Brian Anderson
Brian C. Anderson is the editor of City Journal, the cultural and political quarterly published by the Manhattan Institute, where he writes extensively on social and political trends. Formerly, he served as senior editor of City Journal and as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute.

Anderson's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, the Dallas News, Commentary, National Review, First Things, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, the Wilson Quarterly, the American Spectator, and dozens of other publications.

Anderson is coauthor of the book, A Manifesto for Media Freedom (2008) and author of Democratic Capitalism and its Discontents (2007), South Park Conservatives (2005), and Raymond Aron: the Recovery of the Political (2005). The New York Times recently described him as one of "the most probing and erudite political essayists of our day."

Guy Benson
Guy Benson is the Political Editor of, and a Fox News Contributor. His written work primarily appears on Townhall's Tipsheet Blog, and he also contributes to's 'Green Room. Guy appears regularly on the nationally-syndicated Hugh Hewitt radio show, where he also serves as an occasional guest host. He was named one of the 'Top 30 under 30' conservatives in America by Red Alert politics in 2013. A contributor to National Review Online from 2006-2010, he graduated with honors from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Brent Bozell
L. Brent Bozell III - a lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, debater, marketer, businessman, author, publisher and activist - is one of the most outspoken and effective national leaders in the conservative movement today. The founder and president of the Media Research Center, Mr. Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America. Since its launch in 1987, the MRC has developed the largest video archive in the world; the popular blog site; the internet news service; the Business and Media Institute; and the Culture and Media Institute. In 2010 Mr. Bozell founded ForAmerica, an organization committed to restoring America to its founding principles. He also founded the Parents Television Council, the largest group in America dedicated to a restoring responsibility to Hollywood. He is the author of three books, including And That's the Way It Is(n't) (with Brent Baker), Weapons of Mass Distortion, and Whitewash (with Tim Graham), and appears weekly on the "Media Mash" segment of Hannity, on the Fox News Channel.
Mona Charen
Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist and political analyst living in the Washington, D.C. area.

Charen began her career at National Review where she served as editorial assistant. On her first tax return at the age of 22, Charen listed her occupation as "pundit," explaining later "You have to think big."

In 1984, Charen joined the White House staff, serving first as Nancy Reagan's speechwriter and later as associate director of the Office of Public Liaison. In the latter post, she lectured widely on the administration's Central America policy. Later in her White House career, she worked in the public-affairs office helping to craft the president's overall communications strategy.

In 1986, Charen left the White House to join the presidential quest of then-Congressman Jack Kemp as a speechwriter.

Charen launched her syndicated column in 1987 and it has become one of the fastest-growing columns in the industry. It is featured in more than 200 papers including the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and the Washington Times. She spent six years as a regular commentator on CNN's Capital Gang and Capital Gang Sunday, and has served as a judge of the Pulitzer Prizes. She is the author of two bestsellers Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First (2003), and Do-Gooders: How Liberals Harm Those They Claim to Help - and the Rest of Us (2005).

Charles C.W. Cooke
CHARLES C.W. COOKE is a Staff Writer at National Review and a contributor to National Review Online. He has received national attention for his coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests and his opposition to gun control. Cooke appears frequently on TV and radio including, MSNBC's Morning Joe, CNN's Sun News, The Blaze's Real News, CNBC's The Kudlow Report, BBC Radio, and the Glenn Beck Show. Cooke graduated from Oxford University with a Master's degree in Modern History and Politics.
Luis G. Fortuño
Former Governor of Puerto Rico Luis G. Fortuño is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson. Under his leadership as governor, between 2008 and 2012, Puerto Rico implemented the largest tax cut in the territory's history, right-sized its government, reined in deficit spending, and developed new sources of government revenue. As a result, in the last year of his term, Puerto Rico experienced economic growth for the first time in six years. Additionally, Mr. Fortuño's signature public-private partnerships law paved the way for two of the largest recent infrastructure investments in the US, one in Puerto Rico's highway system and the island's main international airport. Since 2001, Mr. Fortuño has served as Puerto Rico's National Committeeman at the Republican National Committee, and in 2004 he was elected as Puerto Rico's sole representative in the US House of Representatives.
John Fund
John Fund is a former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and its and an on-air contributor to 24-hour cable news networks CNBC and MSNBC. He is the author of several books, includingStealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy (Encounter Books, 2004) and The Dangers of Regulation Through Litigation (American Tort Reform Foundation, 2000). He is a tireless opponent of pork barrel, earmarks, and lack of transparency in Congress. Mr. Fund joined the Journal in 1984 as a deputy features editor and became an editorial page writer specializing in politics two years later.

