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Contributing Authors

Allan Bourdius

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Allan Bourdius is the founder and editor of the blog "Their Finest Hour" and a co-founder of Vigilant Liberty Radio. He hosts both "The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty" (with co-hostess Krystle Schoonveld) and "Their Finest Hour Radio" on the network. Allan has also written for both "Hot Air" and "A Pocket Full of Liberty" and has been credentialed media on several occasions, most notably at the White House for the Medal of Honor presentation to Staff Sergeant Ty Carter in August 2013.

Amanda McCallister

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Amanda was a city planner, but is now an educator. She's also an anarcho-capitalist, which explains why she hosts "Edge of Anarchy" on Vigilant Liberty Radio.

Chris Barron

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Christopher R. Barron is a political communications and public relations specialist based in Washington, D.C. Barron is the former co-founder of GOProud, the conservative LGBT organization, and currently leads the grassroots LGBT for Trump effort.

Daniel Silverman

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Daniel is a 45-year old-husband and father to nine children in the central valley, California. He has been a conservative political activist in California since 2010. Daniel has been a contributor to blogs such as The Truth About Guns, and other new publications. The focus of his activities has revolved around gun rights within the state of California. Daniel is an active board member of Gun Rights Across America (GRAA.) His career is as an Information Security Administrator for the country’s largest winery located within the central valley.

Deb Fillman

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Independent and critical thinker who intentionally avoids following the crowd. Curious, and intellectually honest, turns over every rock to ensure opinions have a basis in facts, rational thought, and sound principles.

Felicia Cravens

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Felicia Cravens is a freelance writer and conservative activist who has worked in Republican leadership for nearly two decades. She founded the Houston Tea Party Society and has spent years training and speaking to activists about party participation, conventions, parliamentary procedure, and messaging. Her work can also be found at Free Radical Network.

Fiona Trafton

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Fiona Trafton has worked for elected officials in both the European and Scottish Parliament as a political staffer. She now lives in the Greater Seattle area with her husband. Fiona is a professional writer with extensive experience in ghost writing, blogging and message development -- to name but a few. When she is not writing, she enjoys photography, art, following her favorite soccer team and traveling.

Jason Pye

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Jason Pye is the director of public policy and legislative affairs for FreedomWorks. He provides policy and legislative analysis for FreedomWorks, promotes the organization's policy agenda on Capitol Hill, and works with allied congressional staffers to build support for their legislative priorities with the organization's grassroots community. Before joining FreedomWorks, Jason served as editor of United Liberty, a blog dedicated to promoting free markets, individual liberty, and limited government.

Jason Smith

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Jason K. Smith, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Communications & Media Arts at Bethany College in Bethany West Virginia and Vice President of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Chapter.

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Katrina is a devoted advocate for Millennium issues with deep concerns over the direction of America's foreign policy. Communications sorceress, international relations wonk and literature nerd. Current: State Chair of South Carolina Young Republicans. Featured by NYT, BBC, the Guardian and Glenn Beck radio.

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Kenny Hitt is an Associated Press Award-Winning videographer, photographer and graphic designer. His work hasbeen featured by NBC, Image Comics and Scholastic Publishing. Kenny is the producer and co-host of GulchCast, a weekly internet radio show and podcast discussing science, technology, economics and innovative ideas. He currently resides on South Carolina's Grand Strand.

Kevin Boyd

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Delightfully cynical professional writer and blogger (yes, that's a real job) who writes for numerous websites. Occasionally, I'm even a professional thinker. I turned being a nerd into a career.

Kristin McCarthy

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The proud mama of four little darling girls in devil's horns. After receiving a Masters degree in Special Education and teaching for a number of years I "retired" in order to stay home with the kids and devote my life to the wonders of domesticity. Somewhere in between scrubbing floors and cooking food that no one will eat I found my way into writing. When I am not busy folding laundry, vacuuming up dog hair and toys and keeping the kids alive I can be found writing on my snarky little blog Four Princesses and The Cheese or for other publications that are kind enough to tolerate me such as Red Tricycle, Suburban Misfit Mom, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Blunt Moms and BonBon Break.

