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.

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

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

Natalie Jennings manages social media and engagement for Politics at The Washington Post and edits The 12. @ngjennings

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.

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