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Founded in 2018 by Sarah Longwell, Charlie Sykes and Bill Kristol, The Bulwark focuses on political analysis and reporting without partisan loyalties or tribal prejudices.

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William Kristol
Editor at Large
Amanda Carpenter
Political Columnist
Adam Keiper
Executive Editor
Martyn Wendell Jones
Associate Editor
Benjamin Parker
Senior Editor
Hannah Yoest
Art Director for The Bulwark and author of the Hellcat newsletter.
Sonny Bunch 
Culture Editor
Mona Charen 
Policy Editor
Cathy Young
Russian-Jewish-American writer. Author, Ceasefire: Why Women & Men Must Join Forces to Achieve True Equality (1999). Cato Institute senior fellow. Writer, The Bulwark. Newsday columnist, Reason contributing editor.
Theodore R. Johnson
Theodore (Ted) R. Johnson is the director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and a writer for The Bulwark. He is also a retired commander in the U.S. Navy and the author of When the Stars Begin to Fall (Grove Atlantic, 2021).
Joe Perticone 
Joe Perticone is national political reporter at The Bulwark. He previously reported on Congress and campaigns at Business Insider and Independent Journal Review. Follow him on Twitter: @JoePerticone. He can be reached at:
Charlie Sykes 
Jim Swift 
Senior Editor
Tim Miller