Michael Barone is a nationally recognized expert on American politics and history, a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Our First Revolution and Hard America, Soft America. A resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, he is also a Fox News Channel contributor and coauthor of The Almanac of American Politics. His nationally syndicated column is published twice weekly and he blogs regularly for the Examiner’s Beltway Confidential site. His latest book is titled Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics.
Brenda Lenard is a candidate for the US Senate in Tennessee’s 2014 election. She is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Tennessee, has a Master’s Degree in public administration from Kennesaw State University, is a former private bank advisor for Heritage Bank, and HSE supervisor at MCI.