John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.
John Gizzi has come to be known as ‚??the man who knows everyone in Washington‚?Ě and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on what‚??s going on in the nation‚??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as ‚??Gizzi on Politics‚?Ě and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of ‚??Gizzi‚??s America,‚?Ě video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. John‚??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com
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Miss Carpenter was formerly a congressional correspondent & assistant editor for HUMAN EVENTS. She is the author of "The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Rodham Clinton," published by Regnery (a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).
Mr. Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Crimes Against Liberty, Bankrupt: The Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy of Today's Democratic Party, Absolute Power and Persecution.
David Harsanyi is the former editor of Human Events. He is a syndicated columnists and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications and is the author of ‚??Obama‚??s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama‚??s Reelection‚?Ě (Regnery, 2013) and ‚??Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children‚?Ě (Doubleday/Broadway, 2007).
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Audrey Hudson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose enterprise reporting has sparked numerous congressional investigations that led to laws signed by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award for Public Service in 2009 for her report on dangerous drug experiments by the federal government on war veterans, which prompted internal investigations and needed reforms within the Veterans Affairs Department. The report also captured first place for investigative reporting by the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a finalist of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences Webby Awards for news and politics. Her breaking stories have been picked up and followed by major news publications and periodicals, including Readers Digest, Washington Monthly, and The Weekly Standard, as well as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Washington Post. With nearly 20 years of experience in Washington as a newspaper reporter and as a Capitol Hill staffer for Western lawmakers, she will now lead Human Events‚?? coverage of energy and environmental issues. A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Hudson has worked inside the Beltway for nearly two decades -- on Capitol Hill as a Senate and House spokeswoman, and most recently at The Washington Times covering Congress, Homeland Security, and the Supreme Court. Audrey‚??s email is AHudson@EaglePub.Co
Mark Skousen is a college professor, prolific author and world-renowned speaker. He‚??s made his unique sense of market and investment trends known and respected in the financial world. With a Ph.D. in economics and a focus on the principles of free-market capitalism and ‚??Austrian‚?Ě economics, Mark Skousen has often gone contrary to the crowd in his investment choices and economic predictions ‚?? and has often been proved right.
Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer, conservative political analyst and the author of the newly revised and expanded Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It.
Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at MattLewis.org.
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Hope Hodge first covered military issues for the Daily News of Jacksonville, N.C., where her beat included the sprawling Marine Corps base, Camp Lejeune. During her two years at the paper, she received investigative reporting awards for exposing a former Marine who was using faked military awards to embezzle disability pay from the government and for breaking news about the popularity of the designer drug Spice in the ranks. Her work has also appeared in The American Spectator, New York Sun, WORLD Magazine, and The Washington Post. Hodge was born near Boston, Mass., where she grew up as a lover of Revolutionary War history and fall foliage. She also discovered a love of politics and policy as a grassroots volunteer and activist on Beacon Hill. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King's College in New York City, where she served as editor-in-chief of her school newspaper and worked as a teaching assistant when not freelancing or using student discounts to see Broadway shows. Hope‚??s email is HHodge@eaglepub.com
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Raymond Ibrahim, a Middle East and Islam specialist, is author of Crucified Again: Exposing Islam‚??s New War on Christians (2013) and The Al Qaeda Reader (2007). His writings have appeared in a variety of media, including the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Jane‚??s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Middle East Quarterly, World Almanac of Islamism, and Chronicle of Higher Education; he has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN, PBS, Reuters, Al-Jazeera, NPR, Blaze TV, and CBN. Ibrahim regularly speaks publicly, briefs governmental agencies, provides expert testimony for Islam-related lawsuits, and testifies before Congress. He is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, and a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 2013. Ibrahim‚??s dual-background‚??born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East‚??has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.
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Mr. Murchison, a nationally syndicated columnist, serves as contributing editor for The Lone Star Report, editor for Foundations (the largest traditional publication in the Episcopal Church), contributing editor for Human Life Review, and corresponding editor for Chronicles.
Mr. Olasky is editor in chief of World magazine and a professor at The University of Texas. He is also author of three books: "The American Leadership Tradition: Moral Vision from Washington to Clinton,""The Religions Next Door" and (with John Perry) "Monkey Business."
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Mr. Fontova is the author of Fidel: Hollywood's Favorite Tyrant
Dr. Connealy graduated from the University of Texas School of Public Health and the Chicago Medical School. She then completed her post-graduate training at the Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. A genuine health leader, Dr. Connealy has been published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association, as well as in numerous health columns and magazines. She‚??s also a frequent guest speaker for media and professional organizations all over the country. Today, Dr. Connealy is the Medical Director of the Center for New Medicine in Orange County, California and the author of the Newport Natural Health Letter. Dr. Connealy‚??s e-newsletter and website feature the same outlook she provides to the patients in her clinic ‚?? a combination of honest information, unique solutions, simple marching orders, and tough love. You‚??ll find that the advice Dr. Connealy has to share is thorough, effective, and supported by medical science ‚?? yet it‚??s easy to understand and act upon.
Mr. Towery served as the chairman of former Speaker Newt Gingrich's political organization from 1992 until Gingrich left Congress. He is a former Georgia state representative, the author of several books and currently heads the polling and political information firm InsiderAdvantage.
Mr. Sullum, a nationally syndicated columnist, is a senior editor at Reason magazine, and his work
appears in the new Reason anthology "Choice" (BenBella Books).
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Mr. Spero is a radio talk show host, and president of Caucus for America. He can be reached at www.caucusforamerica.com.
Mike Piccione is founding editor of Guns & Patriots and is now an executive at U.S. Concealed Carry. A long time shooter, hunter and writer, Piccione is a Marine veteran, a NRA Marketing Manager and a member of the Fairfax County, VA, Community Emergency Response Team.
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Richard L. Johnson is a veteran police officer and trainer who publishes BlueSheepdog.com, a police training community. Richard also publishes GunsHolstersAndGear.com, a firearms news and reviews site.
Lieutenant Colonel James Zumwalt is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Desert Storm. An author, speaker and business executive, he also currently heads a security consulting firm named after his father -- Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants, Inc. He has also been cited in numerous other books and publications for unique insights based on his research on the Vietnam war, North Korea (a country he has visited ten times and about which he is able to share some very telling observations) and Desert Storm.
James Edwards is coauthor of "The Congressional Politics of Immigration Reform."
Adam Tragone is managing editor for Human Events. He appears regularly as a political commentator on national radio & television shows. Adam‚??s email is ATragone@EaglePub.Com
Mr. Toto is a freelance reporter and film critic for Movies in Toto, the movie community at washingtontimes.com. His work has appeared in People magazine, MovieMaker Magazine, The Denver Post, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Washington Times. He provides movie commentary for the nationally syndicated Dennis Miller Show and runs the blog What Would Toto Watch?
