EpicTimes Contributors

Alex Malley


He is the chief executive of multinational organisation CPA Australia, boasting 19 offices globally and more than 150,000 members worldwide. In addition, he hosts the Nine Network Australia television series The Bottom Line, authored the best-selling book The Naked CEO and provides professional mentoring via thenakedceo.com. On The Bottom Line Alex brings leadership issues into sharp focus through interviews with fellow leaders from business, politics and the community. The interview he conducted with the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was the most substantive ever filmed; news surrounding it reached an unprecedented global audience. As well as being a LinkedIn Influencer and contributor to The Huffington Post, he is a regular leadership commentator on Sky News Business and the Nine Network's The Today Show. He has addressed the National Press Club Australia on issues impacting Australia's economic competitiveness; been featured on The Accountant magazine¹s Global Accounting Power 50 List; and currently serves on The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project and the International Integrated Reporting Council.


Anita Finlay

Anita Finlay

Anita Finlay is an author, actor, blogger and host. Her book, Dirty Words on Clean Skin, a shocking expose of media bias, has been #1 on Amazon's Women in Politics books for 16 weeks. An ongoing commentator for The Jerry Doyle Show and America's Radio News Network, Anita is also a regular guest on Newsmax/Midpoint with Ed Berliner. Her articles have been featured on Real Clear Politics, MemeOrandum, MediaBistro/DC Fishbowl, xoJane, and Knoxville Journal.


Bob Dorigo Jones

Bob Dorigo Jones

Bob Dorigo Jones, who serves as Senior Fellow for the Center for America, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever. He is the host of a national radio commentary, "Let's Be Fair," through which he shares important stories about the impact of crazy lawsuits and a litigation-happy culture on our communities and families. Bob has overseen high-profile programs calling attention to the absurdity of lawsuit abuse, including the internationally profiled annual Wacky Warning Labels Contest. Bob has appeared on dozens of national and international TV and radio programs, including NBC Nightly News, ABC News' 20/20, BBC WorldNews, FOX News, and CNBC.


Brad Bannon

Brad Bannon

Brad runs Bannon Communications which designs communications strategies for issue groups and political candidates. He works with his clients all the way from research to message and media. He has worked for the National Education Association, the AFL­CIO, Service Employees International Union, the Democratic National Committee and successful Democratic candidates for federal, state and local offices. Brad contributes regularly to two nationally syndicated progressive talk radio shows. He is a guest host for and contributes weekly to the Leslie Marshall Show. He also contributes twice a week to the Jeff Santos Show. He appears regularly on the national cable TV news network One America News Network and on CLTV, the cable news station of the Chicago Tribune and WGN­TV. Brad is one of the "political insiders" that The National Journal counts on for political analysis and Campaigns and Elections Magazine named him as a "mover and shaker" in political consulting. He has written or blogged for for The Hill, Roll Call, USNews.com, Politico, The Wall Street Journal and other publications.


Catherine Shakdam

Catherine Shakdam

Catherine Shakdam is a political analyst, writer and commentator for the Middle East with a special focus on radical movements and Yemen. She hosts a weekly podcast: Breaking Point at Epic Times. The Director of Programs at the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, Catherine is also the co-founder and director of Veritas Consulting. She authored Arabia's Rising - Under The Banner Of The First Imam.


Charles Faddis

Charles Faddis

Charles S. Faddis is a twenty-year veteran of the CIA's Clandestine Service. He served throughout the Near East, South Asia and Southern Europe and conducted operations against rogue states, WMD smuggling networks and the world's most dangerous terrorist organizations. He took the first CIA team into Iraq in 2002, in advance of the invasion of that country, and he retired in 2008 as the head of CIA's WMD terrorism unit.
Since his retirement, Faddis has written extensively. He is the author of three works of non-fiction, three novels and dozens of articles and opinion pieces. He lives near Annapolis, Maryland and continues to consult for the Intelligence Community.


Dorian Davis

Dorian Davis

Dorian is a Washington DC-based media scholar and pundit. As a freelance reporter and columnist, he's contributed to Business Week and The New York Daily News, and blogged the 2012 presidential race for WNYC's "It's A Free Country." A former journalism adjunct at Marymount Manhattan College and Seton Hall University, he's talked politics and pop culture on Newsmax, MTV, NY1, WNYC, and more.

Globally syndicated radio host (GCN Network, iHeart Radio), TV personality, Medical Expert and Board Certified Family Physician, Dr. Daliah has a unique way of educating while being entertaining. She can also be seen on PAWN STARS selling and discussing medical antiques as a passion of hers is medical history.


