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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


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

Dr. Adia WinfreyDr. Adia Winfrey (Contributor) is an author recognized globally for her pioneering work in the area of Hip Hop psychology. She is the creator of H.Y.P.E.:Healing Young People thru Empowerment, a group therapy curriculum that uses Hip Hop culture and rap lyrics to inspire at-risk youth. Dr. Winfrey ran for U.S. House of Representatives (AL-03) in 2018, and was among the 70 Black women to run for office in Alabama during that election cycle. She has been featured on NPR, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and in JET Magazine. Learn more at www.letsgethype.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @drdia. Contact Dr. Winfrey  | All Posts

Chris WalkerChris Walker (Contributor) has been tackling political topics for over ten years, writing in various publications on a variety of subjects from a leftist point of view. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Chris has been featured on Elite Daily, AMERICAblog, the Capital Times in Madison, and has managed his own site Political Heat since 2009. Contact Chris  | All Posts

Robert GahlRobert Gahl(Contributor) currently lives in Eastern Tennessee with his wife of 40+ years, having escaped from California. His quest is not to find the grail but simply to live in peace with everyone (along with mastering the perfect brisket). His fears are set by probability, adopting the scout’s mantra of “Be Prepared.” Any resemblance to Walter White or Kojak is purely unintentional. Who loves ya, baby. Contact Robert  | All Posts