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Contributors and Guest Columnists

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W. Thomas Smith, Jr., Military Analyst

W. Thomas Smith Jr. – a columnist, author, military analyst, and war correspondent whose work has appeared in USA TODAY, U.S. News & World Report, CBS News, Business Week, The Washington Times, and many others -- will be providing frequent commentary and analysis to the US Report.

A former U.S. Marine rifle-squad leader, parachutist, and counterterrorism instructor who today serves as a field-grade officer in the S.C. Military Dept., Smith is a military technical consultant for POPULAR MECHANICS: New Technology of War, a five-part television documentary currently airing on The Military Channel.

— Visit W. Thomas Smith Jr. at uswriter.com.

 *Ed. Note: We are proud to have Smith's content here at The US Report. His experience and insight are much appreciated.

Columns by W. Thomas Smith, Jr.

Violence in Iran: What the West needs to know (July 1, 2009)


Donna Barrow, contributor to The US Report

After more than 20 years in the insurance business, Donna Barrow started her own computer company and eventually became an Information Technology project manager. In 2004 she became involved in politics using her graphic design, video, and database skills in national, state and local elections. She has been a grassroots leader for Presidential, US Congressional and State House races.

Articles/Commentary by Donna Barrow

A Grassroots call to action (May 28, 2009)




Kay B. Day, editor and columnist

 I’ve provided articles, copy and content to places like The Christian Science Monitor, The Writer, Coastal Homes, The Florida Times Union, United Press International, Sky News, Human Events and many others. I also freelanced a regular column for The Writer at the magazine Web site (“Web Savvy”). I one-up articles at many different places.

I’ve written one nonfiction book, Killing Earl. It’s a memoir about a mystery illness our younger daughter experienced. I’ve contributed to anthologies featuring poetry and nonfiction.

I edited an award-winning pharmacy magazine as a freelancer for  more than 10 years, worked on a contract basis for a natural resources agency on projects related to the Bald Eagle, the Peregrine Falcon and special natural areas, and I've provided content to criminal justice organizations as well as small businesses. I also served as writer-in-residence working on a community information project for a major teaching hospital.

My poetry is published in journals like the magazine published by Florida Council of Teachers of English and on Web sites and in magazines like Foliate Oak, Pif, ByLine and Fairfield Review. It’s included in anthologies like Letters to the World and in text materials created by an educational publisher. I’ve done poems on TV and on public radio. An exciting moment for me was reading at the U.S. Library of Congress for Florida Poets Arrive. My collection A Poetry Break won several awards and it was selected by a bookseller’s organization as a nominee for poetry book of the year.

I was honored to serve as senior media analyst for The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention held in Charleston, SC, in 2010.

Though The US Report is only a year old, our content is picked up by major media via our agreement with Newstex.

If you really want to know more, or if you need a writer or speaker for your group, email me by using the form on this website [link at the top of the page].

I get mountains of email from readers, and I really do try to answer them all. Sometimes I fail, so don’t take it personally. I always answer emails from editors and potential clients. I am a capitalist.

If you’re an aspiring writer, your best resource is the magazine The Writer. I’ve already disclosed I’m published there and I do the column online. But I read that magazine long before I was polished enough to do either. It’s the very best writing resource you’ll find in my opinion. It's also the oldest continually published trade magazine for writers in the US.

My professional memberships include The American Society of Journalists and Authors and The Authors Guild.

I invite you to visit my other pages:

Kay Day pages at Media Bistro


*One of a number of contributors to Faces of Freedom, The Writer’s Handbook 2005, The New Writer’s Handbook, vol. 2 (2007) and Letters to the World. Sole author of 'A Poetry Break' and 'Killing Earl'. All are traditionally published. All are available at online booksellers and can be found in a number of bookstores. Barnes and Noble has been fairly kind about carrying my books.


 You may contact me by using the form on this website or by sending a message to kaybday (at) gmail.com.

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Louis William Rose, contributor to The US Report

Born in the city he calls the capital of the world, New York, Louis William Rose received an education that could only be obtained in that metropolis’ once great public school system. When asked what he does, he says that he is a poet, political philosopher, writer, and parliamentarian. After his election to Christianity in ‘75, Rose utilized his peculiar musical talents for the Lord, performing as a baritone soloist for most of the major denominations.

Rose resides in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife Jamy, who is a Florida Master Naturalist at Tree Hill Nature Center. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004. Now pursuing a master’s degree in Philosophy and Ethics, he is involved in politics, widely as a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, and more specifically as Chairman of the Rules Committee for the Duval County Republican Party.

Rose is a member of the Jacksonville Parliamentarians. The organization meets monthly for the purpose of teaching Robert’s Rules of Order to those individuals who wish to learn how to run meetings effectively, or to participate more actively in deliberative assemblies.

Read more of Rose's work at his website Louis Rose.

Articles/Commentary by Louis William Rose

Florida parliamentarian says freedom dependent upon participation (March 5, 2009)


Roger King, contributor, The US Report

Roger King is a 54 year old single father of two “wonderful college age children”, and owner of two dogs and a cat. He was born and raised on a farm in Ohio where he says he learned the lesson that hard work brings success. King worked his way through college to get a master's degree in computer science. For the last 20 years he has worked for IBM in North Carolina. Hobbies include guitar, photography, wood working and his web site. Over the last two years King says he’s become politically active, spending a great deal of time educating himself on economics, political history and other issues affecting our country. King says he’s a strong proponent of the individual and he is a conservative at heart. Visit his website Politically Incorrect Facts.

Other Articles and Commentary by Roger King

Conspiracy or conspiracy theory (Nov. 17, 2008)

Omnibus 2009: Federal greed and skewed foreign policy(March 17, 2009

Bernanke's trillion dollar gamble on the US economy (March 23, 2009)

As Recovery Bill headed for vote, pork reigned (March 4, 2009)