Mrs. Easton is the European Correspondent for Human Events. She holds an MA in Theology and Religious Studies.
Andrea Billups is a freelance journalist and author based in Michigan.
Mr. Weinberger is the son of the late U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. A 1968 graduate of Harvard College, Weinberger is a writer and lecturer on world events. A former television writer, producer and director for NBC affiliate KRON-TV in San Francisco, he served in both California Gov. and President Ronald Reagan's administrations. He now resides in Maine.
Monica Crowley, Ph.D., is a nationally syndicated radio host and television commentator. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun and The New York Post. www.monicamemo.com. Follow her on Twitter: @MonicaCrowley.
Mr. Sajak is the host of "Wheel of Fortune" and PatSajak.com.
Mr. Catanzaro is Communications Director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Mr. Morris was an adviser to Bill Clinton for 20 years. He is the author of a new book "Condi vs. Hillary." Mrs. McGann, an attorney and consultant, is a CEO of VOTE.com and LegislativeVote.com. She works with Mr. Morris on campaigns and around the world, specializing in using the Internet to win elections.
Mr. Corsi is the author of several books, including "Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry" (along with John O'Neill), "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil" (along with Craig R. Smith), "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians," and most recently, "Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America's Borders." He will soon author a book on the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and the prospect of the forthcoming North American Union.
Merrill Matthews is a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, Texas. Follow him on Twitter: @MerrillMatthews.
Major Gen. Jerry R. Curry (US Army Ret.), Ph.D. is a decorated combat veteran, Army Aviator, Paratrooper and Ranger who has served his country both in the military and as a Presidential appointee in three administrations. He is also the author of From Private to General (Believe Books). Like this article? Get the latest Guns & Patriots delivered to your email every Tuesday. Sign up here - it's free!
Todd Manzi is a frequent contributor to Human Events. He lives in Mosinee Wisconsin and writes most passionately about media bias, the Constitution, education, supply-side economics and out-of-control Congressional Spending. He can be contacted through his website (www.toddmanzi.com).
Doug Bandow is Vice President of Policy for Citizen Outreach and the author of Leviathan Unchained: Washington's Bipartisan Big Government Consensus (forthcoming, Xulon Press). He is a former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.
Raheem Kassam is the Global Editor-in-Chief of Human Events. Previously the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart London, as well as the former senior advisor to Brexit leader Nigel Farage, Kassam is also the bestselling author of 'No Go Zones: How Sharia Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You' and 'Enoch Was Right: Rivers of Blood 50 Years On'. Kassam is a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute, a fellow at the Bow Group, and a fellow at the Middle East Forum
Chuck DeVore served in the California legislature from 2004 to 2010. He is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army (retired) Reserve and served as a Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon. He co-authored the novel China Attacks . He can be followed on Twitter @chuckdevore and his Facebook account is facebook.com/DeVoreForCalifornia. Chuck is also the author of the Eagle Publishing special report The Next Middle East War available at: www.MidEastReport.org.
Mr. Ryskind, who covered Capitol Hill during much of the Clinton presidency, has been a reporter and editor with Human Events since 1959. He currently serves as Editor-at-Large.
Mr. Morris was an adviser to Bill Clinton for 20 years. He is the author of a new book "Condi vs. Hillary."
Mr. Connor is chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, D.C., and a nationally recognized trial lawyer who represented Gov. Jeb Bush in the Terri Schiavo case. Connor was formerly president of the Family Research Council, chairman of the Board of CareNet, and vice chairman of Americans United for Life.
Mr. Feder is a former syndicated columnist for the Boston Herald and author of Who's Afraid of the Religious Right? (Regnery) and A Jewish Conservative Looks at Pagan America. He works as a freelance writer and media consultant and serves as the president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation.
David Krayden is the Ottawa Bureau Chief for the Daily Caller. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidKrayden.
Robert M. Engstrom, a University of Arizona School of Journalism graduate is a former owner/partner of the Casas Adobes Courier in Tucson, a free-lance contributor to Human Events, the Santa Barbara News-Press and other publications. He spent 30 years as a professional aviator accumulating more than 12,000 flight hours in commercial aviation.
Mr. Laffey is mayor of Cranston, R.I., and Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. For more information, visit ElectLaffey.com.
Mrs. Kantor is editor of the Conservative Book Club and writes for Conservative Booknotes. She is the author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature."
Al DiGuido has long been recognized as an innovator in the digital marketing industry and as a pioneer in email communications. He has held leadership positions at Zeta Interactive, Epsilon Interactive, Bigfoot Interactive and Ziff Davis Publishing. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. LaRue is chief counsel for Concerned Women for America.
Mr. Kilgannon is the president of Freedom Alliance, an educational foundation dedicated to the preservation of American sovereignty. He is the author of "Diplomatic Divorce: Why America Should End Its Love Affair With the United Nations."
Mr. Rehyansky is retired from the U.S. Army and the Chattanooga, Tennessee, District Attorney's office and now serves as a part-time County Magistrate. He is a former contributor to National Review, and his writings have appeared in The American Spectator and other publications.
Gustavo Coronel is a petroleum geologist, author and public policy expert, who was elected to the Venezuelan Congress in 1998 before it was dissolved in 1999 following the election of Hugo Chavez as president. Coronel is currently designated as an "enemy" of the Chavez regime.
Congressman Ted Poe represents the 2nd Congressional District of Texas. Rep. Poe recently introduced the National Guard Border Enforcement Act that will authorize the Secretary of Defense to make 10,000 armed National Guard troops available upon request from a U.S. Governor. Rep. Poe serves on the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Border Security; Executive Member of the Immigration Reform Caucus; and recognized nationally as a leading advocate for border security. Prior to serving in Congress, Poe was a prosecutor and judge in Houston, Texas for 30 years.
Ms. Liebau is a political analyst, commentator and theOneRepublic / CaliforniaRepublic.org editorial director based in San Marino, CA. Ms. Liebau also served as the first female managing editor of the Harvard Law Review. Her web log can be found at CarolLiebau.blogspot.com
Mr. Berthoud is President of the 350,000-member National Taxpayers Union (www.ntu.org).
Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. is a practicing Licensed Psychologist (PA & NJ) and a Pennsylvania State Police Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and NRA Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor who advocates for responsible gun owNership and through gun education. He is the founder and President of Personal Defense Solutions, LLC, a professional firearms training company in the Philadelphia area. Their website is: www.PersonalDefenseSolutions.net Dr. Eimer also qualifies retired police officers to carry concealed firearms under HR 218 which is the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). More information on this can be found at: www.RetiredPoliceCCW.com Dr. Eimer writes a blog at www.ConcealedCarryLaw.com
James Jay Carafano is director of The Heritage Foundation‚??s Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.
