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Izzy Lyman is the operator of this blog. She is also the author of The Homeschooling Revolution and the editor of a booklet - The Victims of Illegal Immigration. A pair of her essays were featured In Real Life (edited by Karl Zinsmeister with an intro. by Dr. Laura).
Her work has appeared in the Miami Herald, Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Investor's Business Daily, Boston Herald, Los Angeles Daily Journal, National Review, The New American, The Oklahoman, Christian Post, Ventura County Star, Lancaster (PA) Sunday News, Big Journalism, Homeschooling Today, Big Hollywood, Front Page Magazine, Breitbart Sports, Land Line (Trucking mag.) Fox News, Human Events, and the Daily Caller. Think tanks, like the Cato Institute and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, have also published her work.
She has also been an editorial-page columnist at the Daily Hampshire Gazette (MA), the Edmond Sun (OK) and the Belgrade News (MT) writing about immigration, private property rights, politics, education reform, pop culture, liberal media bias, abortion, crime, higher ed., trucking, middle America, religious liberty, sports, manufacturing, courting, and so on.
She has been quoted in the Irish Times, CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the London Times. Among the notable individuals she has obtained quotes or mini-interviews from - Michele Bachmann, Martin Luther King III, Tim Tebow, Collin Klein, Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly, Pat Buchanan, Dane Fletcher (NFL player), Manti T'eo, Paul Petersen (Donna Reed show/child actor), Emoly West (Miss OK/Miss America 4th runner up), Bill Bennett, Ward Connerly, Christina Hoff Sommers, David Horowitz, Isaac Amuah (Nelson Mandela's son-in-law), Tim Burger (Worst Cook contestant), and Jim Bob Duggar.
She also did a stint as a copy editor at The Oklahoman and operated The Homeschooling Revolution, an award-winning blog (that is, in the eyes of the people, not the media establishment).
Izzy is currently a contributor to the Weekly Choice/Charlevoix County News, the Heartland Institute, and is the Michigan editor for Watchdog Wire.
Alma maters: Florida State (BS/Speech Communications); Syracuse (MSSc in Social Science); Universidad de San Jose (Ph.D. in Social Science)
THR recently spotted in New Hampshire at a Sam Blumenfeld event
Blog mascot: Albert the 20-lb. tabby who used to live in an OKC animal shelter, and now snuggles in gym bags. He is nine years old and loves living in the Great Lakes state!