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Kirsten A. Powers


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Kirsten A. Powers is an American political pundit and columnist. She began her career as a Democratic Party operative with the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team in 1992 followed by an appointment as Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for Public Affairs in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998. She subsequently worked in various roles including press secretary, communications consultant, and Democratic Party consultant. She currently serves as a contributor to USA Today and a political analyst for the Fox News cable TV channel. Her new book The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech (2015) critiques modern illiberal attacks on free speech. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Elle, New York Observer, Salon, Wall Street Journal, and Christianity Today. Powers moderated a panel on “The Terrible Facts: What is Happening to the World’s Christians?” at the “Christianity and Freedom” conference in December 2013.