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“The true bulwark of our freedom and national independence is to be found in the souls of our people. Our greatest defense lies in their love of liberty and strength of character.” -Ronald Reagan

The Bulwark is a project of the Defending Democracy Together Institute. DDTI is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving America’s democratic norms, values, and institutions, and educating the public on conservative principles like rule of law, free trade, and expanding legal immigration.

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Amanda Carpenter is a political columnist for The Bulwark, a CNN contributor, and author of Gaslighting America: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us. Previously, she served as a speechwriter to South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and communications director to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Before going to Capitol Hill, and she worked as a reporter for Human Events, Townhall.com, and the Washington Times.

Mona Charen is a nationally syndicated columnist, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a contributor to The Bulwark. She is a best-selling author of three books: Useful Idiots (2003), Do-Gooders (2004), and Sex Matters (2018). She formerly worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison under Ronald Reagan and as a speechwriter for Nancy Reagan.

Molly Jong-Fast is a contributor to The Bulwark and the author of three books.

Tim Miller is a contributor to The Bulwark and a communications consultant. He previously served as senior advisor to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, communications director for Jeb Bush, and spokesman for the Republican National Committee.

Richard North Patterson is a lawyer, political commentator and best-selling novelist. He is a former chairman of Common Cause and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kim Wehle is a contributor to The Bulwark. She is also a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and a former assistant U.S. attorney and associate independent counsel in the Whitewater investigation and author of How to Read the Constitution and Why (Harper Collins).

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