Let us introduce Lauren Weiner, the new Associate Editor of Law and Liberty. Our growing enterprise now benefits from the editorial and writing efforts of a self-confessed ink-stained wretch. (Lauren says she is updating, though, and now prefers byte-sodden rogue.) Lauren’s writing life has taken her to jobs as an editor, reporter, and congressional staffer, and to the Pentagon, where she spent three years as a speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Her interest in U.S. history, foreign policy, politics, and culture is deep and abiding. The publications in which her work has appeared include the Weekly Standard, Commentary, First Things, American Communist History, the Wall Street Journal, the American Interest, Policy Review, the New Criterion, the Washington Times, and the Baltimore Sun.