Robert Reich was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. He gave a talk at Mira Costa College last Sunday. He teaches at Berkeley now.
He's really intelligent, logical, very funny and very short. He makes a lot of jokes about his short stature which was very endearing, especially thrown into the middle of some very heavy subjects.
I left the talk feeling as if I knew him personally. He's one of my heroes. Here's his blog: http://robertreich.org/