The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

About Robert Stacy McCain

Robert Stacy McCain is a veteran journalist and conservative commentator who is also a public speaker, author and communications consultant. He is a frequent contributor to The American Spectator and is co-author (with Lynn Vincent) of Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party (2006, Nelson Current).

From 1997 to 2008, he was a writer and editor for The Washington Times. In March 2008, he launched his individual blog, The Other McCain. The original Blogspot site recorded more than 1 million total visits in its first year of full-time operation and eclipsed the 3-million visit mark in November 2009. He was joined by co-blogger Smitty in March 2009. On Jan. 1, 2010, the site debuted in a new WordPress format. In November 2010, the site reached the 5-million-visit milestone.

McCain’s original reporting has included coverage of the 2012 presidential election campaign, the controversy surrounding the Kaitlyn Hunt sex-crime case, and the pattern of harassment against enemies of bomber-turned-progressive activist Brett Kimberlin.

A native of Atlanta and graduate of Jacksonville (Ala.) State University, McCain was awarded the George Washington Medal by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge in 1996 for his series of columns in the Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune about the National Standards for U.S. History. He and his wife have six children.

His e-mail address is r.s.mccain@att.net

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