Doyle McManus, an award-winning journalist, and former head of the Los Angeles Times Washington bureau, now writes a weekly op-ed column for the paper. He has covered national and international affairs for more than 30 years.
Barton Gellman is a special projects reporter at the Washington Post. His Cheney series, with partner Jo Becker, won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gellman is the author of Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Current Interest.
Tom Hayden is the author of several books including Writings for a Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader. He teaches sociology at Pitzer College in the Claremont Colleges, and his forthcoming book, The Long Sixties, From 1960 to Barack Obama was published in August.
Jane Mayer is a political writer for the New Yorker. Prior to that, she was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where she was a White House correspondent. Her latest book, The Dark Side, is a finalist for the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Current Interest.