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Leesa K. Donner


Leesa K. Donner is Editor-in-Chief of and A widely published columnist, Leesa previously worked in the broadcast news industry as a television news anchor, reporter, and producer at NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. She is the author of “Free At Last: A Life-Changing Journey through the Gospel of Luke.”

Jeff Charles

Socio-political Correspondent

Socio-political Correspondent at  and A self-confessed news and political junkie, Jeff’s writing has been featured in Small Business Trends, Business2Community, and The Huffington Post. Born in Southern California and having experienced the 1992 L.A. Riots up close and personal, Jeff’s insights are informed by his experiences as a black man and a conservative.

Sarah Cowgill

National Columnist

National Columnist at and Sarah has been a writer in the political and corporate worlds for over 25 years. As a sought-after speech writer, her clients included CEOs, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and even a Vice President. She’s worked as Contributing Editor at Scottsdale Life, a news reporter for the Journal and Courier, and guest opinion political writer for numerous publications nationwide. A born storyteller, Sarah has published a full-length book and is currently finishing a quirky, sarcastic, second novel.

Caroline Adana

International Correspondent

International Correspondent at  and Caroline has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. This gives her a unique perspective on global political trends relevant to the United States. She holds an M.Sc. in mathematics.

Kelli Ballard

National Correspondent

National Correspondent at  and  Kelli Ballard is an author, editor, and publisher. Her writing interests span many genres including a former crime/government reporter, fiction novelist, and playwright. Originally a Central California girl, Kelli now resides in the Seattle area.

Tim Donner

Washington Political Columnist

Washington Political Columnist at and  Tim is a radio talk show host, former candidate for the U.S. Senate, and longtime entrepreneur, Conservatarian policy advocate, and broadcast journalist. He is the founder of One Generation Away and Senior Political Analyst for

Andrew Moran

Economics Correspondent

Economics Correspondent at and  Andrew has written extensively on economics, business, and political subjects for the last decade. He also writes about economics at Economic Collapse News and commodities at He is the author of “The War on Cash.” You can learn more at

Graham Noble

Chief Political Correspondent & Satirist

Chief Political Correspondent & Satirist at and Raised and inspired by his father, a World War II veteran, Graham learned early in life how to laugh and be a gentleman. After attending college, he decided to join the British Army, where he served for several years and saw combat on four continents. In addition to being a news and politics junkie, Graham loves laughter, drinking and the outdoors. Combining all three gives him the most pleasure. Individual liberty is one of the few things he takes seriously.

James Fite


James is our wordsmith extraordinaire, a legislation hound and lover of all things self-reliant and free. An author of politics and fiction at and (often one and the same) he homesteads in the Arkansas wilderness.

Mark Angelides

Managing Editor

Mark Angelides is Managing Editor of Liberty and Hailing from the UK, he specializes in EU politics and provides a conservative/libertarian voice on all things from across the pond. During the Brexit Referendum campaign, Mark worked to promote activism, spread the message and secure victory. He is the editor and publisher of several books on Ancient Chinese poetry.

Laura Valkovic

Socio-political Correspondent & Managing Editor

Managing Editor of and Socio-political Correspondent at  Eclectic in interests and political philosophies, Laura came to journalism after years of working as an educator. Her background as a historian has informed her research and writing styles, as well as her approach to current affairs. Born and raised in Australia, Laura currently resides in Great Britain.

Scott D. Cosenza, Esq.

Legal Affairs Editor

Scott D. Cosenza, Esq. is Legal Affairs Editor of and Scott writes extensively on legal issues and is the Policy Director for One Generation Away.

Joe Schaeffer

National Correspondent

Joe Schaeffer, National Correspondent with and is a veteran journalist with 20+ years’ experience. He spent 15 years with The Washington Times, including 8+ years as Managing Editor of the newspaper’s popular National Weekly Edition. Striving to be a natural health nut, he considers staring at the ocean for hours to be an act of political rebellion.

Dave Patterson

Military Affairs Correspondent

Dave Patterson is the Senior Vice President for Strategic Sales at SMA, Inc. and the former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller. In addition to, his articles have also appeared in The Federalist.

Jose Backer

General Assignment Reporter

Jose Backer is a graduate of St. Michael’s College and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Political Science. Born and raised in Southern California, he currently resides in the Pasadena area.

Keelin Ferris

Liberty Nation GenZ Correspondent

Keelin Ferris, a Correspondent for, is an undergraduate at American University studying Political Science and Data Science with a focus on policy. Originally from New Jersey, she resides in the DC metropolitan area. Keelin plans to attend law school to study Cyber Law.