Alma M. Womack is a Louisiana native, graduate of LSU and a career wife, mother, grandmother and farm hand. She lives on Tupelo Brake on Smithland Plantation near Jonesville, LA, with 18 chickens and 8-14 dogs. She is fiercely patriotic, an unreconstructed Southerner, and a weekly contributor to the Jena Times newspaper.
Albert Constantine Jr.
"Albert Constantine Junior~ is the pseudonym of a Delaware native who grew up in the county council district once briefly represented by Joe Biden, and has followed the antics of the current occupant of the White House since that campaign. A fellow alumnus of the University of Delaware, following graduation, Albert spent the next few years on active duty with the United States Marine Corps, and the decade that followed in reserve status while pursuing a career in law enforcement that lasted more than thirty years in the state of his birth.
Animal hails from Alaska’s Susitna Valley, where he maintains his rural household in one of America’s last free places. He is a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Army including service in Operation Desert Storm, and today is a focused minarchist libertarian, along with being an author, self-employed small businessman, woods bum and semi-professional bad influence.” Animal is the owner and author of the blog Animal Magnetism, at www.frombearcreek.com
Bill Crews, AKA "Streiff"~ is a former infantry officer, CGSC grad and Army Operations Center alumnus. Bill is also the former Managing Editor at Red State, who although still continues to provide that great publication with stellar content, has graciously offered his time and effort to help grow this site.
Bob Eikey is a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He holds a BS in Natural Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Biology from The Ohio State University. A lifelong competitive Marksman, Bob has decades of experience in several disciplines most notably High Power Rifle and Small-bore rifle as a coach and competitor. Bob was a member of the Ohio State Varsity Rifle team and was at that time the oldest NCAA Division 1 Student Athlete in the Country. Bob is also a sportsman having hunted all manner of game across North America.
Chris Talgo is the editorial director for The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Prior to working at The Heartland Institute, Talgo taught U.S. history and American government for five years in Bluffton, South Carolina. He served on the Town of Bluffton Accommodations Tax Committee and was elected precinct delegate for his voting district. He is an avid reader of history and the social sciences. He enjoys watching and playing sports and competes in 5k and 10k runs.
Cody Daigle was born in Southern Louisiana & joined the Navy at 17. After boot camp he was sent to Pensacola for training to become a Cryptologist. Daigle served on the USS Gettysburg and the USS Leyte Gulf. Deployed four times. Two into the Persian Gulf, 1 to play with pirates off the coast of Africa, and 1 to spend six months in the Med trying to drink Europe dry. Retired after 20 years in 2020, and currently works for a large Credit Union making sure everyone does the training the government requires. He spends his free time camping with his amazing wife, two kids, and three dogs.
Cushman Younger is the nom de plume of a retired corporate attorney. He holds a BA in Economics and a Juris Doctor from an ivy league law school. Having spent most of his career in senior roles with the legal departments of major international financial institutions, he finds himself writing the occasional poem, sometimes with a social message, and sometimes without.
A collection of his poems titled, "The Cruel March of Time", will be available shortly on Amazon.
Dana Pico~ is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and alumnus of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and international Commerce, and has written for the Kentucky Kernel, UK's student newspaper, as well as a few articles for the Lexington Herald-Leader, all in the days just after Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. He is now retired and living on his small farm on the banks of the Kentucky River. You can find more of his writings at The First Street Journal.
Lt Col (ret) Darin Gaub is a Co-founder of Restore Liberty, an international military strategist and foreign policy analyst, an executive leadership coach, and serves on the boards of multiple volunteer national organizations. The views presented are those of the author and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or its components.
Dave Agusta~is a retired manufacturing engineer from a major international corporation, having spent 39 years with the company. He was born and spent the first 62 years of his life in Western New York, moved to Colorado after retiring in 2010 and then 2 years ago to Twin Falls, Idaho. He now spends his retirement in his woodworking shop, making the occasional batch of wine, and kayaking on the Snake River with his wife. He considers himself very conservative, concerned with the size, power and overreach of the federal government and its growing intrusion into all Americans lives.
David T. Cloft
David T. Cloft is a competitive smallbore and long range rifle shooter from the United States, who has won seven National Championships and has set 17 US National Records.[In 1999 he became the first American to be Knighted by the Princess of Buedingen, Germany after winning their annual Schutzenfest. In 2011, in Brisbane Australia, he finished 15th in the world for long range rifle shooters. He formerly retired after 24-years of service in United States Army, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he’s a 1997 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point. He now teaches math, science and history at a private Christian school in Northeastern Michigan and lives spending time with his wife and two teenage sons.
