Jane Mayer: Staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into the War on American Ideals, and Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.
Author of The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, and two other books, Jon worked as a columnist and national political correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. His columns have appeared in The New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, New York Daily News, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and his articles have been published in Esquire, the New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, and The American Prospect.
David Moats was editorial page editor for the Rutland Herald for 25 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2001. He is also the author of Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage, published by Harcourt in 2004. He moved from California to Vermont in 1975 and has worked as an editor at Vermont newspapers since 1976.
Before his tenure as executive director of the ACLU of Vermont from 2004 to 2016, Allen worked in journalism, as a reporter and then city editor at the Rutland Herald and as assistant editor of the Sunday Herald-Times Argus. For 14 years he was a principal in PressKit of Montpelier, a communications and public policy research firm. Gilbert has also been a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.