Jacob Weisberg (Chair) is chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, a unit of the Washington Post Company devoted to developing Web-based publications. Weisberg joined Slate shortly after its founding in 1996 as chief political correspondent. Before joining Slate, Weisberg wrote about politics for magazines including the New Republic, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair and the New York Times Magazine. Jacob is the author of several books, including The Bush Tragedy, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2008, and the Bushisms series. With former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, he co-wrote In an Uncertain World, which was published in 2003. His first book, In Defense of Government, was published in 1996.