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We want to present the news that the mainstream tends to ignore from a right-of-center perspective.
Independent blogs like this one provide an opportunity for common folk to battle the corrupted mainstream media in a search for truth. We are searching, always searching…
We research and are as factual as possible and provide links to sources though commentary is commentary. If we are aware of a mistake, we correct it.
I have published educational articles, short stories for children, and was a copy editor for This Week Magazine. I have a B.A. in English Literature and Master’s degrees in Education, Secondary Education, and Administration. For 33 years, I worked in education as a teacher of English and of Special Education and spent years as an elementary principal, secondary principal, central office administrator, and consultant in New York.
The name Sara Noble is a nom de plume and the name of an aunt. The nom de plume was used for several years. There are a few reasons for the nom de plume and included in those is the fact that many of my family members are liberals and don’t want their last name out there on a center-right blog. I started out with the pseudonym and just kept it, but am abandoning it now.
My real name is Maura Dowling and I am the owner/operator. The ads pay for the costs and we don’t make a profit from the website.
We are completely independent of any political party or special interest group.
We can be reached at sara@IndependentSentinel.com
Authors & Creators
Linda Goudsmit is a devoted wife to husband Rob and they are the parents of four children and the grandparents of four. She and Rob owned and operated a girl’s clothing store in Michigan for 40 years and retired a few years ago to the beaches of sunny Florida.
A graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (B.A. in English literature), Linda has a lifelong commitment to learning and is an avid reader and observer of life. She is the author of Dear America: Who’s Driving the Bus?, The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness’ as well the children’s picture book series, Mimi’s Strategy.
It is with pride and humility that she is sharing her thoughts, observations, and philosophy of behavior in the many articles she has written that are featured on Independent Sentinel.
Gary Spina, the author of “Kitchen Table Politics” among other homespun tales of pure Americana, writes occasionally for the Sentinel.
Dianne Hermann, an accomplished editor, and writer has joined the staff and will record This Week in History. She also writes articles for us periodically.
Jim Soviero is one of our regular writers from Strongs Neck, Long Island. He is a former educator at Three Village School District and is active in the local Republican Party.
David Reavill is our Financial Writer writer + finance +iconoclast + hiker + Pennsylvania
daily podcast + comment + thinker
Mark S. Schwendau is a retired technology professor who has always had a sideline in news editorial writing where his byline has been, “Bringing little known news to people who simply want to know the truth.” He classifies himself as a Christian conservative who God cast to be a realist. Mark is an award-winning educator who has published 7 books and numerous peer-reviewed trade journal articles some of which can be found on the Internet. His father was a fireman/paramedic while his mother was a registered nurse. He holds multiple degrees in technology education, industrial management, OSHA Safety, and Driver’s Education. His personal website is www.IDrawIWrite.Tech.
Gene Van Shaar has spent a lifetime studying and teaching a wide range of religious and secular topics. He is a master teacher whose lessons and stories have generated both laughter and tears. As a defender of freedom, he has fostered independence by encouraging students and readers to embrace correct principles and resist coercion. Like Thomas Jefferson, he has “sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” He has written many articles and books including Pillars of Truth and Freedom, My Life and Lessons, The Freedom Saving Series, and The Scriptural Insight Archive.
KrisAnne Hall, a constitutional attorney, is now the president of Liberty First University and travels the country teaching the foundational principles of Liberty and our Constitutional Republic. KrisAnne is the author of 6 books on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, she also has a nationally syndicated radio show and a cable television show. KrisAnne has been featured on C-SPAN TV and C-SPAN Book TV. KrisAnne will connect the dots for you as no one else can!
Other writers include Native-American Floy Jackson, Professor Gennady Shkliarevsky, David S. Kelley, Betsy McCaughey, the former Lt. Governor of New York, and others, including anonymous researchers and authors who fear the cancel culture.