In 1995, he was named a member of the Journal's editorial board, where he served until turning to the role of columnist on and concentrating on his book on voter fraud. He has inspired activists throughout the country to be involved in efforts to clean up voter rolls and ensure election integrity with citizen initiated action like poll challenging, and advancing legislative action to require photo ID at the polls. His most recent book, co- authored with Hans von Spakovsky, is Who's Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.

He worked as a research analyst for the California Legislature in Sacramento before beginning his journalism career in 1982 as a reporter for the syndicated columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. In 1993, he received the Warren Brooks award for journalistic excellence from the American Legislative Exchange Council. Mr. Fund attended California State University, where he studied journalism and science.

Roman Genn
Genn was born in Moscow, in 1972 at the height of the Cold War. He quickly sized up the political realities of his country and so, at age 5, he began to collaborate with the communist regime by drawing propaganda posters for his kindergarten class, including "THANK YOU, COMRADE BREZHNEV, FOR OUR HAPPY CHILDHOOD".

This work earned him extra food, cool toys and soft toilet paper.

In his early teens, ungrateful for his free education and Soviet health care, a greedy and unpatriotic Genn began to draw a series of reactionary caricatures critical of the government and the Soviet system. At first, these attempts were merely an adolescent ploy for cheap popularity and a way to look cool in front of girls. Later, however, when he attempted to sell these works on the streets of Moscow, many unpleasant encounters with police officials ensued. Reprimands were handed out by the administration of the Moscow Art College, which had been foolish enough to admit him. It was time to leave the Motherland, and through the kindness of strangers Genn landed in Los Angeles in 1991, where he lives and prospers.

Since accomplishing the American dream (owning a car wash or body shop) was out of Genn's league, he had to stoop to selling his caricatures to, among others, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, New York Daily News, International Herald Tribune, Newsday, Newsweek, Harper/Collins, Penguin Group (USA), Saatchi & Saatchi, TV Guide, Barron's, The American Lawyer, and many other publications.

Genn is a contributing editor of The National Review, and one of his more scandalous Clinton-era covers generated protests on the streets of New York and Washington D.C., as well as a New York Times article and a CNN Crossfire "debate" on the subject of freedom of speech in cartoons and caricatures. Genn proudly accepts the title of "The attack dog that Buckley unleashed upon humanity" given to him by the great David Levine of the New York Review of Books.

Sent to Moscow by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Newsday to cover the Russian Presidential election of 1996 Genn had to be bailed out by his sponsors after the Moscow police realized he was back in their jurisdiction.

In the years 2000-2002 the Los AngelesTimes published Genn's bi-weekly feature, "The Gallery by Roman Genn," where he turned his pen on unsuspecting citizens of this great metropolis.

The Ethnic Grievance Industry regularly brings Genn's modest renderings to the attention of News Networks and TV shows, such as ABC's Nightline, CBS' 60 minutes, CNN's Crossfire, NBC's Dateline, among the others.

Genn's caricatures have been featured in several personal, as well as many group exhibitions. In 2006 James Gray Gallery had the first showing of his oil paintings "Sic transit Gloria Mundi", which paid homage to the genius of old white men, the only group that stoically withstood abuse and humiliation from Genn's poisonous pencil.

Jim Geraghty
Jim Geraghty is a conservative activist and regular contributor to National Review Online and National Review. In addition to writing columns for National Review, Geraghty also blogs for National Review Online and is a former reporter for States News Service.

