Butch Porter is an insurance rep in Northern Virginia who started his adult life with aspirations of more intellectual pursuits, but finally concluded that his skills lay elsewhere, thus has spent most of his life in sales. A native Louisianian who has decided on the Commonwealth of Virginia as his place to raise a family. His faith, his upbringing, and his experience has defined him politically as an Independent Conservative. He was essentially tired of talking politics with all of his out-of-state friends. After countless emails, he decided to start a forum where he could invite people who often disagreed with him (see below) to post on affairs of the day.

John Broussard is a PhD candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience at Ohio State (AKA Florida’s JV), and global warming skeptic, at least until he moves back south.

Chris is a finance professional who is a native of Appalachia and currently resides in North Carolina (with a few years spent residing in the DC suburbs in between). Politically, he holds a strong disdain for the expanding reach and spend-thrift mentality of government and whole-heartedly agrees with Thoreau’s assessment that “The government is best which governs least”.

Eric Hemati is a serial entrepreneur living in The District. Eric above all values FUN, ADVENTURE, and AUTHENTICITY. A Texan at the core, his opinions tend never to be vague or ambiguous, although he has been known to have a ‘nuanced’ position from time to time. In other words: with really NO moral center or ideology at all, he can take whatever position is popular with Chris Matthews, John Stewart, and Bill Maher, depending on wind conditions and the position of the stars. His work can also be found at

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Scott Sorrell is a mathematics instructor at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. He received his M.S. in mathematics at LSU where he taught 6 years as a full-time instructor. Scott spends most of his free time following important political issues like the Israel-Palestine conflict, Iraq, Iran, AIPAC and NEOCON agendas, US governance and how special interest groups are corrupting the system of representation, the Federal Reserve System and its marriage with income tax legislation, how propaganda functions in democracies, Corporate American ties with the US government, and the mystery of why Americans do not get more involved with their governance. He is a recovering Republican with Libertarian leanings. *Scottie is no longer an “official” author on the site but will occasionally mirror his posts on his own blog ( or one of his articles on the Muckraker Report.

Some of these authors’ only affiliation with each other is this site; others are old friends. Regardless, they agree occasionally, but only if they’re in a really good mood.