IMF/World Bank Protests 2000

    Kelley Beaucar Vlahos is the executive editor of The American Conservative magazine.  A resident of Arlington, Virginia, she has spent the last 17 years as a reporter and columnist in Washington D.C., serving as a long-time political writer for and contributing editor at TAC before taking the helm of the website in June 2017. Before that she worked as a writer, digital editor and social media maven at, the Washington area's top all-news network.

   Beginning her career in 1994 at the Connecticut daily, Torrington Register Citizen, Vlahos went on to nearly five years of reporting for the Greater Hartford daily, The New Britain Herald . Her experience there took her from town and city government and budgets to state supreme court cases, the Connecticut General Assembly, crime, education, economic development, local and state elections, music and arts, and politics at every imaginable level.

   Moving to the nation's capital in 1999, Vlahos took reporting jobs on both sides of the ideological spectrum, writing mainly about healthcare, families and mental health issues for the NASW News. She then shifted to covering Capitol Hill and national politics  – including the 2000 Presidential election – for, before landing in the Internet policy and technology beat at the Washington bureau of Bridge News, a global financial news wire now part of Reuters. She began her time at in June 2001, and as a political beat reporter wrote about everything from national security and civil liberties in the wake of 9/11, to campaign finance reform, veterans, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Middle East, gun control,the Department of Defense, the conservative movement and the progressive netroots, the media and the federal budget. She wrote over 100 "House Hunting" and Senate race profiles for the 2002 through 2006 election cycles, as well as coverage of the 2004-2008  National Conventions, the 2008, 2012  and 2016 presidential elections, and every midterm cycle in between.
  Vlahos also served as an editor, writer, and social media director for WTOP from 2013-2017.
   She has been a regular contributor to The American Conservative since 2007, concentrating on national security, war policy, civil liberties, the drug war and returning veterans. She serves on the board of, a Washington-based non-profit program that invites experts with diverse opinions on controversial issues to engage in intelligent debate with each other.
  Vlahos has done a variety of media over the years, including  Al Jazeera, NPR's 1A, CSPAN's Washington Journal, Democracy Now!POTUS Sirius-XM, and on FOX News' Tucker Carlson. She's done a wide variety of local and national radio, from the left --  Pacifica Radio (KPFK-LA) -- the right --  The Michael Savage Show --  to libertarian -- The Scott Horton Show.

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