During the 2004 US Presidential election, Geraghty was often critical of Democratic Party presidential candidate John Kerry. At the time his weblog used the name "The Kerry Spot". It was later renamed "TKS". Geraghty reported on the Killian documents and Rathergate stories on a daily basis on behalf of National Review and was critical of CBS and Dan Rather. Geraghty was one of the self described Pajamahadeen.

Starting in March 2005, Geraghty posted to TKS from Turkey, where he lived as an expatriate. In January 2007, he moved from TKS to a new blog, originally named "The Hillary Spot" but since renamed to "The Campaign Spot".

Geraghty's book, Voting to Kill: How 9/11 Launched the Era of Republican Leadership (Touchstone, September 2006, ISBN 0743290429) argues that national security and safety in the face of terrorist threats is the key issue in U.S. politics.

Geragthy frequently mentions his maxim "All statements from Barack Obama come with an expiration date. All of them." This recurring theme in his writing is sometimes known as "Geraghty's Rule."

On March 25, 2010, after Congressman who had supported health care reform received death threats, Geraghty tweeted "BREAKING: Nation founded by men willing to shoot people over tax rates recoils in horror at threats to lawmakers"

Jonah Goldberg
Jonah Goldberg was the founding editor of National Review Online and is currently editor-at-large of NRO. He is a Pulitzer-nominated columnist for The Los Angeles Times.

Mr. Goldberg is currently a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

His column is carried by the Chicago Tribune, New York Post, Dallas Morning News and scores of other papers. His first book, Liberal Fascism, was a #1 New York Times and Amazon bestseller and was selected as the #1 history book of 2008 by Amazon readers. He is a member of the Board of Contributors to USA Today and previously served as a columnist for the Times of London, Brill's Content and the American Enterprise. His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Commentary, The New Yorker, Food and Wine and numerous other publications. He is currently a Fox News Contributor. He lives in Washington DC with his wife, Jessica Gavora, daughter, dog (Cosmo), cat (Gracie), and a rotating line-up of fish and snails that do not seem to live long enough to warrant permanent status in his biography.

Victor Davis Hanson
Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, scholarly papers, and newspaper editorials on matters ranging from ancient Greek, agrarian and military history to foreign affairs, domestic politics, and contemporary culture. He has written or edited 17 books, including Warfare and Agriculture in Classical Greece (1983; paperback ed. University of California Press, 1998); The Western Way of War (Alfred Knopf, 1989; 2d paperback ed. University of California Press, 2000); Hoplites: The Ancient Greek Battle Experience (Routledge, 1991; paperback., 1992); The Other Greeks: The Family Farm and the Agrarian Roots of Western Civilization (Free Press, 1995; 2nd paperback ed., University of California Press, 2000); Fields without Dreams: Defending the Agrarian Idea (Free Press, 1996; paperback, Touchstone, 1997; The Bay Area Book reviewers Non-fiction winner for 1996); The Land Was Everything, Letters from an American Farmer (Free Press, 2000; a Los Angeles Times Notable book of the year); The Wars of the Ancient Greeks (Cassell, 1999; paperback, 2001); The Soul of Battle (Free Press, 1999, paperback, Anchor/Vintage, 2000); Carnage and Culture (Doubleday, 2001; Anchor/Vintage, 2002; a New York Times bestseller); An Autumn of War (Anchor/Vintage, 2002); Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (Encounter, 2003), Ripples of Battle (Doubleday, 2003), and Between War and Peace (Random House, 2004).

A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War, was published by Random House in October 2005. It was named one of the New York Times Notable 100 Books of 2006. Hanson coauthored, with John Heath, Who Killed Homer? The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom (Free Press, 1998; paperback, Encounter Press, 2000); with Bruce Thornton and John Heath, Bonfire of the Humanities (ISI Books, 2001); and with Heather MacDonald, and Steven Malanga, The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today's (Ivan Dee 2007). He is currently editing Makers of Ancient Strategy for Princeton University Press.

Hanson has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Post, National Review, Washington Times, Commentary, The Washington Post, Claremont Review of Books, American Heritage, New Criterion, Policy Review, Wilson Quarterly, Weekly Standard, Daily Telegraph, and has been interviewed often on National Public Radio, PBS Newshour, Fox News, CNN, and C-Span's Book TV and In-Depth. He serves on the editorial board of the Military History Quarterly, and City Journal.