Erik Brown


Erik Brown is President of DMI DIRECT, a national strategic brand marketing firm. Under his leadership the agency has directed efforts for local, state, and national campaigns as well as spearheading large scale issue advocacy and corporate initiatives. Recipients of the prestigious AAPC Pollie Award and Telly Award for creative excellence, the corporate portfolio includes work for notable candidates and statesmen as well as prominent elected officials and public policy organizations. Mr. Brown's direction has been definitive where his firm has risen in prominence as one of the most innovative agencies in the country. His emphasis centers on creative messaging as applied to targeted media deployment. A seasoned political professional, Erik provides valuable insight derived from corporate experience in the financial services and professional sports industries where he has held marketing and sales management positions. A graduate of the University of California, he has held leadership positions with a number of civic organizations including law enforcement advisory councils, and major philanthropies. Mr. Brown is also a sportsman who has trained professional and competitive athletes in multiple disciplines. As an ice hockey coach, his teams have won acclaim as District and National Champions. His public presentments demonstrate a passion for advancing the cause of ordered liberty. Erik and his family reside in Southern California, and are involved in the ministry of their community church.


Dr. Harlan K. Ullman


Dr. Harlan K. Ullman is UPI's Arnaud de Borchgrave Distinguished Columnist, and Chairman of the Killowen Group that advises business and governments at the highest level and of CNIGuard that provides brilliant solutions for protecting and securing infrastructure.



Joe Schrank

JoeSchrank-100x100Joe, a social worker and long time promoter of drug and alcohol recovery, is a recovering alcoholic, and founder of The Williamsburg House, a sober-living facility in the heart of Brooklyn. Following a tenure at Promises in Malibu, CA, Joe established the first sober living facility in New York City, The Williamsburg House.. Frustrated with the lack of media attention on the recovery community, Joe then founded TheFix.com. He's been sober for 19 years but costumes to be a depressed and disgruntled alcoholic. A Board member of Slam (sobriety, learning, and motivation), 2015 saw the establishment of the first recovery program in a NYC public high school.


Jon Justice

The Jon Justice Show airs on terrestrial radio 104.1 KQTH Tucson's #1 News/Talk station and streaming worldwide at www.1041KQTH.com. Launched on August 13, 2007, The Jon Justice show has quickly risen to be the most listened to news/talk morning show in all of Southern Arizona.


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Joshua Katz

Joshua Katz is the founder of the TerrorView app, President of ConteGoView, Inc., Managing Partner with The Enright Group, and is a national security and intelligence expert. Formerly Joshua served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Counterterrorism and Intelligence to the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. As the Chairman's senior most advisor on intelligence and terrorism, Joshua was instrumental in developing policy to protect the security and national interest of the United States both at home and abroad. Perhaps one of his most impactful successes was in his identification of the threat ISIS poses to the Middle East, prior to recent events.


Michael Busler


Michael Busler, Ph.D. is a public policy analyst and a Professor of Finance at Stockton University. He has written Op-ed columns in major newspapers for more than 35 years




Michael Dozier


Dr Dozier is a reporter for Examiner.com and AXS.com. He is a guest commentator and analyst for several national talk radio and news outlets. He has been seen on Fox News, CBS, Newsmax, OANN and several international news outlets. Dr. Dozier is a Spokesman for Teaparty.org and Project 21 He works with GlobeCastR,Llc and Start-EMS in humanitarian aid missions in Africa, Asia, the Balkans and America. He has advanced studies in Homeland Security, Risk Analysis,Emergency Management, and Disaster Preparedness. Dr Dozier served as one of the Commissioners on Disability for Bourne, Massachusetts and Chairman of the Board, and Director of Health and Human Services for the Homeland Security Foundation of America. He works with politicians and government agencies worldwide and is a registered lobbyist in the United States.


Nancy Levine


Nancy Levine is an executive recruiter with more than 30 years of experience, including corporate roles with American Express and Bankers Trust (later acquired by Deutsche Bank) in New York City. She has developed a specialty in background checking and vetting individuals and nonprofits. For her recent efforts in exposing an alleged charity fraud, Margaret Sullivan, public editor of The New York Times, called Nancy "one of the most persistent people I've ever come in contact with." Nancy is a California state certified domestic violence victims' advocate, having completed her training at the Center for Domestic Peace in San Rafael, California. She is also the author of the bestselling four-book series published by Penguin Group, starting with The Tao of Pug. Nancy is originally from Scarsdale, New York, earned her B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Albany, and attended New York University Stern School of Business. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Neil McCarthy

neil-MccarthyNeil McCarthy was born on April 30, 1956. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a journalist-father and working nurse-mother. He attended Catholic parochial school in his neighborhood and then Xavier High School in Manhattan, where he was educated by the Jesuits. He graduated from Xavier in 1974 and has thereafter called it "the most important school [he] attended." He was among the early classes of Catholic high school graduates who were able to apply to and attend non-Catholic colleges (until sometime in the '60s, Catholic high schools would not forward transcripts to non-Catholic colleges). Of the Jesuits, many of whom became lifelong friends, he says, "They taught me the most important lesson I ever learned – to pray as if everything depended on God but act as if everything depended on me."


