Joe Newby is an IT professional who writes as a conservative columnist for Examiner.com covering politics, crime, elections, military history, and social issues. He also contributes to Liberty Unyielding and Spokane Faith and Values. His articles have also appeared at Newsbusters, and he offers hard-hitting commentary at his own blog, the Conservative Firing Line. He has been involved in conservative politics for years, having run for office in Riverside, Calif., and has served as campaign manager for other candidates. He currently lives in north Idaho with his bride of 26 years.