Since 2001, Hanson has written a weekly column for National Review Online, and in 2004, began his weekly syndicated column for Tribune Media Services. In 2006, he also began thrice-weekly blog for Pajamas Media, Works and Days.

John Hillen
decorated combat veteran and the former Assistant Secretary of State John Hillen is a decorated combat veteran and the former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in the second George W. Bush administration. A contributing editor to National Review for many years, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of NR's parent company. He is the CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. - a 1500 person defense technology company in northern Virginia. He has published several books and scores of articles on military and international security affairs and has been a fellow and defense analyst at The Heritage Foundation, among other think tanks. A paratrooper and reconnaissance officer for twelve years in the Army, he served in conventional and special operations units in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
William A. Jacobson
William A. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Prof. Jacobson is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. At Harvard he was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Prof. Jacobson had a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island, concentrating in investment, employment, and business disputes in the securities industry, including many high profile cases reported in leading newspapers and magazines.

Professor Jacobson is the founder of Legal Insurrection Blog, which went live on October 12, 2008, originally at Google Blogger. Legal Insurrection hit its one-millionth visit about 11.5 months later, its second million a few months after that, and since then readership and linkage from major websites have grown dramatically.

Charles Kesler

Charles R. Kesler is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, editor of the Claremont Review of Books, and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. Dr. Kesler also teaches in the Claremont Institute's Publius Fellows Program and Lincoln Fellows Program.

Dr. Kesler is editor of Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding, and co-editor of Keeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought. He has written extensively on American constitutionalism and political thought, and his edition of The Federalist Papers is the best-selling edition in the country.

Dr. Kesler contributes regularly to the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His articles on contemporary politics have also appeared in The Washington Times, Policy Review, National Review, and The Weekly Standard, among other journals.

Jon Kyl
Former Senator from Arizona. During Senator Kyl's 26 years in Congress, he built a reputation for mastering the complexities of legislative policy and coalition building, first in the House of Representatives and then in the Senate. In 2010, Time magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, noting his "encyclopedic knowledge of domestic and foreign policy, and his hard work and leadership" and his "power to persuade."

Senator Kyl sat on the powerful Senate Finance Committee where he was the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Taxation and Internal Revenue Service Oversight. The senator also served as the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. A member of the Republican Leadership for well over a decade, Senator Kyl chaired the Senate Republican Policy Committee and the Senate Republican Conference, before becoming Senate Republican Whip.

James Lileks
James Lileks was born in Fargo North Dakota, the son of Norman Rockwell and Betty Crocker. He attended the University of Minnesota for seven years, attending class for five; at the Minnesota Daily he started writing a column that has continued in the Twin Cities market for thirty years.

After college he used his English Major to find employment as a convenience store clerk, but soon left the world of actual labor for a series of jobs spent typing fiction in small, cloth-covered cubicles. He has been a columnist for City Pages, the Pioneer Press, Newhouse News Service and is presently a columnist for the Star-Tribune, where he also runs the blog.

He has published eight books - two novels, two collections, and four retro snarkfests based on his pop-culture history project, The Institute of Official Cheer. The Institute, a blog called "the Bleat" and many other time-wasting diversions can be found at He is married with one child and one dog and lives in Minneapolis under the southeast approach to the airport.

Rob Long
Rob Long is a writer and producer in Hollywood. He began his career writing on TV's long-running "Cheers," and served as co-executive producer in its final season. During his time on the series, "Cheers" received two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe awards. His most recent television series were "George and Leo," starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsh, "Love & Money," on CBS, and "Men, Women & Dogs," on the WB Network - all three of which he created with his writing partner, Dan Staley. Their production company, Staley/Long Productions, was based at Paramount Studios from 1993 to 2001, and is currently based at Touchstone Television.

He is a contributing editor of National Review, and Newsweek International and writes occasionally for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His weekly radio commentary, "Martini Shot," is broadcast on the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, and is distributed nationally.