Peter Gallo


A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Peter spent 19 years in the Far East as an investigator in the private sector, based in Hong Kong, he worked on pre-investment Due Diligence, fraud and corruption investigations throughout China and the Asia-Pacific, and was recognised as a leading authority consulting on money laundering and terrorist financing prevention. In 2011 he was recruited by the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services and spent four years based in New York, gaining a unique insight into the inefficiencies fostered by the UN in practice. He graduated in law from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, has an MBA from Strathclyde and an LLM in International Criminal Law from the University of Torino, Italy. Admitted to practice law in Scotland, Hong Kong and New York, he has written and provided training in the prevention and investigation of financial crime to both professional and academic audiences, having been a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Following his experience with the UN, he is now an outspoken critic of the corruption and ineptitude inherent in the Organization, particular in respect of it's failure to investigate fraud, waste and abuse within the UN system and the Organizations failure to protect women and children from sexual exploitation.


Richard Ebeling


Dr. Ebeling is currently the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. Prior to that Richard was the Professor of Economics Chair at Hillsdale College in Michigan, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Dallas, a Lecturer in Economics at the National University of Ireland at Cork, and an Adjunct Instructor in Economics at Rutgers University. Richard has an extensive list of published essays and articles, and is the author of Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (2003). His most recent work, Political Economy and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition, will be published in 2009. He received the "Franz Cuhel Award for Excellence in Free Market Education," presented by the Liberalni Institute at the annual Prague Conference on Political Economy (Prague, April 2007) and the "Liberty in Theory: Lifetime Award" for contributions advancing the case for classical liberalism, presented by Libertarian alliance/Libertarian International (London, November 2005).


Robert Scott Bell

Robert Scott Bell, host of The Robert Scott Bell Show and in broadcast media since 1999, covers news stories in the health, political and economic worlds for two hours each day, six days a week in both radio and TV formats. His commentary crosses the political, economic and cultural divide, drawn from his 20+ years of experience in the natural health care sector, whether providing direct support to those in need or working with physicians on their toughest cases. He makes sense out of medical propaganda, taking the complex and breaking it down into forms much easier to understand. His bottom line is bringing the freedom and power to heal back to the people, where it belongs.


Ryan Girdusky


Ryan James Girdusky is a native New Yorker, writer and political consultant. He has worked alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Bob Turner, and the Liberty for All Super PAC supporting Rep. Thomas Massie. He has written for more than a dozen publications including Human Events, American Spectator, and DailyCaller.com. He's currently a contributing writer at RedAlertPolitics.com.



Ryan Maass

RyanMaass-head-shot-100x100Ryan Maass describes himself as a "loud and proud libertarian headbanger", and isn't shy about it. Ryan got his start in political commentary during his time spent at Elon University, where his right-of-center analysis was featured weekly in the campus newspaper. Ryan graduated from Elon in May 2013 with a double-major in both Political Science and Broadcast Journalism, following his research on how political messages are embedded in both traditional and new media, and another thesis on the ideological rise and fall of the Soviet Union. When his eyes aren't glued to the headlines, Ryan enjoys teaching and practicing Taekwondo, music production, and attending every heavy metal concert within a reasonable distance. As a millennial follower of the likes of Ayn Rand, Adam Smith, and Friedrich Hayek, Ryan strives to put a fresh and fun face on capitalism and individual liberties.


Steve Beaman

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Steve Beaman is a 30 year veteran of financial services most well-known for co-founding, building and then selling Chicago Investment Analytics to Charles Schwab. Subsequent to the sale of "CIA" in 2000, Steve established a private equity concern providing funding for several companies and even provided funding for "The Long Ride Home"; a "family values" movie with Randy Travis and Earnest Borgnine.



Vince Coyner

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The product of a military family, growing up in Naples, Italy and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and being stationed in Germany while in the Army, Vince spent half of his first quarter century on earth seeing the US from outside its borders. That perspective, along with a French wife and two decades as a struggling entrepreneur have only fueled an appreciation for freedom and the fundamental greatness of the gifts our forefathers left us, particularly the Constitution.

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