What makes The Daily Signal different than other news organizations? For one thing, we’re in a building that is home to more than 100 research experts on everything from education, welfare, healthcare, and taxes to energy, immigration, regulations, and foreign policy. On Thursday, we’re launching The Daily Signal Google+ Hangout, a biweekly opportunity for you to meet and interact with some of the smartest people in Washington.

Joining us this week will be education expert Lindsey Burke to discuss what’s happening in the states with Common Core, regulatory expert Diane Katz will tell us about her latest piece exposing the Export-Import Bank, and legal scholar Hans von Spakovsky will explain why some in Congress want to limit free speech. Hans will also give us a sneak preview of his forthcoming book on the Justice Department under Eric Holder. And to wrap things up, I’ll ask Heritage President Jim DeMint to answer various questions regarding politics and policy that many of you have sent me via Twitter.  You have until noon today to get your questions in—send them to me @GenevieveWood.

I hope you’ll join us for the inaugural Daily Signal Google+ Hangout TODAY at 2 p.m. ET.  All you have to do is click here. See you there.