Hendrik Hertzberg was a New Yorker "Talk of the Town" reporter from 1969 to 1977, before moving to Washington, where he served as a speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter and as the editor of The New Republic. He returned to The New Yorker in 1992 as an editor and writer and is the principal contributor to the "Comment" section of the magazine. His book, Politics: Observations & Arguments, was recently published in paperback.
Michael W. McCann is the Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship at the University of Washington, and specializes in public law and American politics. His books include Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization and Distorting the Law: Politics, Media, and the Litigation Crisis.
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