Who We Are 2018-04-11T23:23:34+00:00


Chris Buskirk is the publisher and editor of American Greatness. He is also the co-host of The Seth & Chris Show on 960 KKNT. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute and received a fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. Chris has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Hill, and other publications. He is a frequent contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, the PBS Newshour, and Hardball with Chris Matthews and regularly appears on CNN. Along with Seth Leibsohn he is the author of the book American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election & What the Establishment Needs to Learn. Chris received his B.A. from Claremont-McKenna College. Connect with Chris on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk. He can be reached via email at [email protected].

Publius Decius Mus, or “Decius,” is the pen name of Michael Anton. He was a senior contributing editor of American Greatness from July 2016 until January 2017. He currently serves as deputy assistant to the president for strategic communications on the National Security Council.

Ben Boychuk is managing editor of American Greatness. He is a regular columnist with the Sacramento Bee, a weekly syndicated columnist with Tribune Media, and a veteran of several publications, including Investor’s Business Daily and the Claremont Review of Books. He lives in California. Connect with Ben on Twitter at @benboychuk.

Seth Leibsohn is a contributing editor to American Greatness and also hosts The Seth & Chris Show on 960 KKNT. He is the former vice president of Empower America, one of the nation’s premier think tanks and has counseled, written speeches for, and collaborated with candidates for national office and several former cabinet officials. He has also collaborated in the writing of prominent op-eds, speeches, and several national best-selling books. Along with Chris Buskirk he is the author of the book American Greatness: How Conservatism, Inc. Missed the 2016 Election & What the Establishment Needs to Learn. He is a senior fellow with The Claremont Institute, chairman of the board of Not-My-Kid and Co-Director of Americans for Responsible Drug Policy. Seth co-authored The Fight of our Lives with former U.S. Education Secretary William J. Bennett. Leibsohn was the producer, co-host, and guest host for the nationally syndicated radio show, “Bill Bennett’s Morning in America,” helping bring it from its debut on 60 stations to more than 250 stations nationwide and making it the 7th largest national radio show in the country with over 3.75 million listeners. Born and raised in Phoenix, he holds a graduate degree in political theory from the Claremont Graduate School and a law degree from Northeastern University in Boston.

Julie Ponzi is Senior Editor of American Greatness. She holds an M.A. in political philosophy and American politics from the Claremont Graduate University. She was an Earhart Fellow and a Bradley Foundation Fellow while studying at Claremont and also earned a Publius Fellowship from The Claremont Institute. Formerly the Director of Academic Programs at the Claremont Institute, she also taught American politics at Azusa Pacific University. Her writing has appeared in the Claremont Review of Books, The Online Library of Law and Liberty, The Columbus Dispatch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Times. She was also a regular and long-time contributor to the Ashbrook Center’s blog, No Left Turns. She lives in California. You can follow her on Twitter at @JuliePonzi


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