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National Monitor prides itself in producing great editorial content for our diverse readership from a wide range of conflicting opinions. Regardless of your political orientation, you’ll find something to agree with, or disagree with, on our pages. Founded in 2012, National Monitor operates out of Oakton, Virginia. To contact our staff, please see below:

Paul KilmartinPaul Kilmartin (Editor-in-Chief) is a former Silicon Valley Technology executive and Washington, DC area entrepreneur, and has been a professional trainer, speaker, writer, and musician. He holds degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Information Systems, and has additional training in Law, History, and Nutrition. Contact Paul  | All Posts

Jerry NewberryJerry Newberry (Guest Editor) is a recently retired data analyst who gets a kick out of reading and writing the news. He enjoys good music, great food, and sports, with a slant towards Southern college football, basketball and professional baseball. Contact Jerry  |  All Posts


Stewart LawrenceStewart Lawrence (Contributor) is a trained sociologist and political scientist and works as a research consultant to various Washington, DC-based agencies. He has a special interest in U.S. presidential politics, immigration and Latino affairs, as well as gender and lifestyle issues. His opinion columns have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, and Politico. Contact Stewart  | All Posts

Dr. Adia WinfreyDr. Adia Winfrey (Contributor) is an author and clinical psychologist recognized globally for her pioneering work in the area of Hip Hop psychology. She is the creator of Healing Young People thru Empowerment (H.Y.P.E.), a group therapy curriculum that uses Hip Hop culture and rap lyrics to inspire at-risk youth. She has been featured on NPR, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and in JET Magazine. Learn more about Dr. Winfrey and H.Y.P.E. at www.letsgethype.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @drdia. Contact Dr. Winfrey  | All Posts

Ayanna.Nahmias Ayanna Nahmias (Contributor) is Editor-in-Chief of The Nahmias Cipher Report, an online publication dedicated to human rights issues and international news. Her writings have appeared in the Forward and The American Spectator. She is a frequent public speaker, philanthropist, and founder of the Zimbabwe Farm Project. An American by birth, she grew up in Africa and lives in the U.S. and Zimbabwe. Contact Ayanna |  All Posts

Lucia ContiLucia Conti (Contributor) holds a University degree in Political Sciences and a Master in International Relations and Diplomacy. Her main interests are European and Latin America politics, human rights and gender issues. Contact Lucia  | All Posts

Michael Patrick LewisMichael Patrick Lewis (Contributor) is a teacher and a Kindle best-selling author. He lives on Planet Earth, usually, with his family, which includes 1.8 children and the greatest wife in the world, in a house with a white picket fence. He’s a perfectly normal person; you have no reason to suspect a thing. Contact Michael  | All Posts

Randy BlackwellRandy Blackwell (Contributor) is a husband and father of four girls. In 2012 Randy’s first fiction novel (Rise of the Magi) was published by Evergreen Press. In 2013 Randy successfully funded a Kickstarter project to buy back the rights to his creative works and publish them through his own company, Lamplight Media. Having learned to write computer code in the Air Force, Randy is a Data Analyst who worked for Scott Walker’s campaign and now works in the capital markets for a large bank in Charlotte, NC. Contact Randy  | All Posts

Victor AlagbeEmily Casalena (Contributor) is a writer and Phoenix, AZ area poet. Her work subjects include queer deconstruction, feminist theory, poetry, music writing, and beauty/fashion subjects. She previously served as a feminist and LGBT film critic for Screen Rant. Follow her on Twitter at @emilycasalena. Contact Emily  | All Posts