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Bethany Blankley writes about public policy issues for The Center Square newswire, a publication of the Franklin News Foundation, focusing on state and national public policy.

Her commentary has been published by The Washington Times (Axis Mundi), Townhall, Religion Today, Charisma News, Christian Headlines, and others. Her articles about religion and politics are published at Hedgerow, a publication of Patheos/BeliefNet. She has also provided political commentary on public radio and Fox News Radio affiliates and Fox News.

Bethany got her start in politics interning for Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kansas, when he was Senate Majority Leader. She then went on to work in the press offices of three other U.S. Senators and one Congressman on Capitol Hill. She later worked in the press office of a New York Governor and for several nonprofits before she began writing for national news publications.

When she’s not writing about political, cultural and religious issues, she can be found, with difficulty, hiking in the wilderness.

Bethany earned her MA in Theology from New College at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and her BA in Political Science with honors from the University of Maryland. She is a past fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal and L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland.

As an investigative journalist and columnist she started Just the Facts in 2021 in response to questions she regularly gets from readers, followers and people she regularly meets from all walks of life.

If you have a tip for a potential news story, be assured that your anonymity is never compromised.

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