His first book, Conversations with My Agent, chronicled his early career in television. It was published in the UK by Faber & Faber, in the US by Dutton, and in France by Actes Sud. His second book, Set Up, Joke, Set Up, Joke, was published in November 2005 by Bloomsbury.

Kathryn Jean Lopez
Kathryn Jean Lopez is the editor of National Review Online and the author of a nationally syndicated column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NPR, BBC and C-SPAN. A graduate of the Catholic University of America, Miss Lopez is a weekly guest on the nationally syndicated "Hugh Hewitt Show" and a regular commentator and correspondent for Vatican Radio.
Rich Lowry
Richard Lowry graduated in 1990 from the University of Virginia, where he studied English and history. He edited there a conservative monthly magazine called the Virginia Advocate. He went on to work as a research assistant for Charles Krauthammer, then as a reporter for a local paper in northern Virginia.

He joined National Review in 1992, after finishing second in an NR young writers contest. He became NR's Articles Editor before moving to Washington in the summer of 1994 to cover Congress.

He was named editor of National Review in 1997. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and a variety of other publications. He is a syndicated columnist and a commentator for the Fox News Channel. His book, Legacy: Paying the Price for the Clinton Years, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in New York City.

Andrew McCarthy
Andrew McCarty is Co-Chair, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, will discuss "A New Legal Framework for National Security" on January 26, 2010. McCarthy is a former federal prosecutor and a Contributing Editor with National Review Online. He co-chairs the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, where he also serves as a senior fellow.

Following the September 11 attacks, Mr. McCarthy supervised the U.S. Attorney's Anti-Terrorism Command Post in New York City. From 1999 through 2003, he was the Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District's satellite office, responsible for federal law enforcement in six counties north of New York City.

Mr. McCarthy is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Attorney General's Exceptional Service Award (1996) and Distinguished Service Award (1988). He has served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, and as an Associate Independent Counsel in the investigation of a former cabinet official.

He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law both at the Fordham University School of Law and at New York Law School. He writes extensively on a variety of legal, social and political issues for National Review and Commentary, among other publications, as well as providing commentary for various television and radio broadcasts.

Cleta Mitchell
CLETA MITCHELL is an attorney and partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP and a member of the firm's Political Law Practice. She has served as legal counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, and is a director of the National Rifle Association, the Bradley Foundation, and the American Conservative Union Foundation. In 2012, she authored Donor Disclosure: Undermining The First Amendment, and was named one of Washington's 25 Most Influential Women by National Journal.
Deroy Murdock
Deroy Murdock is a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service. His column, "This Opinion Just InĊ ," frequently appears in the New York Post, Washington Times, and Orange County Register, among some 400 U.S. newspapers he reaches weekly.

He was a regular panelist on PBS's "Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered," a founding staff commentator on MSNBC, and an On-Air Investigator and substitute host with "Damn Right," a nightly public affairs TV program produced by Tele-Communications, Inc. Murdock has appeared on ABC's Nightline and Politically Incorrect, CNBC, CNN, C-Span, Fox News Channel, and NBC Nightly News, among other TV and radio programs.

In conjunction with the Manhattan Institute, Murdock collaborated with former New York congressman Herman Badillo on One Nation: One Standard (Sentinel, 2006). He has contributed to Economic Strategy and National Security (Westview Press/Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), The Race Card: White Guilt, Black Resentment and the Assault on Truth and Justice (Forum, 1997), Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America (Praeger, 1997) and The Third Generation: Young Conservatives Look to the Future (Regnery-Gateway, 1987).

