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The Public Slate

About Us

pslogo1The Public Slate seeks to inform readers in a timely, accurate, and lively manner on important issues affecting all Americans. TPS encourages strong debate and welcomes contributions from citizen journalists as well as seasoned journalists.

TPS has a mission to report on all sides of the political spectrum so that readers can become better informed about political issues, the state of the nation and about those that serve in leadership roles from the local level, to the United States Congress to the highest office of the President.

Our staff

Joseph Purkis
James Turnage
James Turnage is currently a writer and editor for The Public Slate, a subsidiary of the Guardian Liberty Voice. He is also a novelist who is in the process of publishing his fourth effort. His experience includes performing the responsibilities of a Managing Editor, reporter, columnist, and independent contributor. Contributions to sports publications such as The Penalty Flag and Sports Spartan complete his resume.
Lydia Bradbury
Lydia Bradbury is a writer living in Sydney, Australia. She is a blogger in her free time and writes whenever possible about LGBT issues. She has a B.A. in English from Creighton University.
Donna Martin
Donna W. Martin is an experienced freelance writer with more than 800 articles to her credit. She has also ghostwritten hundreds of articles, eBooks, and guides, and writes curriculum for grades K-12.
Jim Malone
VP of Training and Development at the Guardian Liberty Voice, long-time political activist and writer with a firmly independent, view. Executive director for several news sites including and
Carl Auer
Carl has been a freelance photojournalist for the last 10 years, covering high school, college, professional and olympic level sports for wire services and media outlets worldwide
Gricelda Vicario
Degree in computer graphics design. Specializes in logo and magazine layouts.