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Staff Writer

Our writers cover what Americans find interesting – from politics to popular trends – and all that matters in between. We share these stories in the spirit of traditional values because we love America too!

Bethany Mandel

Bethany Mandel is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in History and Jewish Studies. Previously she worked as a teacher in rural Cambodia, as an online fundraiser at The Heritage Foundation, and most recently as the Social Media Associate at Commentary Magazine. She is currently a work-at-home mother. She has appeared on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, Huffington Post Live, BBC World’s World Have Your Say, and was a regular guest on “Powers to the People” on Talk Radio 1380am WNRR while at Commentary. She lives with her husband Seth Mandel, an assistant editor for Commentary Magazine, and her daughter in New Jersey.

Emily Larsen

Emily Larsen is a recent graduate from the University of New Mexico, where she studied Political Science and was involved in the Young Americans for Liberty and Conservative Republican clubs. She is currently working in conservative activism in Kentucky and West Virginia, training and organizing conservative college students. When she’s not working towards conservative causes, she enjoys discovering local restaurants in small towns.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is the Editor of the New York news site, The Mental Recession. He is a journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political and policy goals. Rusty has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, but has also been featured nationally with columns appearing in the Daily Caller, FreedomWorks, RedState, the American Thinker, The Political Insider, NewsBusters, and Fox News, among others. Rusty has been married for more than ten years and has three wonderful and very energetic children.