Jay Nordlinger
Jay Nordlinger is a senior editor of National Review. He writes about a variety of subjects, including politics, foreign affairs, and the arts. He is music critic for The New Criterion, as well as for NR. He was music critic for the New York Sun during the six years of its existence (2002-08). For National Review Online, he writes a column called "Impromptus." He has won awards for his work on human rights, in particular. Some 100 pieces are gathered in Here, There & Everywhere: Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger. A native Michigander, Nordlinger lives in New York.
Tim Pawlenty
Pawlenty had originally planned to seek a seat in the U.S. Senate seat in 2002. But several Republican leaders, including Vice President Dick Cheney, asked him to step aside to allow Norm Coleman to challenge Paul Wellstone. Pawlenty then decided to run for governor to succeed Jesse Ventura. The race saw four major-party candidates, including Pawlenty (Republican) Roger Moe (Democratic), Tim Penny (Independent), and Ken Pentel (Green). Pawlenty campaigned in 2002 on a pledge not to raise taxes to balance the state's budget deficit. He also supported requiring visa expiration dates on driver's licenses, a 24-hour waiting period on abortions, implementing the state's conceal-carry gun law and changing the state's education requirements.

Pawlenty became the 39th governor of Minnesota starting his term on January 6, 2003. He was re-elected in 2006.

Tim Phillips
Tim Phillips is president of Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Under his leadership, AFP has enjoyed rapid growth, going from nine state chapters in January of 2006 to 32 state chapters with fulltime staff on the ground, with more than 2 million grassroots activists in 50 states, who are fighting for free-market principles and policies at the state, national, and local levels. AFP staff and volunteers consistently fight for free market policies, and have been acknowledged as being key leaders in supporting Governor Scott Walker's budget reforms in Wisconsin, the successful Right to Work legislation in Michigan, and reform-minded budgets in states like North Carolina and Florida. A veteran political strategist and one of the nation's premier grassroots organizers, Phillips served as chief of staff to Congressman Bob Goodlatte's (R-VA), and helped found Century Strategies, one of the nation's leading public affairs, political consulting and public relations firms. Tim and his wife, Julia, have been married for 28 years, and are the proud parents of four children.
Sally Pipes

Sally C. Pipes is Taube Fellow in Health Care Studies, president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank. Prior to becoming president in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Ms. Pipes addresses national and international audiences on health care issues. She has been interviewed on ABC's 20/20 with John Stossel; CNN's Lou Dobbs Show; Fox News "Glenn Beck Show;" NBC's "Nightly News with Brian Williams"; Fox Business Network; "The O'Reilly Factor," Fox News "Your World With Neil Cavuto", "The Today Show;" "Kudlow & Company on CNBC, MSNBC, "Dateline;" "Politically Incorrect;" "The Dennis Miller Show;" and other prominent programs.

She has written regular columns for the Examiner newspapers, Chief Executive and Investor's Business Daily. Her health care opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times of London, The Hill, RealClearPolitics, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report, the Boston Globe, and the San Diego Union-Tribune, to name a few. Ms. Pipes' views on health care also appeared in a special report of the world's 30 leading health care experts published by entitled, "Solutions: Health Care" and in Steve Forbes latest book How Capitalism Can Save Us. She was widely quoted in Shape Magazine and in the New York Times Sunday Magazine in an article by Princeton's Peter Singer on how Obama will ration your care.

Ramesh Ponnuru
Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton's history department. Ponnuru has published articles in numerous newspapers including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Newsday, and the New York Post. He has also written for First Things, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, Reason, and other publications. He has appeared on numerous television news programs. He is the author of The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life. He is also the author of the monograph The Mystery of Japanese Growth (American Enterprise Institute/Centre for Policy Studies). He has been a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London and a media fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
Michael Ramirez
Two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning Editorial Cartoonist

Michael Ramirez is a two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1994 and 2008 and a three-time Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional Journalism Award winner. He is a Senior Editor and the editorial cartoonist for Investor's Business Daily. Ramirez is a Lincoln Fellow, an honorary member of Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and has won almost every journalism award in addition to the prestigious UCI Medal from the University of California, Irvine and the 2005 National Journalism Award, the 2008 Fischetti Award and The H. L. Mencken Award and is the author of the new book, Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion.

In a world of textual information, Ramirez combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the news with a captivating drawing style to create consistently outstanding and highly incisive satirical cartoons. His commentary on everything from the economy and markets to politics and international affairs offers a unique perspective on today's issues. They take a humorously insightful look at the world around us, making readers laugh while informing them on the issues of our times.