David Wyatt is a Christian, husband, father, son, and American citizen. In that order. He has worn many hats vocationally, from stockbroker to singer/songwriter. Today, David splits his time between his web development businesses, writing Christian (https://www.viewsfromthepew.com/) and social commentary, and being with family - not necessarily in that order!
Don Smith is a defense contractor and retired Army Reserve officer who served in DESERT SHIELD/STORM and was mobilized after 9/11. He has a bachelors' degree in history from the University of Virginia and a masters' degree in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University). His great-grandfather served in Company C, 14th Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. He is a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructor.
EagleHasLanded has an extensive insurance consultant background dating back over 3 decades. He merged his company with a national firm in 2018 and served as a Senior Partner until March 2021. He has been active in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and the Boys and Girls Club. He enlisted in the Army in 1976 and went on to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1983 and served as an infantry officer until 1988.
Edward Haugland 38+ year IC DOD retired Senior Executive, Patriot, American, and defender of our Constitution. USAF veteran. Happily married! Independent Consultant. Expertise in Cognitive Warfare, Grey Zone, Advanced S&T/R&D, Nuclear Arms Control, Strategy and Strategic Planning.
“Elizabeth is the founder and editor of The American Crisis. She is a current contributor to Newsmax and The Western Journal and a previous contributor to RedState, The Dan Bongino Show, and The Federalist.” Her articles have also appeared on HotAir, Instapundit, RealClearPolitics, MSN, Newsmax, Ricochet and Twitchy. Prior to blogging, Elizabeth was a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch and an independent equity trader. She is a wife, a mom to three grown children and several beloved golden retrievers, and a grandmother!
Ethan Imaap has sought le bon mot, brotherly camaraderie, and God's favor since childhood. Over the course of two decades as an editor and writer he's covered commercial and recreational fishing in New England, life on Cape Cod, and how to discern good knives from bad while at a prestigious knife publication. Most recently, his efforts supported America's strong hunting tradition while calling out its saboteurs.
He spent one year, 1991-1992, in the U.S. Army, mostly at Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. His thin claim to valor consists of getting accepted at such a prestigious institution in the first place, not washing out, and never falling out of a road march--and he's sticking to it! He looks up to all the knights and ladies he met along the way, continually reaching out to them as he shares his thoughts on the strategic and spiritual battle for America's soul at StormTheCulture.com.
Fabius Maximus the Younger
Fabius Maximus the Younger is a Retired Army officer, PhD, graduate of West Point, and a former assistant professor at a number of military institutions. Fabius has published two dozen scholarly publications. He is a combat veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Jack Point is a former motorcycle kamikaze and racing photographer, with years of experience in the firearms industry and theater to boot. (Big guns, fast motorcycles and light opera!) Having one article published years ago on a whim, for some reason an opportunity to write again seemed like a good idea.
James Atticus Bowden
James Atticus Bowden is a co-founder of the Virginia First Foundation. He is a retired U.S. Army Officer and Defense Consultant. His home of record upon entering the United States Military Academy was Arlington, Virginia. He graduated in 1972. Bowden served as an airborne, ranger infantry officer in 5 Divisions. He earned graduate degrees from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University. He taught as an Assistant Professor at USMA and Adjunct Faculty at the College of William and Mary.
BG(R) Jeffery Marshall
"Dr. Jeffery Marshall~ has a doctorate from Vanderbilt's Leadership and Learning in Organizations Ed.D. program. He is currently the President and founder of Morgan Works, a small company that helps organizations understand their environments and develop and execute effective plans. He is a retired Army Brigadier General and former Vice President, Consulting Services with a global consulting company.
Jennifer Barreto-Leyva is an attorney, journalist, and writer born and based in Venezuela, and raised in Puerto Rico. Pro-life activist. Former Fox News correspondent. President of Club de los Viernes chapter Venezuela, General coordinator of Mujeres en libertad. Host and producer of the shows Politics in skirts, Política en faldas, The Talk and The JBL show. She is part of the editorial national board of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. TV and radio host. Former Venezuelan ambassador to the Britts Global organization in the United Nations. Politics analyst in Radio Oasis in Florida and in CTV Barranquilla in Colombia. Opinion columnist, President of The Ladies Coalition.