Mr. Proft is a Principal of Urquhart Media LLC, a Chicago-based public affairs firm and political commentator for the Don Wade & Roma Morning Show (5-9 a.m.) on Chicago's number one news talk radio station, WLS-AM 890. He can be reached at email@example.com. For other Dan Proft commentaries (radio & print), please visit: <a href="http://www.urqmedia.com/proft/"www.urqmedia.com/proft/.
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Mr. Tancredo represented Colorado's 6th Congressional District from 1999 until 2009 where he chaired the 100+ member bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus. He currently serves as co-chairman of Team America PAC and president of the Rocky Mountain Foundation. He authored In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security.
Mordechai Ben-Menachem is a former researcher/lecturer at Ben-Gurion University and an author of 30 book ranging from engineering to poetry. He is also an ordained clergyman.
Watchdog.org is a project of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.
ClashRadio.com's creator and host Doug Giles is noted for his no-holds-barred political and ecclesiastical views and his vocal enthusiasm for big game hunting. His rowdy books are available on Amazon.com. He's the dad of ACORN nutcracker Hannah Giles and NRA columnist and huntress Regis Giles.
Jim Pontillo owns and manages a small plastic manufacturing plant in Southern California. He is the producer of the FMK Handgun which is engraved with America's Bill of Rights. FMK Firearms can be viewed at www.fmkfirearms.com.
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Richard Tomkins, a former White House and Pentagon reporter with extensive overseas experience, is embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq and writes for several U.S. publications.
George Hill is an NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection instructor.
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Mr. Franke is a freelance writer in Portage, Ohio. He is a former military linguist in psychological operations, specializing in Russian, and is currently working on a book project detailing the Cold War-era hockey rivalry between Canada and the Soviet Union.
Mr. Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, 'Ringside Politics,' which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. He is the political analyst for WGNO-TV ABC26. For more information, visit his web site at www.ringsidepolitics.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cork Graham is a modern-day buccaneer, author and high-end weapons instructor. His New York Times bestseller "The Bamboo Chest: An Adventure in Healing the Trauma of War" details his search for Captain Kidd's treasure in Vietnam and his arrest and jailing by Vietnamese officials, who assumed he was a spy. He is the publisher of "Global Counter Terrorism" and "Cork's Outdoors."
Jen Veldhuyzen is a University of Virginia graduate with a bachelors in History and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. In college, she focused on history research and some biomedical/biochemistry research, but she enjoys writing about nearly anything, including politics, culture, history and health. She has seven younger siblings, loves to eat Uma Sashimi, and if she could choose any superpower it would be flight. You can find some of her research online at http://thehownotto.blogspot.com/, and her philosophical musings at http://prometheusstudies.blogspot.com/ She wishes you a lovely day!
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Mr. Mowbray is an award-winning investigative journalist and nationally-syndicated columnist. He is the author of "Dangerous Diplomacy: How the State Department Threatens America's Security."
Frank Miniter has floated the Amazon, run with the bulls of Pamplona, hunted everything from bear in Russia to elk with the Apache to kudu in the Kalahari, and has fly-fished everywhere from Alaska’s Kenai to Scotland’s River Spey to Japan’s freestone streams. Along the way he was taught to box by Floyd Patterson, spelunked into Pompey’s Cave, climbed everywhere from New York’s Gunks to the Rockies, and is currently learning Kenkojuko Karate with Sensei Masakazu Takahashi. He graduated from the oldest private military academy in the U.S., a place that still teaches honor and old-school gentlemanly conduct, and believes men need this book because the U.S. has lost its code of honor as enumerated by its Founding Fathers. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to Hunting and has won numerous awards for outdoor and conservation writing. He was a Senior Editor at Outdoor Life magazine and, currently, is the Executive Editor of American Hunter magazine.
Peter Huessy is President of GeoStrategic Analysis of Potomac, Maryland.
Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary, heard daily on more than 250 radio stations. He‚??s also the author of ‚??Dispatches From Bitter America." His website is www.toddstarnes.com
Brian Sussman is author of Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam, and hosts the morning show on radio station KSFO in San Francisco.
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M. Stanton Evans, a long-time Human Events contributor, is the author of ‚??Blacklisted by History: the Untold Story of Sen. Joe McCarthy‚?Ě (Crown, 2007) and co-author of the soon-to-be-published ‚??Stalin‚??s Secret Agents‚?Ě (Threshold).
Jim Vinyard joined the United States Marine Corps and took the oath on December 15, 1967 on the campus at Truman State University and went on to attain the rank of Captain. Jim is a feature writer for Guns & Patriots.
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Mr. Lieberman is senior policy analyst in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Hannaford was closely associated with former President Reagan for a number of years. His latest book is Ronald Reagan and His Ranch: The Western White House, 1981-1989.
Ernest Emerson is an American custom knife-maker, noted combat fighting instructor and edged-weapons expert. (www.emersonknives.com)
Mr. Riedl is the Grover M. Hermann fellow in federal budgetary affairs in the Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Miss Vuoto is founder and president of Eloquence, a speechwriting and writing company (www.eloquencellc.com). She is also the communications director of the Edmund Burke Institute for American Renewal, a think tank devoted to integrating minorities in the conservative movement.
John Boehner, a Republican, is speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents the 8th District of Ohio.
Matthew Vadum is Senior Editor at Capital Research Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank, and author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off Taxpayers, (WND Books, 2011).
Evan Sayet is the host and star of "Evan Sayet's 'Right to Laugh -- A Night of Conservative Comedy," while his more serious talk on how Liberals 'think' was called by Andrew Breitbart "One of the five most important conservative speeches ever given." Information available at Evan's website www.evansayet.com.
Nancy Pearcey is the author of the bestselling Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity and editor at large of The Pearcey Report. She is currently a faculty member at Rivendell Sanctuary in Bloomington, MN. Her latest book is Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning. To inquire about media interviews, please email email@example.com or call Rivdendell Sanctuary at 952-996-1451.
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Kathryn M. DeLong majors in economics and political science at SUNY Buffalo and a past president of the College Republicans there. DeLong is active in Erie County, N.Y., politics. Twitter.
Phillip Jennings served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps, flying helicopters, and in Laos as a pilot for Air America. He is the author of the critically acclaimed comic novels "Nam-A-Rama" and "Goodbye Mexico", and won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society first prize for fiction with his short story, "Train Wreck in a Small Town." A successful entrepreneur, he is currently CEO of Molecular Resonance Corporation, which is developing technology to detect and disarm Improvised Explosive Devices. He lives with his family near Seattle, Washington.