A regular contributor to USA Today and The Weekly Standard Magazine and formerly a regular guest on The News Hour with Jim Lehrer on PBS Television, Michael Ramirez's work is seen world-wide with a distribution of over four hundred newspapers and magazines through Creators Syndicate. He has been on CNN, CNN International, Fox News Sunday, BBC Television, BBC Radio, NPR, the Michael Reagan show and is a highly acclaimed international speaker. The former editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, his cartoons have been featured on CNN, Fox News, The Bill O'Reilly Show, and The Rush Limbaugh Show. His work can be seen in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Post, Time Magazine, National Review and US News and World Report.

Ralph Reed
Ralph Reed is chairman and CEO of Century Strategies, a public relations and public affairs firm. He has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies and served as a senior advisor to the George W. Bush presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004.

The Wall Street Journal called Reed "perhaps the finest political operative of his generation." He was named one of the top 10 political newsmakers in the nation by Newsweek, one of the 20 most influential leaders of his generation by Life magazine, and one of the 50 future leaders of America by Time magazine. As executive director of the Christian Coalition (1989-1997), he built one of nation's most effective grass roots organizations and played a pivotal role in the election of the first Republican Congress in 40 years. Under his leadership, the Christian Coalition grew from 2,000 members to more than 2 million members and supporters in 3,000 local chapters, with a budget of $27 million.

He is a sought-after political commentator on television whose columns have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author and editor of three best-selling books. He served as executive director, College Republican National Committee (1982-1984), and as youth co-chairman of the re-election campaign of President Ronald Reagan.

Christian Robey
Christian Robey has worked for various conservative and free market think tanks including: The Foundation for Economic Education, the Leadership Institute, and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. In 2009, he launched a conservative free market think thank for the District of Columbia: DC Progress. He is currently the Political Director for the Media Research Center where he coordinates outreach to the conservative movement. Christian was graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Philosophy in 1998, and also did graduate work in law and economics at George Mason University School of Law. He is a native of Virginia, and currently resides in Springfield, VA with his wife Amanda and two sons, Samuel and Fletcher.
Ned Ryun
Ned Ryun is the founder and President of American Majority, a non-partisan political training institute whose mission is to identify and mold the next wave of liberty-minded candidates, grassroots activists and community leaders. Under Ryun's leadership, American Majority has trained over 26,000 candidates and activists since January 2009. A former writer for President George W. Bush and the son of former Olympic medalist and U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun (R-KS), Ned is highly sought after for his commentary on Tea Party politics, the national political scene, grassroots engagement and the conservative movement in general.
Christina Hoff Sommers
Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. Before joining AEI, she was a professor of philosophy at Clark University where she specialized in moral theory. Her academic articles have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Philosophy and The New England Journal of Medicine. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, and The Atlantic.

Sommers is editor of Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, a leading college ethics textbook, and the author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys - the latter was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" in 2000. Her most recent book, co-authored with her AEI colleague Sally Satel, is One Nation Under Therapy.

Sommers has appeared on numerous television programs including Nightline, Sixty Minutes, the Oprah Winfrey Show and twice on Comedy Central's The Daily Show. She has lectured and taken part in debates on more than one hundred college campuses.

Cal Thomas
Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated op-ed columnist, appearing in more than 600 national newspapers. Thomas is the author of more than 10 books, including, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America" co-authored with Bob Beckel.

Thomas is FOX News political contributor who joined FOX News in 1997. He also appears as a panelist on "FOX News Watch."

Thomas is a 40-year veteran of broadcast and print journalism. He has worked for NBC News in Washington, D.C. and hosted his own program on CBNC that was nominated for a Cable ACE Award in 1995. Thomas is a graduate of American University.

Fred Thompson
Fred Dalton Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. He served as a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1994 through 2003.

Thompson served as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the United States Department of State, was a member of the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Visiting Fellow with the American Enterprise Institute, specializing in national security and intelligence.

As an actor, Thompson has appeared in a large number of movies and television shows. He has frequently portrayed governmental figures. In the final months of his U.S. Senate term in 2002, Thompson joined the cast of the long-running NBC television series Law & Order, playing Manhattan District Attorney Arthur Branch.