Jeremy T Mercier is a 28 year old Connecticut native, currently residing in South Dakota, who became politically initiated during the onset of the Covid 19 Pandemic. He is determined to offer reporting on controversial topics from a factual perspective because as a father to a 3 year old, the need for less polarizing media is more apparent than ever.
See more of Jeremy’s work at https://jeremymercier.substack.com/
Jim Hollingsworth holds degrees from Mt San Antonio Junior College, Humboldt State College (University), and has a master's degree in Biblical Studies from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. He worked at the Bunker Hill Mine in Kellogg, Idaho as a Maintenance Planner, for Nine years, pastored churches and was principal of Christian schools for ten years, spent four years in Mexico doing church planting among the Tepehuan Indians, and spent over twenty years in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho as a building contractor. He is now retired and writing books: Climate Change: A Convenient Truth, Cortez: A Biography, The Ancient Culture of the Aztec Empire and Abortion Compassion. The book on climate is now in the Second Edition.
Joe Heaton is an avid Anti-Marxist who desires to confront their malignant ideas directly. He is a father who fears that his children will not grow up in the same free country that he did. He is disgusted by how many people who swore to defend the Constitution betray the Constitution by supporting the advent of tyrannical practices in America. Yet, he is not a political writer. He generally writes stories and about philosophical concepts.
John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Free Idaho. He is a graduate of Purdue University and spent 40 years doing product development, quality assurance, and strategic planning in the fields of railroad maintenance, oil exploration, and defense systems for the Army and Navy. As a retiree he now spends his time writing social and political commentary.
John Kachelman Jr
John L. Kachelman, Jr is an evangelist in the Churches of Christ and an author of over 25 published books, living in Montgomery, AL. He has been involved in humanitarian actions in 40 foreign nations as well as the USA. The successes of these efforts are attributed to the strength of the private sector’s compassion. He views the greatest threat to freedom as the political demagoguery that criminalizes, attacks and punishes man’s inalienable rights.
John Parillo is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After service in the first Gulf War, he left active duty for opportunities in the private sector. After a career in logistics, culminating as Vice President of Operations and Sales for Penske Logistics, he decided to retire and spend time thinking and writing about the meaning of life.
Dr. John R. “Buck” Surdu retired from the US Army as a Colonel after almost 29 years of service. He served in a number of leadership positions as an infantry officer before being transferred to the Acquisition Corps. He was a successful project manager within the Army as well as a project manager at DARPA for the Deep Green program, among other projects. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science with background and refereed publications in artificial intelligence, modeling and simulation, and software engineering. He is currently working in the defense industry, creating advanced technologies. He takes seriously his oath to defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Jonathan Daniels (pseudonym) is a follower of Christ who has spent his working life in private industry and family businesses, with parallel service in elected office and various roles in the church and community. “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other” – John Adams.
Kevin L White is a 30 year retired Air Force veteran. He is currently a government contractor on the Air Force's newest tanker platform: The KC-46. He mentors youth on career options and encourages development paths to success. Kevin currently lives in Dayton Ohio with his wife Carolyn.
King Pizza is a practicing lawyer living in Florida. During the pandemic, he spoke out publicly to his county commission against the implementation of a mask mandate. Besides politics, he enjoys eating pizza (sadly, he says, "yes" to pineapple on pizza) reading, taking photographs and watching Jeopardy.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. He had a civilian career in international business and medical research. Dr. Sellin is the author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution. His email address is email@example.com.
Marcus Watkins is a God first conservative, grassroots GOP political activist and proud family man. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.
Marcus is National Director for the Michigan Republican Assembly, an advisor to and member of BLEXIT Michigan (Former Assistant State Director), a member of the Wayne County Republican Party, Citizens of Free Speech and Michigan Leadership Group. He writes about culture and politics and is a lover of baseball, jazz and fine wine.
An irreverent old guy, whatever that means. Retired and still learning. I guess that means I'm still alive. If I teach anyone anything from my writings, it is because I wrote something I was wanting to understand better for myself. I also include strong opinions from time to time.
Mark Ryan is an Army veteran of the first gulf war era, served as a forward observer He is married to his wife, Karen. Mark is an ordained elder of the Free Methodist Church serving a rural congregation in Northern Michigan. he holds a Master of Ministry degree from Warner University.
