Daily Briefing - Tuesday August 24, 2010

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Eric Boehlert a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America, he is the author of Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush (Free Press, 2006) and Bloggers on the Bus: How the Internet Changed Politics and the Press (Free Press, 2009). He worked for five years as a senior writer for Salon.com, where he wrote extensively about media and politics. Prior to that, he worked as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. 

Cleo Paskal specializes in the geopolitical, security, and economic implications of environmental change from global warming. She is a Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy, NATO and the OSCE. She is one of three recipients of the 2010 Awards of Special Merit from the Grantham Prize for her latest book, Global Warring: How Environmental, Economic, and Political Crises Will Redraw the World Map.