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Brandon Brice, Senior Contributor and Contributing Editor


Brandon Brice is a Senior Contributor at PolitiWeek® News Magazine. He began his political career as an intern on Capitol Hill in the Office of House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, while serving as a fellow at the Heritage Foundation. Brice moved on to a fellowship in the United Nations Department of Disarmament Affairs. Other professional positions include his work as an Associate at the National Urban League, Director of Education and African-American Affairs in the Office of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Director of Development for the Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia.

Mr. Brice’s media work includes an opinion column in The Washington Times, Communities Digital News. Brice is also a frequent guest on TV programs such as HuffPost LIVE, The Blaze, and many others. Brice attended Howard University for a Bachelors in Business and earned a Masters in International Affairs from Rutgers University, Eagleton Institute of Politics as well as additional graduate work at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs for a Master’s in Public Administration.

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Twitter: @iambrandonbrice


Email: bbrice[at]politiweek[dot]com

Dr. Tom Schmidt, D.Sc., Contributor


Dr. Thomas Schmidt applies systems thinking to questions political, social, and economic. A former writer at Lew Rockwell[dot]com, his approach is rooted in Thomist philosophy and an undying love for the Hapsburg empire. Dr. Schmidt is a faculty member in the undergraduate Business and Technology Management program at NYU’s School of Engineering. Tom has pursued the intellectual life of what Nassim Nicholas Taleb called a flaneur in his book Antifragile. With a background in political science and a doctorate in computer science, he is an acolyte of Jane Jacobs’ works on urban planning, especially her insights in the fields of development and social order.

Adding in the spirit of his native Brooklyn with an appreciation for the operatic works of Wilhelm Richard Wagner, his wide-ranging but deep knowledge is ably put to use in program design and academic administration; he has developed curriculum and taught with stellar evaluations at seven universities. With over 10 years experience at a Dean level , he is fully engaged with the university’s mission of nurturing and growing human capital.

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Daniel Herrera, Contributor

Daniel Herrera, 23, is a political activist and writer.  Despite being fresh out of college he’s worked and volunteered for the Republican National Committee, Young Americans for Liberty, the New Jersey Republican State Committee, Congressman Robert Turner (NY-9), FreedomWorks and written for PolicyMic.

Currently, Herrera is the Vice Chair of the Hudson County, NJ Republican Club’s Young Professionals group, a speaker with Turning Point USA, and founder of HerreraPAC, a conservative political action committee. Herrera holds a degree from The Catholic University of America and is a member of the National Rifle Association.

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Twitter: @dherrera92


Rich Valdes, Interim Contributing Editor 

Rich Valdes, RNN TV

Rich Valdes is an entrepreneur and media contributor experienced in politics, higher education, and marketing communications. Rich is an alumnus of Governor Chris Christie’s Administration, a former columnist with The Washington Times, Communities Digital News, and was the Producer/National Field Director for Special Operations at James O’Keefe’s investigative filmmaking group, Project Veritas from 2014-2015. For the past decade Rich has been a featured strategist or guest panelist on FOX News, CNN/HLN, Star 99.1 FM, the Emmy Award-winning Richard French Live, and many other TV and radio programs.

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Social: @richvaldes


Email: editor[at]politiweek[dot]com



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