Laura Flanders

Former Air America Radio host, Laura Flanders is the host and founder of GRITtv with Laura Flanders, a daily talk show for people who want to do more than talk. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007.)  She also writes for The Nation and The Huffington Post and is a regular contributor to MSNBC (“The Ed Show” and “Countdown” with Keith Olbermann.) She has appeared on shows from “Real Time” with Bill Maher to Bill O’Reilly’s “Factor.”

Sean Fogler

Dr. Sean Fogler is living in long-term recovery and co-founded the public-health organization Elevyst.

Gregory Foster

Gregory D. Foster is a professor at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., a West Point graduate, and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.

Jill Andresky Fraser

Jill Andresky Fraser is the creator of, and “Whiner-in-Chief” at,, a website where people share their experiences, emotions, strategies, and attitudes about life during the economic downturn. A longtime financial journalist, she is the author of White-Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America. To catch a TomDispatch audio interview in which Fraser discusses why a sizeable minority of Americans seems immunized to the idea that anything bad could happen to them, click here.

Joshua Freeman

Joshua B. Freeman teaches history at the City University of New York.  He is currently completing a history of the United States since World War II as part of the Penguin History of the U.S.

Ben Freeman

Ben Freeman, a TomDispatch regular, is a research fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and the author of a forthcoming report on Pentagon contractor funding of think tanks.