Duane Lester is a former Navy journalist. He has been a contributor at the Watchdog Arena, Right Wing News and IJ Review, and served as Editor-in-Chief at Liberty News before launching The Missouri Torch, which focused on politics in his home state of Missouri. Today, Duane writes mainly at In 2012, Duane was the first recipient of the Breitbart Blogger Award, and in 2015 he became a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Rockies. In addition to his writing, Duane produces a weekly podcast, “The Duane Lester Show“, as well as the YouTube series, “The Paradigm Shift." Duane lives in northwest Missouri with his wife and seven children.