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State of the Union

WASHINGTON - The following analysts are available for interviews about Obama's State of the Union address. They will also be participating in a live blog about the speech at:

Mink is co-editor of the two-volume Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics and Policy and author of Welfare's End. She has also been following various aspects of healthcare reform legislation.

Flowers is a pediatrician with Physicians for a National Health Program.

Henwood is editor of Left Business Observer. He writes regularly at -- and his books include Wall Street.

Wolff is an instructor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University. His most recent piece is "State of the Union, State of the Budget."

Just back in the U.S. from Haiti, where he has done extensive reporting over the years for Haiti Liberte and other outlets, Ives was recently interviewed, while in Haiti, by Democracy Now.

Kelly is with the group Voices for Creative Nonviolence, which is organizing the Peaceable Assembly Campaign, pointing to alternatives to U.S. militarism.


Co-founder of, Swanson is author of the book Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.


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