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Mr. Timperlake is the co-author (along with Jed Babbin) of "Showdown: Why China Wants War with the United States" (published by Regnery, a HUMAN EVENTS sister company). He was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot in Southeast Asia in 1973 and a professional staff member on the House Committee on Rules during the "Most Favored Nation" debates. He was director of Mobilization, Planning and Requirements at the Department of Defense for President Reagan.
Douglas Stone is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He has a background in American and British 20th century political history, as well as Middle Eastern affairs.
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Mr. McLaughlin is a former Washington Times reporter.
Andrew Puzder is CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., which employs about 21,000 people at Carl‚??s Jr. and Hardee‚??s restaurants. He is co-author of ‚??Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why the Government doesn‚??t Understand it.‚?Ě He is an Economic Adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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Ned Rice is believed to be the only person in Hollywood to have both written for "Real Time with Bill Maher" and voted Republican. His other staff writing credits include "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and many other fine television programs.
Gordon Cucullu is a former Special Forces lieutenant colonel and author. His latest work is Inside Gitmo: The True Story behind the Myths of Guantanamo Bay with a companion web site at www.insidegitmo.com.
Ms. Chumley is a Virginia-based freelance writer, an award-winning investigative journalist, and frequent contributor to conservative publications.
Mr. Lessner is a senior associate at Capital City Partners, a Washington consulting firm. He is the former executive director of the American Conservative Union and editorial pager editor of The Union Leader of Manchester, N.H., and holds a doctorate in history from Baylor University.
Sally C. Pipes is President, CEO, and Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute. Her latest book is "The Pipes Plan: The Top Ten Ways to Dismantle and Replace Obamacare" (Regnery 2012).
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Cathy Taylor joined Human Events in December 2011 from The Orange County Register in California, where she was Opinion Editor and a member of the Senior Leadership Team and the Executive Team. Taylor worked for The Register for more than 25 years in various news and opinion positions and led a number of cross-functional initiatives. She was named Opinion Editor in November 1996. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, where she was editor of the student newspaper, The Daily Trojan. Cathy later attended the MBA and Executive MBA programs at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Taylor has received a number of awards, including the Gerald F. Loeb award for business writing, recognition from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for the Register Opinion pages and The Register‚??s highest company honor, the R.C. Hoiles award. Cathy‚??s email is CTaylor@EaglePub.Com
Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D., is assistant professor of government at Patrick Henry College and Earhart Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society. His most recent book, Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family, has just been published by Cumberland House Publishing.
James Delingpole is an English journalist, writer and broadcaster. His books include "Welcome To Obamaland" (Regnery) and "Coward on the Beach" (Bloomsbury) the first in a series of adventure novels set in World War II.
Barbara Baird is the publisher of Women's Outdoor News, president of the Women's Outdoor Media Association and a NRA-certified handgun instructor.
Dr. Paul represents the 14th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He consistently votes for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies based on commodity-backed currency. He is the author of Challenge to Liberty, The Case for Gold, and A Republic, If You Can Keep It.
Duane A. Daiker is a Contributing Editor for Concealed Carry Magazine. Duane has been a life-long shooter and goes about his life as an armed, responsible, and somewhat opinionated citizen. Duane can be reached at Daiker@RealWorldCarryGear.com. Additional articles and his Real World Carry Gear columns can be viewed at www.RealWorldCarryGear.com.
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Mr. Cain is national chairman of the Media Research Center's Business & Media Institute. He is the former president and CEO of Godfather's Pizza, and currently CEO and president of T.H.E. New Voice, a business and leadership consulting company.
RNC Member Mr. Kobach is Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, former Counsel and chief immigration adviser to Attorney General John Ashcroft (2001-03), and the attorney defending the cities of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Valley Park, Missouri, against the ACLU in court. He is also Professor of Law at the University of Missouri (Kansas City).
Congressman Peter Hoekstra (R-Michigan) is the top Republican on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Henry I. Miller, a physician, molecular biologist, and Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute. Henry was a research fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the founding director of the FDA's Office of Biotechnology. He was the co-discoverer of a critical enzyme in the influenza virus. You can find him online or on Twitter at @henryimiller.
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Bentley Gates is an author whose works includes the "The Bahrain Conspiracy" (Savant 2010). He has earned the prestigious Editor/Publisher Award from the National Association of Legal Investigators and authored articles for leading trade publications. He is a Vietnam Era veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division and has taught Kenpo Karate giving rise to his interest in martial arts and militaria.
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Fred J. Eckert is a former conservative Republican Congressman from New York and twice served as a US Ambassador under President Reagan, who called him ‚??a good friend and valuable advisor.‚?Ě
Todd Burgreen is a freelance writer with work published in PRECISION SHOOTING, THE ACCURATE RIFLE, THE VARMINT HUNTER MAGAZINE, and S.W.A.T. His topics have covered the gamut, including but not limited to, a CQB tomahawk article, long range rifle, single-shot rifles, full-automatic rifles, hunting handguns and defensive handguns. Todd lives in Virginia with his wife and three sons.
Mary Harned serves as Of Counsel at Americans United for Life (AUL).
Retired Lt. Gen. McInerney is a Fox News Military Analysts and co-author of Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror (Regnery Publishing, a HUMAN EVENTS sister company). He also runs his own consulting firm and consults for Northrop Grumman on the KC 45 program.
Jon Cassidy writes for Watchdog.org, part of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting new media journalism. Watchdog.org is a collection of independent journalists covering state-specific and local government activity.
Mallory Factor is the co-chairman and co-founder of the Monday Meeting, an influential meeting of economic conservatives, journalists and corporate leaders in New York City. Mr. Factor is a well-known merchant banker and speaks and writes frequently on economic and fiscal topics for cable news stations, leading newspapers and other print and online publications.
Lori Ziganto is a home schooling Mom to her seven year old daughter, is one of those icky Conservatives, a political observer and blogger. She writes for several prominent websites, including RedState, NewsReal and more. Well known for her influential twitter presence, media appearances, and podcasting, Lori enjoys an infamy among the so-called feminist writers of the mainstream press, which pleases her immensely. She also very much enjoys the evil substances known as salt, red meat and bacon. You can find her on twitter at @SnarkAndBoobs
Dick Fairburn has more than 30 years of experience as a police firearms instructor, author and researcher. He has served as a patrol officer, investigator, police chief and full-time academy trainer. His other passions include big game hunting and fishing He is the author of "Building a Better Gunfighter [http://www.paladin-press.com/category/s?keyword=better+gunfighter]," and has published more than 200 articles related to all aspects of firearms use.