Retired Army intelligence officer and senior executive from the intelligence community. Currently ranching in Colorado with horses and a variety of herd animals. Experienced large program manager with test and evaluation expertise. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance expert with extensive national technical means experience. Overseas tours in Germany and Korea. Active investor, golfer, hockey player, reloader.
Max is a Born-Again Christian and grandson of legal immigrants. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, and Ancient History. Max is well-known as a "Conservative teacher" in many academic circles, having taught all ages, from inner-city school children to college students.
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Mike Ford~ is the Managing Editor for AFNN. He is a retired Infantry Officer who writes mainly on Military and Foreign Policy, while occasionally dabbling in Political and Economic matters. Ford has widespread experience, ranging from military, local law enforcement and developing technology solutions for special operations applications. He also does occasional consulting work for local and state governments along with private industry.
Michael Kahn is a former Army cold war tanker who has spent most of his adult life writing software for the aerospace industry. He landed in Oklahoma City 30 years ago and hopes never to move away. He enjoys sailing, woodworking, and brewing beer. Out of concern for the way this
nation is heading, he is learning vegetable gardening, hoping this year will be an improvement on last year's meagre harvest.
Michael A. Thiac~ is a retired Army intelligence officer, with over 23 years experience, including serving in the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the Middle East. He is also a retired police patrol sergeant, with over 22 years service, and over ten years experience in field training of newly assigned officers. He has been published at The American Thinker, PoliceOne.com, and on his personal blog, A Cop's Watch.
Ned Claybrook (a pseudonym) is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. He served in the U.S. Army after graduation, and reached the rank of Captain. After completing his service obligation, he took a position at a Fortune 500 company and successfully managed there for 11 years, gaining experience in fleet maintenance, logistics, manufacturing, and purchasing.
Realizing that the socially woke culture of a global corporation is a dreary prison for conservative white males, he left the corporate ladder to start a career as a financial advisor. He has never regretted the transition. White currently owns his own business and focuses on helping people achieve the American Dream of financial independence. In his free time, he follows politics avidly and strongly advocates for “Constitutional conservativism with a libertarian bent.”
MG (R) Paul Vallely
Major General Paul E. Vallely, U.S. Army (Ret) is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His 31 year service in the Army included two combat tours in Vietnam , 15 years experience in Special Operations, culminating as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific. MG Vallely is now the Chairman of Stand Up America US Foundation. He and LTG Thomas McInerney co-authored the book, “Endgame” – "Blueprint for Victory for Winning the War on Terror.”
a US Navy veteran and liberty-loving American. I am also a high school educated middle-aged proud member of the middle class. I consider myself a conservative in politics but I am not what most people think of when they imagine a conservative. I am not a religious man, do not hunt or fish, and don't own a gun. I live in a big beautiful house in a small Victorian town in central Pennsylvania with the woman of my dreams.
Richard Edward Tracy
Richard Edward Tracy is the nome de plume of one of the original lost boys from Neverland. Richard Edward always dreamed that when he grew up, he would be like Rod Serling. Time passed and as Richard Edward continued to hang out with the boys, he realized that no one in Neverland ever grew up, ever got any older. (I guess that’s why they call it NEVERland). Richard Edward is a US citizen, a USAF veteran, a proud American and yes, still struggles at growing up.
Richard Jonas (a pseudonym) has over 40 years of experience as an Army officer, scientist, and businessman. His military career spanned over 25 years, from service in Europe during the Cold War through deployment in the latest Iraq campaign. He served for more than 15 years as a scientist in the aerospace, defense, and energy fields, applying statistical analysis to a wide range of complex problems. He now works as a corporate executive providing jobs across America.
Robert of Rosemont
A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the Wharton School of Business, Robert is a life-long resident of Pennsylvania. A third-generation poll watcher, Robert’s grandmother was a suffragette and the first female columnist of any daily newspaper in America. She was instrumental in making Mother’s Day a national holiday. Before she had eight kids, Robert’s mother worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence. Robert’s father was a Captain in the US Navy. His career included contested landings in the Pacific Theatre, taking back Japanese held islands. Robert spent 14 years traveling to Capitol Hill to meet with staffers and members of the House and the Senate. He has presented at the Department of Navy, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture, the House Oversight Committee and the General Accounting Office. Robert is a registered Independent voter.
