Editor of the Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, Mr. Kristol regularly appears on Fox News Sunday and on the Fox News Channel.
Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, Mr. Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Mr. Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Kristol recently co-authored the New York Times bestseller The War Over Iraq: America's Mission and Saddam's Tyranny.
Executive editor of The Weekly Standard. From 1985 to 1995, he served as senior editor and White House correspondent for the New Republic. He is a regular commentator for the Fox News Channel, and has written for many publications including The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, and Washingtonian.
He was host, along with Mort Kondracke, of the Beltway Boys on the Fox News Channel. Mr. Barnes appears regularly on Fox's Special Report with Bret Baier. From 1988 to 1998 he was a regular panelist on the McLaughlin Group. He has also appeared on Nightline, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Mr. Barnes graduated from the University of Virginia and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.
Stephen F. Hayes, is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard and author of "The Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice" and "The Connection : How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America". He is a regular panelist on Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel. Hayes was a senior writer for National Journal's Hotline, and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, Salon, National Review, and Reason.
Professor Hugh Hewitt is a lawyer, law professor and broadcast journalist whose nationally syndicated radio show is heard in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Professor Hewitt is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School, and has been teaching Constitutional Law at Chapman University Law School since it opened in 1995. Professor Hewitt has been a frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Network, and MSNBC, and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has received three Emmys for his work as co-host of the ground-breaking Life & Times program, a nightly news and public affairs program that aired on the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, KCET, from 1992 until 2007. Professor Hewitt also conceived and hosted the 1996 PBS series, Searching for God in America. He is the author of a dozen books, including two New York Times best-sellers.
Professor Hewitt is best known as the host of his radio show, which has an audience estimated at more than 2 million listeners every week. Since its debut in July of 2000, Professor Hewitt has conducted groundbreaking interviews with government officials from both parties and widely respected analysts, authors and pundits. In a 2006 profile of Hewitt for The New Yorker, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism told his readers that Hewitt was “the most influential conservative you have never heard of.”
Hewitt writes daily for his blog, HughHewitt.com, which is among the most visited political blogs in the U.S. He is also a weekly columnist for The Washington Examiner and Townhall.com.
Professor Hewitt served for nearly six years in the Reagan Administration in a variety of posts, including Assistant Counsel in the White House and Special Assistant to two Attorneys General. Since returning to California in 1989 to oversee the construction of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, Hewitt has served as a member of the California Arts Council, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Orange County Children and Families Commission. He and his wife live in Orange County.
Hewitt’s passions are the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Ohio State and Notre Dame football and running.
John McCormack is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard, where he reports on Congress and state and national elections. In addition to the Standard, his work has been published in The American Spectator, First Things, and National Review Online.
McCormack has appeared on a number of television and radio programs, including CNN's Out Front with Erin Burnett, Fox News's Hannity and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, and NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. McCormack grew up in the small town of Baldwin, Wisconsin and graduated from George Washington University in 2007, where he earned degrees in international affairs and history. Recently married, he lives with his wife Lauren in Alexandria, Virginia.
Kelly Jane Torrance
Kelly Jane Torrance is assistant managing editor at The Weekly Standard. She is also film critic of The Washington Examiner. Her work has also been published in, among other venues, the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Diego Union-Tribune, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, New York Sun, and New Criterion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of British Columbia.
Michael Warren is a staff writer at The Weekly Standard. He is 2012 Robert Novak journalism fellow, and he has written for the Washington Times, National Review Online, City Journal, and the Washington Examiner. He has also appeared on CNN and C-SPAN.