Crystal McCann

Chief Operating Officer of Madisons / Chief Administrative Officer of Lanterns

Mother of two fabulous college kids and five dogs, wife of over 20 years, and a Texas lifer.  PROUD Christian constitutionalist, avid reader and outdoorsy girl.  Jack of all trades, master at none.  I enjoy the ocean, animals, rainy days and margaritas…not always in that order.

Michael Murphy

Columnist / Host of The Voice of Reason on Lanterns Media Network

Father of four grown children and fourteen grandchildren, retired airline captain and inn keeper at our Bed and Breakfast located in rural Kansas. I have had a passion for the constitution, founders and original intent. It is my belief the vast majority of our national ills stem from a departure from these principles. I have watched as people on both sides of the aisle have departed any semblance of reason and decorum. I firmly believe we have to educate and touch people, build their interest and encourage them to question with boldness what they have believed in the past. We need to become a Voice of Reason.

Heather Bryant

Editor in Chief of Madisons / Content Editor of Lanterns

For those who love to read, editing is the best job in the world. . I get to read so much interesting and informative material daily that there is never time to get bored. I am lucky to get to work with such a talented writing staff here at Madisons CPC.

 J. Lynn Parker

Investigative Reporter / Contributor

Navy Mom, Army Mom, Political Science Major.  Mom & Granddaughter of a Veterans Affairs & Education advocate.  Just a quirky, stubborn, proud Texas INTJ with OCD, and a degree in Sports Psychology who loves her 3 boys, Jesus & her Constitutional Republic.  I am a fact collector, passionate debater, avid reader & a simple sinner saved by Grace.  One day I will have all the right words, and they shall be simple, until then have your dictionary handy and enjoy the read.

Sharon Crosby

Owner of Common Sense Constitutional Conservatives Media Group / Contributor / Recruiting Director

Sharon is a Christian consitutional conservative, retired RN and mother of two grown children.  She is passionate about educating fellow Americans on conservatism and truth.  Her strong heart for people has allowed her to meet and bring exceptional talent to our team. She worked on the Strikeforce for Sen. Ted Cruz during the 2016 election.  She is the founder of Common Sense Constitutional Conservatives- CSCC and resides in New Orleans, LA.

Dallas Wagner

Website Director / Contributor

Dallas was born and raised in south central PA. In high school he attended a tech school where he learned machining. He now works full time programming and running CNC lathes. When he’s not working, he is usually spending his time with his loving wife. In his free time, he enjoys hunting and shooting sports.

KE Dean


I’m not your average millennial. Twitter: @LEGITKED Instagram: @LEGITKED

Susan Swift

Contributor / Co-host BattlefieldLive Radio

Actor, Lawyer and One Conservative Mother. AUTHOR of Good Guys With Guns. Proud Politichick writer, contributor to Breitbart, Rush Limbaugh’s passionate “Susan in Glendale.”, Conservative Capitalist and ally of the Grand Old Tea Party.  “Hostette” of Battlefield Live Radio on Lanterns Media Network with Chris Pilie.

Julie Custer


Julie Custer has written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, TheBlaze, and American Thinker. In short, Julie is fiercely Pro-life, not homophobic, and definitely not racist, regardless of what leftists say about her. She’s Mrs. to Bill, Mama to three grown daughters, and a non-apologetic crazy cat and dog lady living and writing in SE Georgia. Julie blogs at

Tim Jeffery


My love of sports started when I was a little kid at Tiger Stadium in Detroit. I think I saw MIckey Mantle play his last year, then guys like Frank and Brooks Robinson of the Orioles. Denny McLain winning 31 games for the Tigers. There were many nights at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati when it was the Big Red Machine with Hall of Fame guys like Tony Perez, Tom Seaver, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench and a certain other great baseball player we could all debate for hours if he belongs in the shrine. I say Pete Rose doesn’t belong but that’s for another time. In recent years I’ve grown a passion for The Beautiful Game, particularly the top leagues in Europe. I never played soccer but I truly appreciate the awesome skill and grace those athletes bring to the pitch. It’s second only to baseball in the home I share with my awesome girlfriend and RN Jaclyn. Our first date nearly 10 years ago was at a ballpark and as luck would have it Jaclyn was buying season tickets for the Tigers a few short years later. Despite the big fight I put up she manages to drag me with her often.

