HUBE is a native of Delaware, USA. Delaware's claim to fame, such that it is, is that it is the very FIRST state of the United States, having been the first to ratify the US Constitution on December 7, 1787. Hube attended public schools, and then attended the also-public University of Delaware, studying International Relations.
Hube later earned his Masters degree at the University of Delaware, and as a graduate student became a member of the National Association of Scholars (NAS).
Hube worked on a former Delaware House of Representatives' Majority Leader's election campaigns since his first election in 1990. Hube has been, and remains, extremely interested in local and national politics, the United States Supreme Court, education, and contemporary culture. He has taught public school for over 20 years.
Hube is a big sports aficionado, too. He enjoys running, basketball, golf, football (American) and soccer. He at one time was an avid comics collector. Hube also has some musical talent. He is a proficient saxophone player, and is self-taught on the bass guitar. In college he played sax in a local rock band (called Why Not?). Currently, Hube doesn't play either instrument very much (much to his regret).
Hube makes his home in Delaware.
DUFFY is a decade-long resident of the First State. He is currently politically homeless but is most accurately described as a "small L" libertarian. He is married with kids (one of whom is autistic) and lives in Pencader Hundred. He has been a freelance IT consultant for the past 8 years and has worked in many of Delaware's cube farms. He enjoys soccer, Formula 1, home-brewing and bad puns.
PAUL SMITH JR., formerly of Gazizza.net and other group blogs, joined The Colossus in July 2010. By day, he works as a web developer for a local internet marketing agency. His past political experience includes serving on the national board of directors of a conservative youth organization, managing a campaign for Mayor of Wilmington, and serving as Vice-Chairman of the Wilmington Republican Committee.
FELIX is located in the northeast corridor of the United States. He likes to write. He likes politics. Other than that, he prefers to remain highly anonymous. He was a big fan of contributor Hube's former "Hube's Cube" blog. Felix's politics are pretty similar to Hube's -- conservative/libertarian for the most part.
GOOCH was born and raised in Southwest Philadelphia. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, currently holding Phillies and Eagles season tickets. He enjoys SoapBox Derby Racing on the adult circuit, collecting gray things, and jumping large puddles on rainy days. He loves Jack Lemmon, yet hates Lemonheads. He spends what little free time he has reading non-fiction books and watching movies. Gooch is a bona fide Bodhisattva. He has the distinction of being one of only six card-carrying members of the Republican Party to have ever had dreadlocks. He is currently enrolled in grad school and has been focusing most of his energy towards his studies and beautiful new bride.
He contributes behind the scenes doing research and such. Until then, you stay classy, San Diego.