In May 2007 he took a break from acting in order to run for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. In 2009 he returned to acting and is co-starring with Brian Dennehy in the movie Alleged, about the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Michael Walsh
Walsh was named chief classical music critic of the San Francisco Examiner in November 1977, where in 1980 he won an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for music criticism. He became music critic of Time magazine in the spring of 1981,where his cover story subjects included James Levine, Vladimir Horowitz and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

From 1997-2002 he was a visiting fellow of the University Professors, Professor of Journalism and Professor of Film & Television at Boston University. He is currently Vice President of the board of the Wende Museum, devoted to East German and Soviet art, artifacts and scholarship, in Culver City, California.Since February, 2007, Walsh has written for National Review both under his own name and using a fictional persona named David Kahane, the name of which " borrowed from a screenwriter character in (the movie) The Player."

This persona has evolved into one of "...a Hollywood liberal who has a habit of sharing way too much about the rules by which they live to a conservative audience. In January, 2010, in collaboration with the late Andrew Breitbart, he launched, devoted to media commentary and criticism. He now writes a weekly opinion column for the New York Post, and in late June 2012 became a featured columnist at PJ Media.

Allen West
Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army's 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan. He received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year.

After his retirement from the Army in 2004, Allen taught high school for a year before returning to Afghanistan as a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.

In November of 2010, Allen was honored to continue his oath of service to his country when he was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida's 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

He is a Fox News Contributor, a Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and regularly writes for numerous media outlets, including his website, He is the author ofGuardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom.

Allen is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver and motorcyclist. His wife, Angela, holds an MBA and Ph.D. and is a financial planner. His older daughter, Aubrey, attends college in south Florida, and his younger daughter Austen, is in high school.

Bing West
Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the Reagan administration. A graduate of Georgetown and Princeton Universities, he served in the Marine infantry. He was a member of the Force Recon team that initiated attacks behind North Vietnamese lines.

He wrote the counterinsurgency classic, The Village, that has been on the Commandant's Reading List for 40 years. His books have won the Marine Corps Heritage Prize, the Colby Award for Military History, the VFW Media Award and the General Goodpaster Soldier-scholar Award. He has been on hundreds of patrols and operations throughout Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Bing is a member of St. Crispin's Order of the Infantry and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ed Whelan
Ed Whelan is president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and directs EPPC's program on The Constitution, the Courts, and the Culture. His areas of expertise include constitutional law and the judicial confirmation process. As a regular contributor to National Review Online's Bench Memos blog, he has been a leading commentator on Supreme Court and other judicial nominations and on issues of constitutional law. He has written essays and op-eds for opinion journals (including National Review, National Review Online, and the Weekly Standard), newspapers (including the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today), and academic symposia.

Mr. Whelan, a lawyer and a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has served in positions of responsibility in all three branches of the federal government. From just before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, until joining EPPC in 2004, Mr. Whelan was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice. In that capacity, he advised the White House Counsel's Office, the Attorney General and other senior DOJ officials, and Departments and agencies throughout the executive branch on difficult and sensitive legal questions. Mr. Whelan previously served on Capitol Hill as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In addition to clerking for Justice Scalia, he was a law clerk to Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Whelan also previously worked as Senior Vice President and Counselor to the General Counsel for Verizon Corp. and as a lawyer in private practice.

In 1981 Mr. Whelan graduated with honors from Harvard College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. magna cum laude in 1985 from Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review.

Kevin Williamson
Kevin D. Williamson is deputy managing editor of National Review and writes NRO's Exchequer blog on debt and deficits. He is the theater critic for The New Criterion and his book on socialism will be published early next year. He is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and lives in New York City.
John Yoo

John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where he has taught since 1993. From 2001-03, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on issues involving foreign affairs, national security, and the separation of powers. He served as general counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from 1995-96, where he advised on constitutional issues and judicial nominations.

Professor Yoo received his B.A., summa cum laude, in American history from Harvard University. In law school, he was an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1993, and then clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. He has received the Bator Award for excellence in legal scholarship and teaching from the Federalist Society.