Jay Lehr, Ph.D. (email@example.com) is science director and senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank based in Chicago. He earned the first PhD. in groundwater hydrology in the nation, from the University of Arizona.
Al Cardenas was elected Chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU) after more than 30 years as a leader in the conservative movement.¬† Mr. Cardenas holds a law degree from Seton Hall (J.D., 1974) and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.¬† He and his wife of 32 years, Diana, reside in Key Biscayne, Florida.¬† They have five children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Spring is F.M. Kirby Research Fellow in National Security Policy in the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Romerstein is a former U.S. government official. He served as a professional staff member for the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities/House Committee on Internal Security and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He then headed the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the U.S. Information Agency. He currently teaches propaganda analysis at the Institute for World Politics in Washington, D.C. He is the co-author of "The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors," published by Regnery.
Ms. Rassam is director of international policy at the Independent Women's Forum. She recently gave a lecture about "Women's Participation in the Democratization Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan: Achievements and Challenges."
Erick Stakelbeck is a correspondent and terrorism analyst for the Christian Broadcasting Network's Washington, D.C., bureau. His new bi-weekly show, "Stakelbeck on Terror," can be seen at cbnnews.com.
Allen West is retired as a LTC after 22 years in the US Army, and he holds two masters degrees. He is married with two daughters and resides in Plantation, Florida.
Mr. Martin is founder and chairman of TheVanguard.org, America's premier conservative movement online. A noted author and speaker, former policy director to Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and special counsel to PayPal.com founder Peter Thiel, he is a member of the Arlington Group and of the Council for National Policy's Board of Governors. He also serves as executive vice president of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, "the Republican Wing of the Republican Party."
Mr. O'Neill is a Houston attorney who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist during the Supreme Court's October 1974 term. He was also a Seconding Speaker at the Republican Convention. He co-authored the New York Times No. 1 bestseller, "Unfit for Command" in 2004.
Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson, United States Air Force (Ret.), is the author of "Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security."
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Mr. Patterson is the Executive Director, National Defense Business Institute in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, and until June of last year served in the Bush Administration as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller.
Karl Selzer serves as the Web Editor for Human Events. He holds a bachelor's degree from the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, where he focused in political, moral and legal philosophy. Karl spent time growing up between Vienna, Austria and Washington, D.C. which did much to incline his interests to culture and politics and their intersection. Karl‚??s email is KSelzer@EaglePub.com
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Dr. Yoest is President & CEO of Americans United for Life and AUL Action.
John M. Snyder, former National Rifle Association magazine editor, is public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and a director of the Council for America. Because he is the senior gun rights advocate in Washington, his is also know as the "Gun Dean." He is the founder of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society and author of "Gun Saint."
H. W. Crocker III is a bestselling author. His most recent book is The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire.
Congressman Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, represents the 1st District of Wisconsin.
Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute. He was the founding director of the Office of Biotechnology at the FDA. Andrew I. Fillat spent his career in technology venture capital and information technology companies. He is also the co-inventor of relational databases. They were undergraduates together at M.I.T.
Amelia Foxwell is a feature writer for Guns & Patriots.
William Campenni is NOT a Political Science major. He is an engineer who had real jobs and lives in Herndon, Virginia. His wife thinks he has too much time on his hands but his writing at least keeps him busy and out of trouble. He is looking for a czar job in the Obama administration, hopefully in charge of virtual numbers for the Obamacare budget analyses.
If guns intimidate you for some reason, join me over at Armed American Radio or give me a Like at Armed American Radio over on Facebook and we‚??ll help cure that problem! Follow me on Twitter @AARMarkMark Walters is the nationally syndicated talk radio host of Armed American Radio, Concealed Carry Magazine Columnist-The Ordinary Guy and Co-Author of the highly acclaimed book, Lessons from Armed America. Mark encourages listener's and readers to email him at email@example.com
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Ms. Morgan co-host of the Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan show on Talk Radio KSFO San Francisco, which is the highest rated morning drive talk show in the Bay Area. She's been referred to as the "Mother of the Recall" for having launched the recall of Gray Davis, California's former governor and is chairwoman and co-founder of Move America Forward, the largest pro-troops, pro-American grassroots group in the country.
Rt. Hon. Lord Waddington QC is a former UK Home Secretary under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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Congresswoman Bachmann serves the 6th district of Minnesota.
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Ms. Weiss, Esq. currently works for Vigilancenow.org. She formerly worked for the Committee on House Oversight in Congress; the Forbes for President Campaign in 1995-96; and served as an attorney in New York under the Giuliani administration. In addition to contributing to Human Events, her articles have also been published in FrontPage Magazine, American Thinker, American Security Council Foundation, the Weekly Standard, Washington Times, and National Review Online. She is a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks in New York City.
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Joseph S. Laughon is a political thought graduate of Concordia University, Irvine and a specialist in the logistics industry. He lives in Los Angeles, where he writes on culture, religion, politics and national security. His own writings can be found at Musings On The Right. You can follow him on Twitter.
John Howting started interning with the Human Events editorial staff on June 9. John regularly attends classes at Miami University and over the 2010 summer he is attending classes at Georgetown. He is a political science major but is also pursuing a thematic sequence in Theater while taking some writing classes on the side. John is the President of Miami University's Chapter of The Intercollegiate Studies Institute and he sits on the Miami College Republican Executive Board. John grew up in Birmingham, Michigan.
Craig Shirley is president of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., and author of "Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started it All." He is now writing "Rendezvous with Destiny" about the 1980 Reagan campaign.
Mark Steyn is an internationally syndicated columnist and a visiting fellow at Hillsdale College, whose writings on war, politics, the arts, and culture have appeared in almost every major publication around the world from The Wall Street Journal to The Irish Times to The Australian. Steyn is National Review's Happy Warrior and a contributing editor to Canada's bestselling newsweekly, Maclean's. He is also a popular guest host of the Rush Limbaugh Program.
His previous book, America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It (Regnery Publishing, 2006), is a New York Times bestseller in the United States and a Number One bestseller in Canada, where it was the subject of three separate complaints to the country's many 'human rights' commissions. He has most recently published After America: Get Ready For Armageddon (Regnery, 2011).
Mr. Kish is senior vice president for policy at the Institute for Energy Research (IER). With more than 25 years of experience on Congressional committees, Kish‚??s primary focus is access to conventional and unconventional energy resources on federal government lands and in the waters of the Outer Continental Shelf.
Mr. Guandolo is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former active duty Infantry/Reconnaissance Officer in the United States Marine Corps, and a former Special Agent of the FBI in Washington, D.C. for over 12 years. He currently advises the government on a variety of issues.
