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Founder: Michelle Malkin
Managing Editors: Jenn Taylor, Lori Ziganto
Editors: Sarah Desprat, Brett Taylor, Doug Powers, Jim Jamitis
Contributing Editors: Michelle Malkin, Jesse Malkin, William Amos, Jacob Bunn, Erik Soderstrom
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Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin
Wife, mom of two kids, and now mom of three websites — michellemalkin.com, hotair.com, and twitchy.com. Newspaper columnist in her 20th year of national syndication with Creators Syndicate. Author of four best-selling books and Fox News Contributor. HP Labs’ Social Computing Lab ranked Malkin’s Twitter feed as one of the “most influential” in the Twitterverse. The liberal-leaning web site Mediaite ranks her as one of the most influential conservative print/online columnists in the U.S. The conservative-leaning U.K. Telegraph ranked Malkin the third-most influential female conservative in the U.S. Internet search company PeekYou determined that Malkin had the largest digital footprint on the Internet among political bloggers.
Jenn Taylor @jennqpublic
Jenn is a conservative blogger who grew up in New York City. She escaped blue state academia for redder pastures in the South where she now lives with her husband and a puppy named Knuckles. Jenn likes to wear jeans to thwart creepy liberals who say they need to lift conservative chicks’ skirts to see if they’re really women. She co-hosts That’s What She Said on FTR Radio and has contributed to Human Events, PJ Media, and several other conservative publications.
Lori Ziganto @snarkandboobs
Lori is a home-schooling mom to a 9-year-old daughter. She is also daughter of Daft Scottish Mom, who calls her an ‘awful wee lassie’ on a daily basis. She cannot argue with this assessment. Mark Steyn and Thomas Sowell are her “Thinkies Porn” and she is one of those icky fiscal and social Conservatives. Between laundry, Barbies and school, Lori is also a blogger who writes for RedState, Human Events,CafeMom and Big Journalism. Lori also very much enjoys the evil substances known as salt, red meat, and bacon. She is the co-host of That’s What She Said on FTR Radio.
Sarah Desprat @sarahbellumd
Sarah was born just outside of Chicago to two pretty awesome parents. Seriously. They’re awesome. While attending Grinnell College in Iowa, she majored in biology, got turned off by leftism, and saw a lot of corn. She’s a recent transplant to Colorado after living and working in the D.C. area for about a year and a half, and she couldn’t be happier to be far away from the swamp. Also, she can see mountains from her house. Sweet! She loves food and dogs and languages and “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.” She really wants to bake cookies with Greg, Bill, and Andy. She’s addicted to Twitter and thinks Roald Dahl was the greatest writer ever, even though he was kind of a huge jerk in real life. And she wishes she were taller. That’d be nice.
Brett Taylor @punkasscracker
Brett is a husband and father of two who has lived his life near the Great Lakes. Several years spent in academia studying English literature convinced him he wasn’t a liberal after all. He is an avid Anglophile who enjoys reading manga, entering remix competitions, and live DJing his wife’s treadmill workouts.
Doug Powers @ThePowersThatBe
Doug was born and raised in Michigan, where he still resides with his wife and three children who have reached an educational level where he is no longer capable of helping them with their homework. He grew interested in political writing after reading P.J. O’Rourke in Rolling Stone and hasn’t looked back since. Doug became a conservative while working as a grocery store cashier at age 19, when a customer paying with a welfare check that required management approval accused him of not working hard enough to make it happen. He went on to a 20-plus year career at a television station before going into writing, blogging and editing full time. In his down time, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, dreaming up a blueprint for the ultimate garage man cave but never following through on it, and rooting the Detroit Lions on to another season win total usually somewhere in the low single digits.
Jim Jamitis @anthropocon
Jim is a science fiction nerd, wood carver, jazz lover, native of the east coast, and graduate of Virginia Tech. He has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering but humbly refuses to call himself “The Science Guy” like another person with the same credentials. After 15 years Jim got bored with engineering, doubly so because he was working in Washington, DC, where he developed his healthy disdain for federal bureaucracy. Jim jumped ship and embarked on a new career doing graphic design, videography and other fun creative stuff through www.forge5.com. Jim is a conservative activist behind enemy lines in occupied Maryland and he blogs at www.FrontLineState.com, www.Anthropocon.com, and www.waynedupreeshow.com.
Jacob Bunn @jacobbunn
Jacob’s passion is his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and is studying Public Relations in college. He is a sports reporter, writer, and podcaster, primarily covering college football. He is a member of the Football and Basketball Writers Associations of America. He owns and publishes www.BunnSports.com. Additionally, he is involved in various other sports media projects.
William Amos @williamamos
William has a degree in International Studies/Russian Language. He has worked as a political intern in both state and federal races. He enjoys politics, both foreign and domestic. He has been a Republican since he cast his first vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980. He loves to travel and has a dream to get on the TV Travel show “The Amazing Race” with his brother.
Enjoys running in the mountains of Colorado Springs. Loves playing Boggle and other games with his wife and kids.