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Tune in as Wayne is joined by Mark Tapscott. Mark Tapscott was named executive editor of The Washington Examiner in March 2012. He had previously served as editorial page editor since April 2006. As executive editor, he oversees the daily work of the newspaper’s special reporting team. His byline can also be found regularly on columns and blog posts on the newspaper’s web sites. He appears regularly on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and Talk Radio programs.
Tapscott was named Conservative Journalist of the Year at the 2008 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and he was inducted into the First Amendment Center’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Hall of Fame in 2006. He has testified before Senate and House committees on government transparency issues.
Prior to joining the Examiner, Tapscott was director of the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Media and Public Policy where he founded the think tank’s Database 101 Computer-Assisted Research and Reporting (CARR) boot camps in 1999. More than 400 editors, reporters, researchers and bloggers representing virtually every major news media organization in the country have attended the boot camps, which until 2011 provided training in data-driven journalism.
Tapscott is a long-time member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and is an advisory board member for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity. He was an assistant managing editor and managing editor for The Journal Newspapers and The Washington Times between 1985 and 1999.
Prior to his journalism career, Tapscott served in the Reagan administration as a political appointee in the Senior Executive Service where he was Assistant Director for Public Affairs at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). He had previously been communications/publications director at the Republican National Committee and, before joining the 1980 Reagan-Bush campaign, was a senior aide to a U.S. senator and two U.S. representatives.
Tapscott and his wife, Claudia, live in Sykesville, Maryland. He is originally from Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.
Tune in as Wayne is joined by Frank Gaffney.
Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. The Center is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational corporation established in 1988. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters.
Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country. On Secure Freedom Radio, Mr. Gaffney addresses current and emerging threats to national security, sovereignty and our ways of life. Featured guests have included Newt Gingrich, John Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld and many current and former policymakers and elected officials.
Mr. Gaffney is the publisher and associate author of Shariah: The Threat to America (Center for Security Policy Press, 2010). With an introduction by former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, New York Times bestseller Andrew C. McCarthy and Lt. General Harry Soyster as well as contributions from the 19-member Team B II, this highly acclaimed report provides a comprehensive and articulate "second opinion" on the official characterizations and assessments of the threat of political Islam as put forward by the US Government. Shariah: The Threat draws upon the work of the Center for Security Policy and offers practical steps for mobilizing the our law enforcement, our elected officials and the American public to defend out country from those who would do us harm.
Mr. Gaffney also contributes actively to the security policy debate in his capacity as a weekly columnist for the Washington Times, TownHall.com, and Newsmax.com. He is a contributor to BigPeace.com and his columns also appear periodically in WorldNetDaily.com, and FrontPageMagazine.com. He is a featured weekly contributor to Lars Larson's syndicated radio program as well as Greg Garrison's show and a frequent guest on syndicated programs with hosts like: Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Hugh Hewitt, Janet Parshall, and Jim Bohannan. In addition, he appears often on national and international television networks such as Fox News, CNN and BBC. Over the years, his op.ed. articles have appeared in such publications as: The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Republic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, Newsday, American Legion Magazine, and Commentary.