Dan Calabrese is editor in chief of North Star Writers Group (www.northstarwriters.com) a national newspaper syndicate based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to writing his own twice-a-week syndicated column for North Star, Dan reports for various publications on politics, transportation, construction and general business issues.
Hugh Bouchelle is a former Army, Special Forces Medic who as flown everything from Apaches to Blackhawk Medivac‚??s. He is a former Maryland State Trooper and Medivac Pilot and later went to work for FEMA where he responded to the events of 9-11. You can follow him on twitter @HughBouchelle
Rep. Blackburn, a Republican, represents the 7th district of Tennessee
Mr. Wolf, a Republican, represents the 10th District of Virginia in the U. S. House of Representatives.
Dr. Feulner is president of The Heritage Foundation.
S.E.Robinson is a writer and native Mainer begrudgingly living in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College.
Mr. Forbes is president and chief executive officer as well as Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine and author of "Flat Tax Revolution."
Brad Mahlstedt is a 25 year old law student at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Philosophy. He works on his college campus and within his community to advance conservative ideas.
Alicia Powe is an intern with that National Journalism Center at Human Events. She is a recent graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and served as White House Intern under the George W. Bush administration. She also served as a media research analyst with the Rudolph Giuliani Presidential Committee.
Jimmie Bise, Jr. is a blogger, podcaster, and New Media enthusiast. He writes regularly at his blog The Sundries Shack and hosts a very good weekly podcast called The Delivery. He is also a writer on matters of government spending and taxes at EndingSpending.com You can follow him on Twitter and Google+ where he is just as likely to talk about hockey, baseball, books, music, and role-playing games as politics.
Bernard Goldberg is a television news reporter and winner of 10 Emmy Awards. He is the author of five books on the media and American culture, including A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media. Find out more at BernardGoldberg.com.
Kristan Hawkins is Executive Director of Students for Life of America.
Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., director of Boston University‚??s Program in Publishing at the Center for Professional Education, is currently writing a book about higher education, Genocidal Liberalism: The University‚??s Jihad Against Israel.
Dr. Gold is president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affiars, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, and author of the New York Times Bestseller "Hatred's Kingdom: How Saudi Arabia Supports the New Global Terrorism" and "Tower of Babble"(Regnery).
Army Sgt. A. M. LaVey is a photojournalist with 16th Military police Brigade Public Affairs Office, Fort Bragg, N.C.
Mr. Brenner is a business owner in Tucson, Ariz., and former President of the Pima County Republican Club.
Mr. Miniter is author of Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror and "Losing bin Laden."
Derek Khanna is a Yale Law Fellow with the Information Society Project, columnist and policy expert. Until recently, he was a professional staff member for the House Republican Study Committee, where he authored the widely read House Republican Study Committee report ‚??Three Myths about Copyright Law.‚?Ě The report on copyright reform was praised throughout the tech community as being "brilliant" and a "breath of fresh air" and received praise from various conservative organizations and conservative legal scholars including Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett. Since leaving the Hill, Derek has spearheaded the campaign to legalize cell-phone unlocking, which resulted in a White House petition of 114,000 signatures, a White House endorsement, FCC investigation, and introduction of four bills in Congress. Derek has spoken at the Consumer Electronics Show, Freedom to Connect, South By South West and at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Derek was referred to as a ‚??rising star‚?Ě in the party by David Brooks in the New York Times and continues to be a major thought leader on technology issues and disruptive innovation.
Rob Smith is an Iraq War Veteran, Contributor to Turning Point USA and PlutoTV‚Äôs The First, and the author of the upcoming book Always a Soldier: Service, Sacrifice, and Coming Out as America‚Äôs Favorite Black, Gay Republican. Find him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Antonina Kerner is a graduate of Hillsdale College with a double degree in European Studies and Spanish. She is currently an intern with Human Events.
Daniel Horowitz works in public policy & is involved in Maryland election campaigns. Daniel is also a contributing writer to RedState.com
Mr. Lipscomb is a senior fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future (USC). He is a frequent contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times. His articles appear in publications across the political spectrum from The Nation to Human Events, the Manchester Union to the New York Times and his media appearances span a similar range from PBS through Fox News to VRWC talk radio.
Miss Cordova is the lecture director with the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute in Herndon, Virginia. She is a recent graduate from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she was actively involved with advancing conservatism on campus. She is a native of Northern California, but currently resides in Northern Virginia. Email her at Acordova@cblpi.org
J.D. Leipold writes for the Army News Service.
Mr. Mix is president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, which litigates on behalf of employees whose rights have been violated by compulsory unionism. The foundation is representing more than 150,000 workers in nearly 300 cases nationwide.
Mr. Hyman is an award-winning commentator appearing on the television news stations for Sinclair Broadcast Group
Thomas Brown is a history teacher and freelance writer. He writes for The Swamp and his work on China has been featured in Quillette, Spiked, The Bipartisan Press, Human Events, and others. Block him on Twitter.
Mr. Preston is a freelance writer and native of West Virginia.
Emma Freire is an American freelance writer currently living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has also been published in The Federalist and Intellectual Takeout. You can follow her on Twitter at @freire_emma.
Kevin L. Jamison is an attorney in the Kansas City Missouri area concentrating in the area of weapons and self-defense.
Mr. Blackwell is the former Ohio Secretary of State.
Clint Van Zandt is a former FBI Profiler and MSNBC television analyst. His web site, www.LiveSecure.org contains information related to personal, family, business and travel security. To receive a free copy of Mr. Van Zandt's new DVD, ‚??Protecting Children from Predators,‚?Ě go to www.LiveSecure.org.
Steve C. Sherman is a writer, radio commentator and former Iowa House Republican candidate. He has published a book, Mercy Shot. You can find out more about Steve‚??s work at http://www.scsherman.com.
Austin Hill is an author, columnist, and a radio host who is heard nationwide. He is currently heard daily as a contributor to XM Satellite Radio's "P.O.T.U.S. 2008" Channel and is also a frequent fill-in talk show host at 630 WMAL / Washington, D.C., 560 WIND / Chicago; and for the Fox Newstalk Radio Network. He is the author of "White House: Confidential -- The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and is a weekly columnist for Arizona's "East Valley Tribune" newspaper. More information is available at www.AustinHill.net, and he can be reached at info@Austinhill.net.
Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director for The Judicial Crisis Network.
Mr. Gessing is the president of the Rio Grande Foundation, a non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility.
Monique is an editorial assistant at Human Events covering politics and Second Amendment issues. She has been serving her hometown as a volunteer firefighter for four years and studying American Government at The Catholic University of America. Follow her on Twitter @MoniqueMHamm
Joel Weckerly is a senior print journalism major at Abilene Christian University (Tex.). He is interning at HUMAN EVENTS through the Fund For American Studies' Institute on Political Journalism.
