About Us

John H. Hinderaker is a lawyer with a nationwide litigation practice. For twenty years Hinderaker has written with his former law partner Scott Johnson on public policy issues including income inequality, income taxes, campaign finance reform, affirmative action, welfare reform, and race in the criminal justice system. Their articles have appeared in National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Enterprise, American Experiment Quarterly, and newspapers from Florida to California. The Claremont Institute has archived many of their articles here.

Mr. Hinderaker lives with his family in Apple Valley, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He has been named one of the top commercial litigators and one of the 100 best lawyers in Minnesota, and has been voted by his peers one of the most respected lawyers in that state.   He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and was recognized as Minnesota’s Super Lawyer of the Year for 2005. John can be reached by phone at (612) 354-1239.


Scott W. Johnson is a Minneapolis attorney. For twenty years Johnson has written with his former law partner John H. Hinderaker on public policy issues including income inequality, income taxes, campaign finance reform, affirmative action, welfare reform, and race in the criminal justice system. Both Hinderaker and Johnson are fellows of the Claremont Institute. Their articles have appeared in National Review, The Weekly Standard, The New York Times, and newspapers from Florida to California. The Claremont Institute has archived many of their articles here.

Johnson lives with his family in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School. He can be reached by phone at (612) 414-6464.


Paul Mirengoff is a retired attorney in Washington, D.C. He is a 1971 graduate of Dartmouth College and a 1974 graduate of Stanford Law School. He has two daughters and lives with his family in Bethesda, Maryland.

Paul supports Everton FC of the English Premier Soccer League, as well as the Washington Redskins, the Washington Wizards, and the University of Maryland basketball team.


Steven Hayward is the Thomas Smith Distinguished Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio, where he directs the university’s new honors program in political economy, and is also the William Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy. He holds a Ph.D in American Studies and an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School.

Hayward frequently serves as a guest host for Bill Bennett’s national radio show “Morning in America” on the Salem Broadcasting Network, which is carried by 230 stations with an average daily listenership of 3 million. His most recent book is The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, From Wilson to Obama.

Steven Hayward can be reached at hayward487@aol.com.


Joe Malchow has since 2006 been Power Line’s publisher of sorts, managing its business affairs and development team. He is cofounding partner of Publir, which develops algorithmically driven ad technology for digital publications of exceptional writing and wide influence. He has written on culture and politics for The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Manhattan Institute, National Review Online, and for The Wall Street Journal’s Europe and Asia editions. ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jake Tapper profiled him in 2008. In 2012 he was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list.

He also writes occasionally on jazz standards and opera; his knowledge of the Great American Songbook is a terrific annoyance to all. He is a 2008 graduate of Dartmouth College. He received his J.D. from Stanford University in 2013.

Malchow currently resides in Palo Alto, Calif. He can be reached at (212) 203-7247.

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