Carla Baranauckas is a freelance editor and writer who has worked at the New York Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, the Edwardsville (Ill.) Intelligencer, the Texarkana Gazette, the Pampa (Texas) News and the Minneapolis Tribune. @cabara
Michelle D. Bernard is the founder, president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy and is a regular political and legal analyst with MSNBC and is a contributor with the McLaughlin Group.
Jamila Bey covers health and politics for the Voice of Russia Radio. A stand-up comedian, formerly with NPR, she has been getting people to talk about the things they’re not supposed to talk about ever since she was a child. @jbey
Anthee Carassava is a freelance journalist based in Athens. She has worked for CNN, the New York Times and Time magazine, covering the Balkans for 15 years and stirring great controversy in Greece for her reports on terrorism. She studied international law and the history of the Holocaust.
Mary C. Curtis, an award-winning multimedia journalist in Charlotte, N.C., is a contributor to The Root, Fox News Charlotte, NPR and Nieman Watchdog blog. She has worked at the New York Times, Charlotte Observer and as national correspondent for Politics Daily. @mcurtisnc3
Judy Howard Ellis is a Dallas-based creative consultant for entrepreneurs and the author of “Fall of the Savior-King,” a fantasy novel inspired by the Book of Genesis. Previously, she was features editor at the Denver Post. @JudyHowardEllis
Sandra Fish teaches journalism at the University of Colorado and has reported on politics in Iowa, Florida and Colorado. @fishnette
Bonnie Goldstein was a coat-check girl in the ’60s, a hippie in the ’70s, a private eye in the ’80s, a U.S. Senate investigator in the early 1990s and TV news producer in the late ’90s. During the first millennial decade, she was an Internet journalist and meddler in the lives of her adult children. She is married to the novelist James Grady.
Annie Groer is a former Washington Post staffer and writes widely about politics, culture, design and 21st-century manners; her work has appeared in Politics Daily, More magazine, Town & Country and TheAtlantic.com, among others. @AnnieGroer
Melinda Henneberger is a political writer for The Washington Post. The Illinois native spent her cub years in Texas, was a Washington correspondent and Rome bureau chief for the New York Times, and founded Politics Daily. @MelindaDC
Delia Lloyd is a former Politics Daily correspondent based in London. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times and the Guardian. @RealDelia
Patricia Murphy is the Atlanta-based editor of Citizen Jane Politics and a contributor to the Daily Beast. @1PatriciaMurphy
Suzi Parker is an Arkansas-based political and cultural journalist and author of “Sex in the South: Unbuckling the Bible Belt.” @SuziParker
Diana Reese is a freelance journalist in Kansas City.
Lori Stahl is a Texas-based journalist who covers politics. @LoriStahl
Nikita Stewart is a Washington Post staff writer who covers D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. @KitaStew
Rahiel Tesfamariam is the founder of Urban Cusp, an online lifestyle magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change and global awareness. @RahielT.
Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001 and now covers civil rights, race and politics. @Krissah30
Donna Trussell is a Kansas City-based poet, fiction writer, cartoonist, ovarian cancer survivor and foster mom to homeless kittens. She is a native Texan and a former film critic. @DonnaTrussell
Karen Tumulty covers politics for The Washington Post. @ktumulty