Meredith Ancret – Executive Editor
AKA “The Woman”
Possessing the mind of the most resolute of men,* Meredith is an excellent writer and addicted to politics, legal jargon, and logic. When not frustrating others with her pragmatic, yet sometimes idealistic, approach to politics she loves British television, fantasy novels, and crime dramas. Sometimes you can find her in the kitchen and if she likes you she might make you cookies.
You can find Meredith on twitter as @MeredithAncret, and read her personal political blog at www.thesnarkwhohuntsback.wordpress.com.
*Her family would just call her stubborn.
Cris A. Pace – Entertainment Editor and Assistant Editor
AKA”The Man Who Knew Too Much”
Movie lover and hard-hitting sleuth, Cris has been active in politics since college where he led the Republican campus group. Since then he has been involved in campaign drives and community activism off and on between his career of teaching high school English. In addition, Pace has spent the majority of life looking for truth in the world’s major religions finally settling on New Age belief as best representation of the truths of the world. He regularly blogs about both on his blog The Conservative New Ager. Cris is originally from Southern California but currently resides in Phoenix. You can also follow Cris on Tumblr and Facebook.
– Assistant Entertainment Editor
AKA “Captain Israel”
E. L. Drayton AKA “Irene Adler”
Politics is something I became strongly interested in and deeply passionate about right after I graduated college. I’ve always wanted to learn, teach myself, all I could about the history of this country that millions are literally dying to get into. What have I been taking for granted for the last 20+ years of my life? I started with the Founding Fathers and never looked back. Now I watch C-SPAN as a hobby, buy up all classical & historical books I can get my hands on, as well as keeping myself informed on news happening on a national & international level.
I was born in “Da Bronx” (located in New York City), to a single mother who raised two children on her own in a tiny one bedroom apartment. Growing up Black and in the “ghetto” is often depicted as a terrible life, but for me, it opened my eyes because my mother taught me there is always more to life than living off the government like so many around me were (and still are) doing. She instilled in me the tools I use to this day to know & understand what freedom truly means. And she reminds me that I am free to do and be whatever I want.
For right now, I want to make waves. Shake up people’s minds until they open to a possibility that happiness is not guaranteed but must be earned. Money doesn’t buy everything but if you want everything you have to work hard for it. Handouts and government programs only serve to erase all that the Black slaves & our Founding Fathers fought long and hard to abolish.
Just think of me as Irene Adler, outwitting men & women with my unique mixture of intelligence and sarcasm.
Madeleine O’Donnell is an upcoming college freshman majoring in political science. She became interested in politics from her parents who always yelled about it at the dinner table. Having grown up a lover of history, politics naturally called to her, and she realized she had a knack for writing and debating. She wants to become a politician in the future but not like those awful ones running for president in 2016.