Traci Belmonte

Broadcaster / Contributor

Traci Belmonte proudly wears the nickname “PolitiDiva” for her love of politics and all things sequin. Born and raised in the liberal paradise of New York; it wasn’t easy for Traci to grow up a right-wing, gun-loving, devoted Patriot. Traci credits her ability to aptly debate liberals due to her upbringing in New York, which afforded plenty of practice. The Poltidiva began a blog under the same name and, soon after, began writing for Madsions. She has also worked on the Donald Trump campaign, Lee Zeldin campaign, and anchored exploratory committees for two Republican challengers for local NY offices. Traci is a frequent guest on the television program, “Nobodies Talking Politics”, was a guest on Fox’s “The Kelly File”, and can be heard given her political opinions on “The Real Radio Show”. Traci looks forward to contributing to Madison’s with her news stories and feisty opinion pieces. You can follow her on twitter @PolitiDiva



Warner Workman



Warner Workman is a retired senior level CIA technical intelligence officer. During his 27 year career, he
travelled internationally for 17 years and has been to over 100 countries. He currently is a consultant
within the Intelligence Community and owns and operates a small 2nd Amendment store. He is a
published columnist and writer focused on history and current events. He is married to the love-of-his-
life, Lana, of 30 years and they have four great children. He lives in a small, rural Virginia community, 60
miles outside Washington DC.

Christian Montoya


Christian Montoya is a conservative journalist, who resides in Austin, Texas. He moved from Corpus Christi, Texas, to receive his associate’s degree in Journalism. He is currently a staff writer for Madison’s CPC, and a contributor for the College Fix and Campus Reform.

David Herman


Father of 2 intelligent Millennials and a great dog. Step dad to a girl with Dup15q, a Genetic disorder. I love to write human interest stories. Favorite documentaries are Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and Twilight Zone. Favorite authors: Ray Bradbury, Upton Sinclair, the Usual Gang of Idiots at Mad Magazine. I am not a Republican or Democrat. I am an American.

Devan Safer


Devan Safer, cal poly class of 2006. Journalism major. My hobbies include long walks on the beach, snorkeling, working out, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, dancing, karaoke, music, video games, getting locked in restaurants after using their unisex bathroom ( this actually happened) and offending non gender binary snowflakes by hurling pronouns at them. I have a wife, a daughter, 3 cats and 666 voices in my head!

Christine Hammett


Christine Hammett is a pro-life blogger ( and participates in 40 Days for Life joining millions in praying for an end to abortion and for Personhood from conception until natural death. Chris and her husband, Dennis, will be married for 40 years this May, Lord willing. They have one child, Renee, and one grandson, Owen Osvaldo (O.O.) Chris previously worked as a graphic and web designer with Empower Creative Services LLC in Central Florida.

Kathleen Fairchild


I grew up in small town America- a rural community with lots of farms. I rode horses, took dance lessons, and spent way too much time getting by on my God-given abilities rather than learning to work hard. As the baby of the family, I was pretty self-absorbed (Some may have even thought I was a brat.). I went to church with my family but never really heard what the Bible taught. College was a tough adjustment for me; I didn’t know people there and felt out of place. Through this time of isolation, God humbled me. By the time I graduated, I was beginning to know Him and know that I needed Him…..

Doug Coon

Broadcaster / Contributor 


San Diego native Doug Coon loves his three boys and an amazing wife.  Proud to be the President of the National Conservative Coalition and the host of the conservative podcast STAY RIGHT.  Being a west coast conservative and professional fashion photographer for the past 15 years has had its challenges, but it made Doug a stronger conservative. His current mission is to change the public perception on what conservative means by convincing his readers and listeners to STAY RIGHT.

Jonathon Dunne

Lanterns Chief Communications Officer / Contributor / Host of Freedoms Disciple on the Blaze Radio Network

Jonathon Dunne is an Irish man who has a life-long dream of becoming an American citizen and has been waiting in line over 13 years. Jonathon has a deep passion for radio and works for Lanterns looking for new voices and the stars of tomorrow. He is also a writer, public speaker and has a podcast exclusive to the Blaze Radio Network called Freedoms Disciple where he regularly speaks about Faith, US History, the Constitution, Free Market Economics and is a firm believer that America is exceptional because the American people are good. You can engage with him on Twitter @FreedomDisciple.

Bob Bennett


Bob Bennett, a NY-based writer, has written op-eds for the WSJ and a cancer medical journal; op-eds and travel pieces for the NY Post and a cover article for the Jewish Press. He has also appeared with his wife on Fox News, discussing Obamacare.

Curt Andrews



Chris Pilie

Lanterns Chief Executive Officer / Contributor / Host of BattlefieldLive Radio

Chris engaged on the political and philisophical battlefield of ideas in 2009 after being frustrated with the bio-polar Progressive policies of Republicans and Democrats. While writing on his blog “Lanterns”, Chris decided that he needed to take his vision to the next level. He developed a website to share ideas and opinion. Lanterns became a reality in 2009. Now Lanterns has been expanded with the same vision – illuminate the truth.


Rae Ashcraft


When told by my editor, “Hey write me a bio,”  I freaked.  I do not see myself as a writer, and I really hate talking about myself. So, here goes:

I am an “old fashioned,” All-American country girl.  I have five kids that are thankfully, crazy enough to give me writing material.  I am a scientist/mathematician and love working with kids, as they tend to be smarter than most adults.  

