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Adam Bitely is the National Political Editor for Liberty Features Syndicate. Aside from contributing to LFS, Adam is the Director of New Media at Americans for Limited Government and founded the website NetRightNation.com. He is a staunch libertarian and a student of economics and politics.
Adam began his political involvement at the age of 16 when he interned on the campaign of Virginia Lieutenant Governor, Bill Bolling. Since then, Adam has worked on campaigns around the country including Presidential Candidates, Congressional races, and local races in Virginia as well as having served in leadership positions in the Virginia Republican Party. Adam has been working for Americans for Limited Government since December of 2007.
Outside of politics, Adam enjoys playing tennis, reading, and is an avid Washington Redskins fan. You can find Adam on Twitter. Adam resides in Fairfax, Virginia.
David Bozeman, former Libertarian Party Chairman in North Carolina, is a political contributing writer for LFS. He has been into politics his whole life as he ran for the State Legislator as both a Libertarian and a Republican. He currently resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he works for a telecom distribution agency.
Michael Swartz, an architect and writer who lives on Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore., is a political contributing writer for LFS. His writings are featured weekly in the Patriot Post newsletter, while he also edits the Red County: Wicomico website. He enjoys working on his website, monoblogue as well as being active in local Republican politics as a member of his county’s Central Committee.
Michael was born and raised in northwest Ohio and later moved to the Eastern shore area of Maryland 2004.
Belanne Pibal is a wife and mother. She is currently serving on the governing board of Warriner High School in Sheboygan, WI. Before the start of Warriner, she homeschooled her only child. She has served as a volunteer as well as a paid after school facilitator for the Boy Scouts of America and is a Leave No Trace Trainer. She has an associates degree in Equine Management which has seen little use since her days as a horse show judge and carriage driver.
She began paying attention to the political climate of our nation after stumbling across the Federalist Patriot(now the Patriot Post) in the earlier part of this decade. She was invited to become a writer for the American Federalist Blog by some of the commentators on the discussion pages there, which led to the creation of her own blog: Irate, Tireless Minority and her being a diarist for Red County.
Trevor Sides, a Liberty Features political writer, is also a copywriter for an advertising agency in Fort Collins, Colorado. He holds a bachelors degree in Speech Communication from Colorado State University.
He began writing as an intern/freelance reporter for the Sterling Journal-Advocate in Sterling, Colo., his sophomore year of high school. After his freshmen year of college, he worked as the editor of the Akron News-Reporter in Akron, Colo. In 2006, he graduated from World Magazine’s World Journalism Institute in New York City, where he studied under some of the leading figures in journalism and Christian worldview thinking. During his time at Coloado State, he wrote op-ed columns for the Rocky Mountain Collegian.
Trevor runs a blog, Notes from Postmodernity, and has volunteered as a speech writer for local Republican candidates from the Fort Collins area.
When not writing copy or opining about the latest cultural and political issues, Trevor spends his time writing poetry, enjoying the outdoors, and coaching high school basketball. He and his wife, Lindsey, are also very active in their local church.
Chris Slavens lives in Sussex County, Delaware, where he works as a pest control technician in the popular local beach towns, and spends his evenings reading and writing. A self-described conservative libertarian, he became interested in history, government, and politics at an early age.
He served as a 2007-2009 member of the News Journal’s Community Advisory Board, which involved writing regular opinion columns relating to local and national issues for the state’s largest newspaper, and continues to contribute to its Delaware Talk Back blog, advocating limited government and free market solutions in a state controlled by corporate interests and political insiders. He also publishes his own blog, Slavens Says.
Aside from following politics and writing, his interests include science fiction, the outdoors, supporting local musicians, and a good game of chess.
Josiah Schmidt, an International Studies and economics graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, writes pieces on politics and economics for various blogs and publications. He currently administrates Johnson For America, a grassroots group promoting the libertarian Republican New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Josiah‘s greatest influences include Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, Murray Rothbard, F.A. Hayek, Anthony de Jasay, and Dale Carnegie.