How to Fix America: More Advice for the Next First 100 Days

Extended MoJo interviews with exposed CIA op Valerie Plame Wilson, The Wire’s David Simon, NASA scientist James Hansen, economist Robert Reich, and even more experts on the Bush legacy and what the next president can do to clean house—pronto.

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HOW TO FIX IT INTERVIEWS

America Fix Its

Interview with James Bamford
Interview with Milt Bearden
Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski
Interview with Lincoln Chafee
Interview with Paul Charlton
Interview with Judith Curry
Interview with James Fallows
Interview with Ted Gup
Interview with James Hansen
Interview with Deborah Meier
Interview with Bill Murray
Interview with Marion Nestle
Interview with Paul Pillar
Interview with Charles Rangel
Interview with Robert Reich
Interview with Philippe Sands
Interview with Don Siegelman
Interview with David Simon
Interview with Clive Stafford
Interview with Lawrence Wilkerson
Interview with Valerie Plame Wilson

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