David Ignatius of the Washington Post on Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, then, questions for Attorney General nominee Republican Senator Jeff Sessions.
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- Dr. Shirley Jackson president of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute
- Minnijean Brown Trickey one of the "Little Rock nine" and a visiting writer at Arkansas State University
- Derrick Bell visiting professor of law at the New York University Law School and author of "Silent Convenants" (Oxford University Press)
- Theodore Shaw president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Richard Kahlenberg is Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation.
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