Bob Adelmann

Bob Adelmann is a graduate of Cornell University with two degrees, including a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in economics and finance. Bob’s career path took him from insurance into estate planning, and then into investment and tax planning. After the stock market crash in October of 1987, Bob started his own investment management company that grew to over $15 million in less than 10 years. He then sold the company to his son in 1996 and now concentrates on writing for TNA.

Debbie Bacigalupi

Debbie Bacigalupi is a journalist and videographer who has been an accredited correspondent at various UN conferences, including COP24 in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018. 

Mike Boltz

Mike Boltz is a contract videographer for The New American. Has worked in video and audio production for more than 25 years. Mike has done video work for such organizations as Trinity Broadcasting Network and even several national touring acts. Mike ran a successful recording studio for six years and is currently working doing free lance photography and video production. 

Steve Byas

Steve Byas is a university instructor of history and government and the author of History’s Greatest Libels. He may be contacted at

Raven Clabough

Raven Clabough was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and is the oldest of five children. She acquired both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English at the University of Albany in upstate New York. She currently lives in Pennsylvania and has been a writer for TNA since January 2010.

Paul Dragu

Paul Dragu is the communications director for The John Birch Society and the host of the Freedom Is the Cure podcast. He is an award-winning investigative journalist and the collaborative writer of Defector: A True Story of Tyranny, Liberty and Purpose. Paul emigrated to the United States from communist Romania as a boy.

Teresa Dragu

Teresa Dragu is a freelance photographer whose photos have appeared in the New York Times, Havre Daily News, and Havre Herald news organizationsas well as Distinctly Montana magazine. She’s worked as a photo technician for the Deseret News and has freelanced for the Montana Chamber of Commerce. 

Selwyn Duke

Selwyn Duke (@SelwynDuke) has written for The New American for more than a decade. He has also written for The Hill, Observer, The American Conservative, WorldNetDaily, American Thinker, and many other print and online publications. In addition, he has contributed to college textbooks published by Gale-Cengage Learning, has appeared on television, and is a frequent guest on radio.

Christian Gomez

Christian is research director and a writer for The New American.

Elad Hakim

Elad Hakim is an attorney and columnist. His articles have been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, American Thinker, and other online publications. He is also a regular guest on OANN’s Tipping Point, and has appeared on Newsmax, The Dave Weinbaum Show, and Real America’s Voice.

Ed Hiserodt

Regular contributor Ed Hiserodt graduated from the first aerospace engineering class at the University of Alabama. He is currently an aerospace engineer and the president of Controls & Power, Inc. With the cooperation of numerous scientific researchers, he authored Underexposed: What if Radiation Is Actually GOOD for You? Ed writes articles primarily related to energy, science and engineering.

David Kelly

David Kelly is a self-taught, life-long learner who enjoys research and writing on politics, history, and economics. He is active in the liberty movement and seeks the truth in all things.

R. Cort Kirkwood

R. Cort Kirkwood is a longtime contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.

Robert Owens

Robert M. Owens, J.D. is a regional field director for The John Birch Society and host of the JBS program Constitution Corner. Prior to joining the JBS staff, he spent 20 years as a trial lawyer and 10 years as a member of the JBS National Council.

Annalisa Pesek

Annalisa Pesek is a writer, editor, and librarian. She joins The New American after spending nearly a decade in New York publishing.

Peter Rykowski

Peter is a research associate and writer for The New American.

C. Mitchell Shaw

C. Mitchell Shaw is a freelance writer and public speaker who addresses a range of topics related to liberty and the U.S. Constitution. A strong privacy advocate, he was a privacy nerd before it was cool.

Angeline Tan

With a background in international relations and history, Angeline enjoys writing about current affairs and socio-cultural trends. She is a contributor to The New American.

Laurence M. Vance

Laurence M. Vance holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. In addition to writing for The New American since 2008, he is a columnist and policy advisor for the Future of Freedom Foundation, an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a columnist, blogger, and book reviewer at

Joe Wolverton II, J.D.

Joe Wolverton, regular contributor since 2004, is a native of Osceola, Arkansas, but as the child of a career soldier, he was raised primarily in Europe, graduating from high school in Frankfurt, Germany. Joe received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University in 1995 and his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from the University of Memphis.