Meet The Writers

Jeff Steigen (Not pictured)

Jeff was in born in Duluth, Minnesota. He moved to Washington D.C. when he was 14 to attend high school, and he eventually attended a prestigious university where he received a significant and important degree. He now works on commensurately important projects during the day, and runs 3rd Law’s social media and digital platform at night. He sometimes writes. The best thing you can do to honor Jeff is follow 3rd Law on Twitter and Instagram @3rdLawBlog. Or subscribe to our email list. Jeff is too embarrassed to post a photo of himself.


Chris Medrano

Chris is a Northern Virginia native and proud graduate of James Madison University. At JMU, he majored in Political Science and English, and founded the A Cappella group, Rescored. Chris is passionate about conservative thought and free-market economics. He hopes his writing will honor Christ and get people to rethink current political paradigms. Currently, he works in political communications outside of DC.


Nathan Thompson

A DC native and Tostitos connoisseur, Nathan studies International Relations at The London School of Economics and is a proud alum of Furman University and Gonzaga College High School. He loves to run, sing, play the piano, and support his hometown Washington Nationals (as well as his new hometown team, Tottenham Hotspur). Most importantly, he enjoys thinking about economics, politics, theology, and public policy, and he’s excited to share some of those thoughts with you.

Luke Robson

Luke Robson is a senior Economics major at Hillsdale College. At Hillsdale, Luke serves as the Koch Research Fellow for the head of the Economics and Business Administration department, studying under the guidance of Dr. Gary Wolfram. Luke also heads the Community Sports Outreach volunteer program, providing coaches and role models for area youth within the context of athletics.

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Tamara Winter

Tamara Winter is a proud Texan and current senior at Southern Methodist University, studying Economics, Public Policy, and Law. Her interest in politics and policy began and a young age, though her rightward ideological drift came years later. She is passionate about civil society, family, and cultural issues, and as such, most of her writing will be concentrated in these areas. She also loves the Dallas Cowboys, SMU basketball, spontaneous Hall and Oates dance breaks, and baking.

Hayden Couvillion

Hayden is a South Carolina native and a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident. He works as an analyst for a philanthropic consulting firm and is currently way too good of a friend with his cubicle. He has written extensively on issues of race and development for an array of South Carolina newspapers and is excited to bring his writing to 3rd Law. In his free time he traipses up to the mountains to go hiking, fly fishing, and camping.

Shawn McFall

Shawn McFall is a junior at Claremont McKenna College where he studies government and legal studies with a focus in foreign policy. Shawn is a libertarian conservative and closely identifies with politicians Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Ben Sasse. Shawn has recently begun writing about US North Korean policy and has been published in The Hill, National Interest, and E-IR. Beside politics Shawn loves to talk sports and listen to country music.

Michael Lucchese

Michael Lucchese is a member of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College, where he is majoring in American Studies. He is also an alumnus of the National Journalism Center and an ISI honors scholar. A variety of outlets feature his work, including Acculturated, Conservative Review, and the Drudge Report. In addition to writing, he hosts a weekly radio show

Jessica Meyers

Jessica is a recent alum of Westmont College now living in Northern Virginia. At Westmont, she studied political science and english, with a focus on political philosophy and theory. She enjoyed countless hours pouring over the works of Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and mostly Augustine’s City of God. She is passionate about American foreign policy and promoting a biblical understanding of national security. She was an avid runner at Westmont, competing on the cross country and track teams. She now enjoys long runs with friends along the Potomac, and she loves watching movies and being involved at her church in downtown DC.

Oliver Thomas

Oliver Thomas is a recent alumnus of a Fulbright grant to study in Taiwan on the island of Kinmen. He is also a recipient of a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, and currently works at a think tank in Washington D.C. He will pursue graduate study of Taiwan politics and security at the University of British Columbia in the Fall with the ultimate goal of becoming an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy.


John McDonough

John is a recent graduate from Furman University with a major in Business and currently works as a consultant for Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. In his free time, John enjoys reading books on theology, political thought, history, and novels. He also loves to hunt and play sports.


Mike Mastrianna

Mike is a Conservative Libertarian currently residing in the Metro D.C. area. Originally from the great state of Connecticut, Michael moved after graduating from Eastern Connecticut State University with degrees in Criminology and Sociology.  Living in the D.C. area has only enhanced his burning passion for politics and policy. He will be writing mainly about free-trade, criminal justice reform, free speech and toleration, and corporate cronyism/welfare.

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