I am great at ranting, (not what my husband calls it). I really did just wake up one day and just decided to start writing it down. Who knew I would like it, much less that anyone would read it, and it’s way cheaper than therapy.

Henry Patino

Contributor / Common Sense Constitutional Conservatives- CSCC

Henry is a reverend, political activist heavily involved in the right to life, as well as a published author.

Mark Watkins


Conservatarian blogger living in the Upper Midwest. Strong believer in personal responsibility, smaller federal government and the Constitution in it’s original meaning. Articles and thoughts can also be found at



Watson Prunier

Contributor / Host of Battle4Freedom

Watson is the oldest of 5 born in NY to Haitian immigrants. “I’m a quad but don’t know where two of my other siblings are. We grew up in poverty but it helped keep me centered.”


Mary Ramirez


Mary Ramirez is a full-time writer, creator of (a political commentary blog), and contributor to The Chris Salcedo Show (TheBlaze Radio Network, M-F, 3-5. ET). She can be reached at:; or on Twitter: @AFutureFree

Dale Lumley


I am a 55 yr old Christian, Sgt. USMC DSGW. Patriot, Constitutional Originalist. Husband, Father.


Ashley Carman


Ashley is wife of Matthew and mother to three teenaged girls. They are a homeschool family fed up with common core. She graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in Communications and Psychology. Aside from reading, she is passionate about teaching piano lessons and traveling. Her favorite city visited to date is Prague, Czech Republic, with Germany being a close second. She loves the beach and spending time with her family. She has a quirky sense of humor and if you can’t distinguish between there, their and they’re, she will definitely tell you about it. She is a strong, faithful conservative willing to fight to make the future a better place for her children. She is not afraid to take action to challenge and change the machine.

Rosie OnTheRight


Rosie grew up watching CSpan she is a contributing writer for,

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton


Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon’s site, New Zeal – She also does research at You can email Terresa HERE. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.


Dylan Liles

Contributor / Host of Defenders of American Exceptionalism Podcast 

Dylan is a radio personality, comedian, writer, and all around good guy that can make a mean Hamburger Helper.

Anolagay Sonnenfelt


Mom, grandma, writer, semi-retired. Individuals, not government will make our country great again.  Pro-life, truth, Elohim! #TimeToJump

Matthew Holloway


Matt Holloway is a blogger and host presenting Millennial, Constitutional, Conservative commentary on the 21st Century American Republic in an increasingly Progressive, Globalist world.


Becky Noble


I live in St. Louis (GO CARDS!) with my husband Randy and our 50 lb Border Collie Jezzie.

Aaron Priest

Contributor / Host of Defenders of American Exceptionalism Podcast

Proud father of two, veteran, and Conservatarian.

Samantha Johns

Contributor / Host of Belles of Liberty Podcast



Courtney Shelly

Contributor / Host of Belles of Liberty Podcast


Jaina Brandstetter

Contributor / Host of Belles of Liberty Podcast


Ken Quinn

Host of Fires of Liberty Podcast



Ken Clark

Host of Fires of Liberty Podcast


Ian Ballinger

Contributor / Host of The Free Stater Podcast


Steven Airey




Sarah Moore


Sarah lives and works in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Oliver Stephenson


Oliver loves talking about politics, culture, and entertainment. He’s a huge fan of Star Wars and talk radio.

John Frost


John is a fundamentally transformed Leftist apostate, and a once, self-proclaimed Utopian Socialist.


Taryn OnTheNews

Managing Editor

Taryn has a passion for sharing news and perspectives she believes are under-reported. Having grown up in Southern California, she now spends most of her time in the Midwest with her husband, Mike. Taryn became politically aware following a few life changes in the family. She also serves as a media liaison for the Convention of States Project. Find Taryn on Twitter at @TarynOnthenews.

Clark Albritton


Clark is a contributor to Common Sense Constitutional Conservatives- CSCC.

Dr. Jerome Huyler, PhD




Josie Jackson


Josie is a Patriot.  She profoundly believes that she lives the American Dream.  Josie is also a Holistic Practitioner.



Father of Autistic Son, Author, Clergyman, Conservative.

David Bozeman


I am 53 years old. I am single and live in Fayetteville, NC. I have been an internet columnist for over a decade. My work has appeared on websites and in newspapers all over the country. I have appeared on and my work has been mentioned by a member of Congress(Duncan Hunter of California). I am a lifelong political activist. I served briefly as chairman of the Libertarian Party of NC (when I was 20 years old). I have run for the State House of Representatives twice, once as a Libertarian and once as a Republican.


Aaron Dukette


Aaron Dukette is an educator, family man, and citizen activist for Convention of States Action, for which he is the Colorado State Director. He lives with his family in Divide, CO by “America’s Mountain,” Pike’s Peak.


Matthew Wood


Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to check out my entries. I enjoy learning about politics, I am an avid sports fan, and fitness guru.


Brian Nole

Co-host of The Night Watchmen



James Flippin

Co-host of The Night Watchmen



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