Sep 11, 2020
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Author, Chasing Ghosts, How to Fight
Founder and President, Righteous Media
Founder, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Paul Rieckhoff is fighter, a patriot and a force to be reckoned with.
Since returning from a combat tour in Iraq in 2004, Rieckhoff has emerged as one of the most important, unique and dynamic political and social leaders in America. He is a strategist, commentator, analyst, storyteller, motivator, entrepreneur and shit-starter.
From the harrowing vortex of urban combat in Iraq, to the blood-sport of American politics, to the trench fights of cable TV news media, Rieckhoff has thrown and taken punches on the front lines of the most important issues of our times.
He is a nationally-recognized authority on politics, veterans affairs, leadership, war, the military, media, mental health, team-building and social entrepreneurship, who rose to prominence as the hard-hitting and respected Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the highly-regarded, non-partisan powerhouse advocacy organization for new generation of veterans. Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Bob McDonald called the group and Rieckhoff’s leadership, “…vital to our nation’s veterans–and to all Americans.”
Rieckhoff is author of Chasing Ghosts and the forthcoming How to Fight, a frequent contributor to The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, CNN New Day, CNN.com, Defense One and a sought-after public speaker and leadership coach.
Christian Finnegan is a very respected and established stand up comedian and cultural commentator.
Christian Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in “Chappelle’s Show’s” infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. He played Martin on the popular syndicated sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and politics junkies will recognize Christian from his many appearances on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.
Most recently, Christian was the creator and co-host of A&E’s “Black & White”, which examined current events and social trends through the lens of Race. He can also be heard filling in as a regular guest host on “Standup with Pete Dominick” on SiriusXM Insight.
Over the years, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.
Christian’s three comedy albums/specials (“Two for Flinching”,“Au Contraire!” and “The Fun Part”) are available on iTunes and Amazon and his standup is in regular rotation on all major streaming services. His fourth album, “60% Joking” will be released on June 7, 2019.
When not on tour, Christian Finnegan can usually be found in Queens helping his wife, author Kambri Crews, with her venue QED in Astoria or walking their faithful pooches, Griswold and Chief Billy Bowlegs.
How To Vote In The 2020 Election In Every State. Everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting in every state in the age of COVID-19, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election. (FiveThirtyEight / NBC News / Wall Street Journal)*
*Aggregated by What The Fuck Just Happened Today?