Krystle Schoonveld

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Krystle Schoonveld is a stay-at-home mom of three, a military wife, and veteran, who runs a small photography business on the side. She is also the co-host for Vigilant Liberty Radio's Tuesday night show The Roundtable of Extreme Liberty. She is originally from North Carolina, but currently resides in southern Arizona. Krystle holds a degree in information systems management. Some of her other written works are available at The Federalist.

Liz Harrison

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Political commentator, former campaign operative, media executive, legal and medical writer, literary editor and publisher. Founder at Vigilant Liberty Radio, podcaster and radio talk-show host, and a sexual freedom activist.

Marc Solomon

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Marc is a privatized banking evangelist, political/economics writer, rocket scientist, Ron Paul Radio talk show host, alternative head shrinker, and music producer. First libertarian observed in vitro.

Martin Schwartz

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Martin Schwartz was a N.Y. police officer, a U.S. Treasury Special Agent (criminal investigator) attached to the U.S. Customs Service, an assistant district attorney in NYC, a special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York (Manhattan) and a special counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice. He is now a writer with prior published work in the N.Y. Times, U.S. News & World Report, U.S.A. Today and Newsday, and a consultant to law enforcement.

Mary Lou Lang-Byrd

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Mary Lou Lang-Byrd is a freelance reporter in Middletown NJ, whose stories have been featured in the Washington Free Beacon, The Daily Caller, LifeZette, and financial sites including StreetAuthority and Trefis. Prior to freelancing, she worked at financial magazines for Dow Jones and the A.M. Best Company and other economic development publications.

Moriah Jovan

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Moriah Jovan is an ADHD-addled novelist with an agenda: religion, money, politics, and sex—all the things your mama told you not to talk about in public. She’s a sex-positive pot-and-prostitution libertarian Mormon dabbling in paganism, a dilettante DIYer, a Chiefs and Royals fan with an unnatural love for office supplies. She has a huge crush on José Tomás and Hank Rearden. Find her at moriahjovan.com.

Sharon Wren

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Sharon Wren writes commercial blog posts, profiles, and articles about cooking, social media and the environment for a variety of online and print clients and websites. Her first political memory was learning that Watergate was the name of a hotel and not a dam. “That’s a stupid name for a hotel!” When she’s not being disappointed by Illinois politicians in both parties, she enjoys reading, playing Marvel Academy and watching various Chicago sports teams.

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Taylor is a pro-blogger, the token libertarian of Hot Air, and a co-founder at Vigilant Liberty Radio. When he isn't reading comments - which he shouldn't do - or trolling people on Twitter, he's usually playing video games, reading comic books, or going to Dallas Stars games.

Ted Abram

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Personal freedom for humanity is my pursuit. A world with free-people thinking, speaking, creating, producing, competing and exchanging ideas advances the world of commerce, science and art. Personal freedom includes personal responsibility and respect for the freedom of all people.

A retired Oregon judge, I was a member of the Peace Corps in Guatemala and Liberia, West Africa. Having lived in Europe, Africa, and South America, I currently reside in Klamath Falls, Oregon and am Executive Director of the American Institute for Full Employment.

Tim Murphy

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Congressman Murphy relies on forty years as a psychologist to advocate for meaningful reforms in the U.S. mental healthcare system. As one of only a handful of members of Congress with a background in healthcare, Murphy quickly established himself as a leader on the issue. His bill, H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, is the most transformational crisis mental health reform bill in 50 years. Representing Southwestern Pennsylvania, a world leader in the research, development, and transmission of energy, Congressman Murphy presides as Chairman over the House Energy and Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations (O&I) subcommittee. Murphy has led numerous investigations during his tenure as Chairman of O&I including General Motors Company in March 2014, Volkswagen in October 2015, and the Department of Energy in June 2015. He also worked on the investigation involving Solyndra in 2011. He also sits on two additional subcommittees: Health and Environment & Economy.

Tom Dougherty

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Political data expert who detests apathy and respects accountability. President & CEO of Practical Politicking. Headed back to sea soon aboard DANGER ZONE, my Melges 24 racing sailboat.

Zachary Whatule

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Zachary Whatule is a college student at Liberty University. He lives in Delmont, Pennsylvania with his fiancé and their dachshund. He's working as a telecommuter and freelance writer.

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