The bestselling author of America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, Mark Steyn publishes regularly in National Review, the Washington Times, and Investors' Business Daily and in venues in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Hollywood writer and producer Rob Long began his career as a screenwriter for the hit television show "Cheers." He writes a regular column for National Review magazine and records a weekly radio spot, "Martini Shot," for KCRW in Los Angeles. Mr. Long is also editor-in-chief of Ricochet.com, a center-right website.
Reviewing clips of Ronald Reagan's speeches, Long and Steyn reflect on Reagan's relevance to issues confronting America today. Speaking of Reagan's "The Last Stand on Earth" address, Steyn remarks on "how easily you can pick up the argument [made in 1964 about the threat of Soviet communism] and drop it right down into the current circumstances [the threat of Islamic extremism]." They further review Reagan's positions on socialized medicine, the Constitution (and what Steyn terms "the persistence of the monarchical urge"), and government spending. Finally Long and Steyn challenge Newt Gingrich's assertion that "it is time to let Ronald Reagan go. Not from our reverent memory of course, but as our touchstone, as our icon, as our hallmark, and our reference point."
Rob Long is a writer and producer in Hollywood. He began his career writing on TV's long-running "Cheers," and served as co-executive producer in its final season. During his time on the series, "Cheers" received two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe awards. His most recent television series were "George and Leo," starring Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsh, "Love & Money," on CBS, and "Men, Women & Dogs," on the WB Network - all three of which he created with his writing partner, Dan Staley. Their production company, Staley/Long Productions, was based at Paramount Studios from 1993 to 2001, and is currently based at Touchstone. In addition, he and his partner have served as creative consultants on numerous programs.
Mr. Long has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and has received a Writers Guild of America award.
He has co-written several feature film scripts, including "Just a Shot Away," currently in pre-production with a France-based production company.
He is a contributing editor of National Review, and Newsweek International and writes occasionally for the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. His weekly radio commentary, "Martini Shot," is broadcast on the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, and is distributed nationally. He is a regular political and cultural commentator on the "Dennis Miller Show" on CNBC, and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
Mark Steyn is a writer, political commentator, and cultural critic.
He has written five books, including America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, a New York Times bestseller.