy and security. Previously, he was deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In an earlier life, he was a Senior Counsel on the Whitewater investigation of President Clinton.
Disinformation Expert, IREX
Senior Technical Expert
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Civil Society, Media. Tara discusses her expertise in disinformation and how it applies in today's current climate
Historian, Author, Journalist
American historian and journalist who has garnered recognition for his chronicles of the 1960s and 1970s, and the American conservative movement talks about his new book Reaganland.
Global Lead for Media & Information Literacy, IREX
Global Lead for Media and Information Literacy Initiatives in Europe & Eurasia, Ukraine for IREX. Katya discusses her work fighting disinformation in Ukraine.
Author, Research Analyst
Author, journalist, and research analyst Ross discusses his new book Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold.
Professor, University of Maryland
Richard Bell, Ph.D
Associate Professor of History at University of Maryland, College Park. They discuss slavery from its beginning in the colonies to its modern day manifestations in the U.S. and the role religion played in both its rise and demise
CEO of QuietPro Tactial
Retired US Army Military/Green Beret / CEO & Principal Instructor for Quiet Pro Tactical. Juan provides his thoughts about George Floyd, General Mattis' stark critique of the president, and Colin Kaepernick's kneeling.
Professor of Law, University of Nebraska
Earl Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law, Nebraska College of Law. Provides his take on the role of the Supreme Court with the Election.
Political activist and host of the 'Wondering As Parents' Podcast. Candice provides her thoughts about the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Managing Director of Determinant
Founder and Managing Director of Determinant, LLC. He offers his insight into the issues of the week surrounding racial tensions in the country.
Dean of Communications, Biola University
Dr. Joy Qualls
Associate Professor and Dean of Communication Studies at Biola University. Her research focuses on religious and political rhetoric.
Professor of Philosophy, College of the Holy Cross
Lawrence Cahoone, Ph. D.
Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. They talk through religious freedom, fascism, ANTIFA, and communism in America