Matt Lewis

Columnist, political commentator and author Matt Lewis discusses the 2016 election and what it means to be conservative in today’s America.

Matt Lewis is a senior columnist at The Daily Beast and a CNN political commentator. Lewis has written for GQ, The Washington Post, Politico and many more. Previously, Lewis worked as a senior contributor for The Daily Caller and a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily. He has been named one of the “50 Best Conservative Columnists” by RightWingNews.

Nicholas Kristof

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Nicholas Kristof is a journalist, author and op-ed columnist for The New York Times. His books, including the best-selling “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” have all been co-written with his wife Sheryl WuDunn and primarily focus on poverty, health and human rights in the developing world. Their book “A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity” was adapted into a documentary and premiered on PBS in 2015.

Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is an award-winning author and columnist for The Nation. Her previous work of essays surrounding feminism, women’s rights and politics have been made into several books including, “Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism” and “Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time.” Her book, “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights,” discusses women’s reproductive rights.

Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is a conservative Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times. He joined the Times in 2009, previously working as a senior editor at The Atlantic. He has written a number of books, including “Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics” and “Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class.”

Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman is an opinion columnist and was the lead food writer for The New York Times. He has written several books including the best-selling “How to Cook Everything” and the groundbreaking “Vegan Before 6P.M. (VB6),” which introduced Americans to the Flexitarian diet. His book “How to Cook Everything Fast” was published in 2014.

Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist for The Washington Post. He won the Pulitzer in 2009 for Commentary for his writing about the 2008 campaign and the historical significance of the election of the first African-American president. Robinson is also an author and often joins the roundtable of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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