As a conservative commentator and internationally recognized authority on terrorism, Dr. Harvey Kushner has advised elected officials, military personnel, and foreign government officials as well as trained many U.S. governmental agencies, including the FBI, DHS, FAA, DEA, INS and U.S. Customs. He authored five books on terrorism and has been a guest on radio and television programs such as the O‚??Reilly Factor and Larry King Live.
Dr. Throckmorton is an associate professor of psychology and fellow for psychology and public policy in the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College. He is past president of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and is the producer of the documentary, I Do Exist about sexual orientation change. He can be reached at www.drthrockmorton.com.
Mr. Bethell, a senior editor at the American Spectator, is author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science," published by Regnery, a HUMAN EVENTS sister company and "The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity through the Ages."
Curtis Ellis is a Senior Policy Advisor with America First Policies. He was a senior policy advisor with the Donald J. Trump campaign.
Brian Calle is an Opinion Columnist and Editorial Writer for the Orange County Register, a Senior Fellow at the Pacific Research Institute, an Unruh Fellow at the Jesse Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California, a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute and an Opinion Columnist for the Daily Caller.
Mr. Wales is a freelance writer living in Indianapolis. He has worked in the press office of a U.S. senator, hosted a political talk show and written various political commentaries. In addition to his writing, he works full time as PR & Communications Specialist for a business membership organization in Indiana.
Vicki E. Murray, Ph.D., is senior fellow in education studies at the Pacific Research Institute in Sacramento. She is co-author with Lance T. Izumi and Rachel S. Chaney of the recent book "Not as Good as You Think: Why the Middle Class Needs School Choice" (San Francisco, CA: Pacific Research Institute, 2007), which was supported by a grant from the Koret Foundation.
Ron Robinson is president of Young America's Foundation and co-author with Nicole Hoplin of Funding Fathers: the Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement.
John R. Thomson is a longtime journalist and former diplomat in the Reagan Administration who focuses on politics and geopolitics in emerging markets. A frequent visitor to Venezuela, he recently spent two weeks in the country.
Andrew G. Bostom, M.D., M.S. ( Providence , R.I. ), is the author of the highly acclaimed The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims and The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History. More on Andrew Bostom's work can be found at www.andrewbostom.org and http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/.
Molly Ward is owner and designer of Huntsmith Collection, Men's and Women's Oilcloth hunting apparel. Molly has a BA in design from the University of Texas and has trained dogs for 13 years. She competes in field trial events with her five hunting dogs. You can reach Molly at email@example.com
Ms. Lukas is the director of policy at the Independent Women's Forum. She is the author of "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism" (published by Regnery, a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).
Mr. Hayworth, a Republican, represented Arizona's 5th Congressional District for 12 years, spending a decade on the House Ways and Means Committee, the first Arizonan to serve in that capacity. With his former chief of staff Joe Eule, he co-authored the book "Whatever It Takes: Illegal Immigration, Border Security and the War on Terror" (Regnery 2006). Citizens United has named Hayworth as its first Ronald Reagan Fellow.
Mr. Mosher is president of the Population Research Institute.
Mr. Brandenburg is a senior at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and is working as an intern at Human Events through The Fund for American Studies' Institute on Political Journalism program.
Terry Schilling (@PizzaPolitico) is the executive director of American Principles Project, a conservative advocacy group in Washington, DC dedicated to advancing human dignity through public policy.
Mr. Woods' most recent book is Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century (Regnery) and he is the author of 33 Questions about American History You're Not Supposed to Ask, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (Regnery) and Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse (Regnery)
Miss Oddis is Assistant Managing Editor at HUMAN EVENTS. Before working with Human Events she was a researcher for syndicated columnist and author Robert Novak. Ms. Oddis has appeared on FOX News Hannity and Colmes, and The O'Reilly Factor. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Eastern Connecticut State University. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request to follow her on Twitter. Miss Meinecke was a member of Hillsdale College's Dow Journalism Program, sports editor and beat reporter for the campus newspaper, and also contributed to Life Times, the newsletter for Southern Indiana Right to Life. She interned at Comcast SportsNet in Washington, D.C. through the National Journalism Center before joining Human Events in August 2008. E-mail her at email@example.com. You can also request to follow her on Twitter.
Mr. Setmayer is conservative media commentator and political consultant in Washington, D.C. She previously served as a research fellow and communications specialist for the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education (CURE). She appears regularly on CNN, PBS and NPR's News & Notes with Ed Gordon.
John Zmirak is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. You can find him on Twitter at @JZmirak.
Labor Union Report is a guest blogger at RedState.com.
Dr. Mitchell is McKenna Senior Research Fellow in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Allen, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and Washington business consultant, is a member of the United States Defense Policy Board. He served as Foreign Policy Coordinator of Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign and twice in the White House at Nixon's appointment. From 1977-80 he was Reagan's Chief Foreign Policy Advisor, then served as his first National Security Advisor.
The Chris Stigall show can be heard Monday through Friday, from 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia. In addition to hosting a radio show, he has interned on David Letterman's show, worked as a contributor to CNN, and served as a press assistant to Congressman Sam Graves.
Tina Korbe is a reporter in the Center for Media and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation.
Candice Lanier is a reporter for World Threats and a contributor at Women in International Security (Center for Strategic and International Studies Affiliate) and The Minority Report Blog. She is the founder of Front Lines and Candice Lanier‚??s Tech News.
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Brett Carr was an intern at Human Events in the summer of 2010 and a member of the Young America's Foundation National Journalism Center. He is from Chagrin Falls, OH and is currently studying political science and business management at Bucknell University. In 2008, Carr worked for the Cuyahoga County Republican Party on the McCain-Palin presidential campaign.
Rep. Mike Coffman represents Colorado's 6th Congressional District. He has served in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, U.S. Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Reserve. He is a combat veteran from the Persian Gulf War and in 2005 resigned from his elected office as the Colorado State Treasurer to return to active duty to serve in Iraq.
Mr. Nowacki, who holds a law degree and master's degree in public policy, is the director of legal policy at the Free Congress Foundation and oversees a coalition of more than 700 groups on the national, state and local level committed to an independent judiciary.
Craig Tufty is the President and CEO of the survey and market firm PSI. He previsoulsy served as chief of staff for Fred Grandy (R) Iowa. Mr. Tufty is a CNN guest commentator on the Iowa caucuses and is quoted often on that subject by the print media. He was Project Director for "The Iowa Project 1996" and "The Iowa Project 2000."
