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Jesse Lee, the White House blog, Online Programs Director was one of's first regular contributors. The Huffingtonpost reports Jesse took a swipe at Fox and Glen Beck the other day.

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While not called an OpEdNews editor at the time, Jesse produced a newsletter designed to be printed out and posted at churches, supermarkets, etc., called CommonSense, which included articles published in

Here's a link to his archive back before OEN was a database driven site. Jesse Lee. If you want to get an idea of our early roots and the site's look, click on a few of the other links visible when you view Jesse's article archive. Or check this old sitemap

After Lee departed from OEN, he became one of the first bloggers for the DCCC-- the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committtee. After the 2006 elections, when the Democratis achieved the majority, he became the New Media director for the Speaker of the House.

Here's a link to his profile at reports,
Lee will be key to blogger outreach and working with the online scribes to spread the administration's talking points. Aravosis and others have described Lee as someone who is almost universally liked. At the start of 2009, he organized a series of conference calls between the netroots and Obama administration officials, including a talk with Obama Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag the day the budget was released and another with Vice President Joseph R. Biden's chief economic adviser. "He gets the Internet and he gets politics," Aravosis said.
OpEdNews has not been included in those calls. My educated guess is that our writers have been too hard on the Democrats and the administration. It's too bad loyal critics are excluded.

Amanda Lang, who recently retired due to illness, was's first official editor. Joan Brunwasser became our second editor and she's still a senior editor and election integrity editor.

Our masthead lists current editors.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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