Former CEO. Senior Fellow, Pepperdine U School of Public Policy & author of "Getting America Back to Work."
Art Laffer is an American economist and author who first gained prominence during the Reagan administration as a member of Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board (1981–89). Laffer is best known for the Laffer curve, an illustration of the concept that there exists some tax rate between 0% and 100% that will result in maximum tax revenue for the government. In certain circumstances, this would allow governments to cut taxes, and simultaneously increase revenue and economic growth. Laffer was an economic advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. On June 19, 2019, President Donald Trump awarded Laffer with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions in the field of economics.
Burgess Owens is a former University of Miami and NFL star who travels the country delivering a message of optimism, hope, and unity. He spent his childhood growing up in the Deep South during a time when the barriers of segregation were being torn down. As the third black American granted a scholarship to play football at the University of Miami, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry. During his college career, Burgess was named to Who’s Who Among College Students in American Universities and Colleges. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame of Outstanding College Athletes of America and later to the University of Miami’s Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Ring of Honor. Following college, Burgess was the 13th player drafted in the 1st round by the NY Jets. He was selected that year as the Jets’ Rookie of the Year and to the NFL’s All-Rookie team. After being traded to the Oakland Raiders, Burgess led the Raiders defensive squad in tackles on their way to the 1980 Super Bowl Championship. Since retiring from the NFL, Burgess has devoted his time to mentoring and improving the lives of our next generation of leaders. He founded Second Chance 4 Youth; a Utah based non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled an incarcerated youth. Burgess is an outspoken advocate for conservative values and intends to return Utah’s 4th Congressional District back to Republicans.
He heads up both our MRC Business and MRC Culture departments, including our popular Soros Project. He is a veteran editor with more than three decades of experience in print and online media. Prior to joining the MRC, Gainor served as an editor at several newspapers includingThe Washington Times and The Baltimore News American. Mr. Gainor also has extensive experience in online publishing – holding the position of managing editor for CQ.com, the Web site of Congressional Quarterly, and executive editor for ChangeWave, then-published by Phillips International. He worked in financial publishing launching new services for ChangeWave and Agora Inc.
David Bossie is President of Citizens United, Senior Advisor to the Trump 2020 Campaign, a presidential appointee to the Commission on Presidential Scholars & author of the new book "Trump: America First" which he co-wrote with former Trump aide Corey Lewandowski.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela. The Venezuela she grew up in was much like America-prosperous and free, but that has changed dramatically and it is now a socialist country. D'Souza refuses to see America follow Venezuela's path, and that drives her work today. As a warning to Americans, she speaks about how the path that America is taking repeats many of the same policies that destroyed Venezuela. She is an advocate for conservative Latinos and hopes to educate them in the importance of voting for a party that reflects the principles of the majority of Hispanics. She has a unique perspective because of her dual nationalities reflecting both her Mexican-American heritage from her mother's side as well as her Venezuelan roots from her father's.
A prominent career as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, and has also become an award-winning filmmaker. Born in India, D’Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student at the age of 18 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College. Called one of the “top young public-policy makers in the country,” D’Souza quickly became known as a major force in public policy through his books, speeches, and films.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka
Sebastian Lukács Gorka is a British-born Hungarian-American military and intelligence analyst, who was a deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump in 2017. In July 2020, the White House announced that Trump would appoint Gorka as a member of the 14-member National Security Education Board. The board addresses "the national need for experts in critical languages and regions" by awarding scholarships and fellowships to students, and grants to colleges and universities. Gorka has written for Breitbart, and currently you can find work at American Consequences, American Greatness, & SebGorka.com
Gordon G. Chang
Gordon G. Change is a professor and author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World. He has spoken at the Council on Foreign Relations, The Heritage Foundation, The Brookings Institution, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, and other institutions around the world. He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the CIA, the State Department, and the Pentagon. He has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.