Ms. Curtis is Senior Research Fellow in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Issa, a Republican, represents the 49th Congressional District of California, which includes the cities of Oceanside, Vista, and Temecula. He currently serves as the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Mr. Tanner is director of the Cato Institute's Project on Social Security Choice, www.socialsecurity.org
Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, USN (Ret.) served in Vietnam in 1963 and 1965; as part of the Navy‚??s famed Underwater Demolition Teams in 1966-67; and on the Naval Special Warfare Group responsible for the U.S. Navy SEAL Team operations in 1971. He returned to Cambodia as a naval attach√© in 1974-75.
Thomas Paine is the nom de plume of an active-duty Army officer with two combat deployments to the Middle East and almost two decades of service. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.
Dr. McClanahan holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he attended high school in Delaware and received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. He is the author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Founding Fathers (Regnery Publishing, 2009).
Michelle Minton is the founder of Human Achievement Hour and a policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Kim Tenure is an intern at HUMAN EVENTS and going into her senior year at Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania, where she is a double major in Political Science and History. She has served as editor in chief of www.gburgforum.com for two years. She is originally from New York.
Mr. Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a regular columnist for Townhall.com.
Randy Rolls has been a contributor to the Cowboy Chronicle, and is a Benefactor Member of NRA, Life Member of the Single Action Shooting Society, Life Member of Gun Owners of America, and a member of Monocacy Pistol Club and Littlestown Fish and Game Association.
Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest official ever to have defected from the Soviet bloc. In 1989, Ceausescu and his wife were executed at the end of a trial where most of the accusations had come out of Pacepa's book Red Horizons. His new book, Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination, has just been published.
Michael Brady is President and Managing Editor of the Majority Accountability Project, www.majorityap.com, an independent, Internet-based news service serving as an on-line clearinghouse of information on the Democrat House Majority. He formerly served as Director of Strategic Communications for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
Steven H. Aden is senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty and the sanctity of life, marriage and the family. Aden heads ADF‚??s work to defend the sanctity of life in court from its Washington, D.C., regional service center.
Ms. Fraser is director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.
Barbara Efraim is a senior at UCLA majoring in political science. Barbara is active in Bruin Republicans as well as many Jewish and pro-Israel activities on campus. As a close follower of current and international affairs, Barbara understands the importance of American Exceptionalism.
You can follow Barbara on Twitter @BaEfraim and you can email her at Barbara.Efraim@gmail.com.
Thomas Clements is co-owner of Oilfield CNC Machining LLC in Broussard, Louisiana, which specializes in machining quality metal parts for oilfield equipment used on offshore drilling rigs.
Mr. Jafarzadeh is the author of "The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Jafarzadeh's revelations of the nuclear sites in Natanz and Arak in 2002 triggered IAEA inspections of Iranian sites.
Mr. Humber is founder of the Center for Individual Freedom.
Charlie Kirk is the Founder and President of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. He is also host of "The Charlie Kirk Show,‚ÄĚ a top-ranked daily podcast and news show.
Mr. Keane is senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc., the firearm industry's trade association. He oversees the industry government relations program and serves as the industry's chief spokesperson for legal and legislative issues.
Mr. Lauderback is the executive vice president of the American Conservative Union.
Mr. Tkacik is senior research fellow in China Policy in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Epstein is the founder of the Robert A. Taft Club and the executive director of the The American Cause and Team America PAC. He lives in Northern Virginia
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) represents parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Mr. Schaefer is Jay Kingham fellow in International Regulatory Affairs at The Heritage Foundation.
Mr. Marlin‚??s latest book is "Squandered Opportunities: New York‚??s Pataki Years."
Jeffrey Bell is policy director of the American Principles Project, a Washington-based advocacy group, and author of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism, to be published on Jan. 2, 2012, by Encounter Books.
Mr. Boulet is executive director of English First, a national, non-profit grassroots lobbying organization devoted to making English America's official language, giving every child the chance to learn English, and eliminating costly and ineffective multilingual policies.
Ms. Granger is the congresswoman for the 12th District of Texas and is the only Republican woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas.
Rear Adm. Michael Groothouse graduated from the Naval Academy in 1975 and became a Naval Aviator in 1976. In more than three decades of service, Groothousen has served with several squadrons, staffs and a joint assignment with United States Space Command before becoming commanding officer of VFA-137 operating the FA-18. He has commanded USS Shreveport (LPD12), USS Harry S Truman (CVN75), Standing NATO Maritime Group 2, and Navy Region Europe. He holds the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (five awards), and the Bronze Star, as well as numerous other decorations.
Terrance Williams is an editorial assistant at Human Events and a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Professor Rabbi Daniel M. Zucker is Chairman of Americans for Democracy in the Middle-East.
Mr. Gorka is executive director of the Institute for Transitional Democracy and International Security (ITDIS) and adjunct professor for Terrorism Studies at the George C. Marshall Center in Germany.
Mr. Timmerman is the author of "Countdown to Crisis: the Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran," (Crown Forum) and "The French Betrayal of America."
Mr. Beauprez, is a former member of Congress from Colorado and currently maintains A Line of Sight, an online policy resource. Prior to serving in Congress, Beauprez was a dairy farmer and community banker. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hal Scherz, MD, is a pediatric urological surgeon at Georgia Urology and Childrens Health Care of Atlanta, serves on the faculty of Emory University Medical School and president and cofounder of Docs4PatientCare.
Roger Stone is a Republican political consultant who has played a key role in the election of Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. The outspoken libertarian Republican is editor of StoneZone.Com.
Mr. French is a senior counsel at the Alliance Defense Fund and director of its Center for Academic Freedom. ADF was co-counsel for the Christian Legal Society in CLS v. Martinez.
Mr. Donatelli, secretary and treasurer of the Young America's Foundation, is the chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors. He is senior vice president for McGuireWoods Consulting and director of the federal public affairs department. In 1980, he was Midwest coordinator of the Reagan campaign and went on to serve the Reagan Administration in several capacities.
Mr. Gahr has written extensively about race for the New York Post, the American Spectator and the Washington Times.
Ms. Hoplin, director of foundation relations at Young America's Foundation, is the co-author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement (Regnery, 2008).
Niklas Warren is a communications professional for a worldwide agency, and a graduate student in the state of Oregon. He previously served in the White House under President George W. Bush, and in the U.S. Department of Justice. His opinions are his own and not meant to be reflective of those of his employer or clients.
K.C. McAlpin is Executive Director of ProEnglish.
Mr. Casey interned at HUMAN EVENTS during the spring of 2006.
Mr. Gutfeld is a writer, dancer and performance artist living in London, England. Previously, he was editor in chief of Maxim UK, Stuff US and Men's Health US. He has written two books, and is currently writing another. Check out his website, DailyGut.com, and purchase his homemade selection of soaps.
John Watts is an intern at Human Events through the National Journalism Center.