Greetings, thanks for stopping by. The Mitrailleuse is a new group blog, for loose cannons. Our work has been cited in Vox, The Telegraph, ThinkProgress (“a haven for quixotic conservatives”), Marginal Revolution, TruthOut, Real Clear Policy, The Diplomat, ribbonfarm, Cafe Hayek, Patheos, and Slate Star Codex.
J. Arthur Bloom is the blog’s editor, managing editor of Front Porch Republic, and opinion editor of the Daily Caller. He was formerly associate editor of The American Conservative and a music reviewer at Tiny Mix Tapes. His work has been published in The American Interest, The University Bookman, and The Washington Post’s pop music blog. He lives in DC, and can be found, far too often, on Twitter.
Mark Lutter is writing his dissertation on proprietary cities. He expects to receive his PhD in economics from George Mason University this spring. He also writes for The Freeman and PanAm Post. Follow him on Twitter.
Robert Mariani is the blog’s other editor, and works as the web editor of RT America. A self-styled cinephile, he appreciates the vision of the auteur in film and everywhere beyond. He lives in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.
Arthur Schechter, Brown University Undergraduate Class of ‘16.5, jazz drummer, and aspiring systems theologian, divides his time between Williamsburg, VA and Providence, RI in what appears to be a recurring series of thwarted attempts to flee the East Coast. Follow him on Twitter.
E. Antony Gray is a reactionary poet, computer scientist, pianist and Orthodox Christian layman. He maintains a poetry journal called A Spy In The House of God and has been known to write poems for Social Matter. He also has helped The Living Factory with software development from time to time. Follow him on Twitter.
Nicholas O’Connell is a Masters student in South Asian Studies at Columbia University, and has been immersed in Indian history, philosophy, and mythology from a young age. He writes from the perspective of a libertarian, and a Hindu atheist. More of his work can be found on his personal blog: Videshi Sutra.
Kayla Westbrook is a program representative at the Charles Koch Institute. Before joining CKI, she worked at the Institute for Humane Studies. She holds a BS in economics and political science from the Florida State University. In her spare time, she does aerial silks, yoga, rock climbs, and enjoys paleo cooking. Follow her on Twitter.
Kelly Barber is a Copywriting and Web Development Associate at Students For Liberty in Washington D.C. She holds a BA in History from the University of Florida. In her spare time she can be found painting, reading, mastering new tricks on the flying trapeze, or planning her next international adventure. Follow her on Twitter.
Andrea Castillo is a research analyst at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University studying economic policy and Bitcoin. She writes regularly about economics, technology, and culture for the Umlaut and the Mitrailleuse. She is pursuing a PhD in Economics at George Mason University and received a B.S. in Economics from Florida State University in 2007. Follow her on Twitter.
Courtney Michialuk is is an MA fellow and graduate economics student at George Mason University. She researches tax and development policy with a flair for public perception of economic ideas. She is an advocate for the powers of economic thinking and Tennessee whiskey to improve societal well-being. Follow her on Twitter.
James E. Miller is the editor-in-chief of Mises Canada. He works as a copywriter in Washington D.C.
neovictorian23 is the nom de plume of a former state-level political professional (R) who has recently turned to more productive pursuits like marriage, a son and perfecting the martini. He has a liberal arts degree from a middling state university and a decent United States Chess Federation rating. Currently stashed in a government sinecure, he spends his leisure time reading history and biography and shooting his pistols. His personal blog is Neoreaction in the Diamond Age. Follow him on Twitter.
Jack Ross is a freelance editor and independent historian in Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of Rabbi Outcast: Elmer Berger and American Jewish Anti-Zionism (2011) and The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History (2015), both published by Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.
Vera Soliman is an Orthodox Christian and a Northeastern native, though she has no loyalties to the area. She researches financial markets. In her free time she enjoys reading, baking, and hanging out at church.
David Liakos is a PhD student in philosophy at the University of New Mexico. He lives in Albuquerque, and is interested in hermeneutics, aesthetics, and the social role of the arts and humanities. Follow him on Twitter.
Camilo Gomez was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and studied philosophy at the National University of San Marcos.