Bob Shillingstad is a retired as a financial planner and partner in a national firm, although he did get his start by teaching high school just out of college. He has been married to his wife Jane, for 60 years. They have been Christians for most of that time, passing on that worldview to their children and 24 grandchildren is their purpose.
Ron Yates is an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels. Before turning to fiction, he was an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media. The books in his “Finding Billy Battles Trilogy” have won multiple awards, including the Goethe Grand Prize Award for Historical Fiction and “Best Book of the Year” from Chanticleer International Book Awards, as well as the Grand Prize from The KCT International Literary Awards and the New York City Big Book Award. Ron proudly served four years in the U.S. Army Security Agency.
Roz Stevens is a native of Palm Beach County, Florida. She is a cultural conservative, Christian, Republican and a chapter leader for the Independent Women’s Network where she is also a contributor.
Roz was a family advocate for 35 years and recently expanded her advocacy to Education Freedom. She is creating a Palm Beach School Choice website, a local directory of all private, religious and charter schools. She encourages parents to use recently adopted Universal School Choice laws to create the perfectly tailored education for their children.
Currently she is working on her book, “I’m Bringing the Fire: Creating the 21st Century School”
Sam Pearson~ is a retired Army Colonel with a variety of experience in both government and private sectors. As arguably one of the World's foremost military logisticians, he has been responsible for the on time delivery of supplies and services worth billions of dollars. After service in Southwest Asia, he was hand picked to support logistics operations in support of earthquake relief operations in Haiti. Pearson now serves as a consultant and volunteer mentor for students seeking their doctorates in advance statistical analysis.
Selwyn Duke (@SelwynDuke) has written for The Hill, Observer, The American Conservative, WorldNetDaily and American Thinker. He has also contributed to college textbooks published by Gale – Cengage Learning, has appeared on television and is a frequent guest on radio. His website is www.SelwynDuke.com.
Seton A. Motley is a consultant and the founder and president of Less Government. He is a Conservative - because human nature says so. Please feel free to follow him: Twitter and Facebook. And the far less censorious MeWe and Gab. It's his kind of stalking. For media appearances and/or speaking engagements: Press@LessGovernment.org.
Silas DoGood is a pen name for a 1985 graduate of West Point. After a short and undistinguished military career, Silas took his honorable discharge and went to work for a defense contractor for a few years. After that, he worked for several IT companies in the greater Kansas City area. Silas still resides in Kansas City, where he raised his two children and along with his wife of over 30 years is eagerly waiting on his children to dutifully produce grandchildren.
Stu Cvrk retired as a Captain after serving 30 years in the US Navy in a variety of active and reserve capacities, with considerable operational experience in the Middle East and the Western Pacific. Through education and experience, an oceanographer and systems analyst, Stu is a graduate of the US Naval Academy, where he received a classical liberal education, which serves as the key foundation for his political commentary.
Susan Marie Stidham
Dr. Susan Marie Stidham has both a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine. She maintains a private equine veterinary practice in the foothills of Northern California. She is a patriot and the daughter of retired USMC LtCol HE Stidham, a decorated Marine Raider, and battle field promoted WWII and Korean War veteran.
"Retired US Army SFC. Masters in Psychology/Addictions Counseling. Married, Father of four. Completely politically unaffiliated to all except the Constitution and anything that causes our Nation to move forward within the confines of that Founding Law. As such, it is a lonely Political Life"
Teresa Ford~ is a retired high school principal and English teacher. She spent 30 years in public education, the last fifteen in educational administration. Her patience with adults is limited, but she can ignore teenagers for hours at a time. She and her husband have three adult children who live on opposite ends of the country, unfortunately in liberal states. Teresa enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and a good (or even mediocre) glass of wine.
A political pundit and grassroots activist buried deep behind enemy lines in his native Upstate NY, Timothy has been active in GOP and Conservative politics for over 50 years. The former host of Radio Red Nation Rising and Patriot Uprising TV, he served in elected local government positions in Massachusetts and is a serial entrepreneur and business consultant. Timothy is also the co-Founder of MAGA Institute and the co-host of MAGA Institute Podcast.
Tom Weaver hails from Fort Worth Texas and hopes to someday return home from his current residence in Massachusetts.
Tom graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1974. He was qualified as a Chief Nuclear Engineer and a Surface Warfare Officer, serving as the Electrical Officer on the USS Virginia CGN-38 and the Navigator of the USS Texas CGN-39.
Tom left the US Navy for the civilian world in 1979.