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Drew Gowing


Drew Gowing was named Editor in Chief in 2008 and presides over Charlatan Magazine's exposition of politics & style.

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Drew Gowing

Reared in socially progressive Los Angeles, Drew Gowing rebelled by dropping out of the prestigious University of Southern California after a semester to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) on a full-time, two-year missionary assignment in Canada. Upon returning to the U.S., he transferred to Brigham Young University to read philosophy and earn the distinction Bachelor of Arts.

He began his career as an intern on the Senate Labor and Human Resource Committee in Washington DC, and ultimately cut his teeth in the Press Rooms on Capitol Hill. Here, public relations and political science combine into the incontrovertible truth that publishing ensures, supports and shapes the world of politics. A candidate for the JD/MPP in Law & Public Policy, he turned from Boston University to Management Consulting whereto advise leaders in business and government around the globe.

During the 2008 election year, three contingents of his past coincided when the LDS Church collected over $20M to promulgate the State of California’s Proposition 8. Herein Church, State, and Law collided in what is described as the only instance in U.S. history where civil and pre-existing rights were taken away from a specific and targeted minority. Invited to edit a political exposé the following month, he effectively re-entered the public sector to devote what he calls his ‘second act’ to its service.

Mr. Gowing resides in Charlotte North Carolina with his partner of 25 years, David Edward Record. Under the shadow of the Hearst empire, he presides over Charlatan Magazine: The Exposé of Politics & Style.

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Editor's Letters


The Spice of Life

Did the pandemic create an economic crisis for a particular class? Editor in Chief DREW GOWING explains how its effect on life and living came for us all.

Date Bait

Art and science work hand in glove to write the definitive book on love. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING explores Hollywood's search for the truth and nature of love.

Vaccines, Virtues & COVID-19

A scant 2 million people were vaccinated in the U.S. this year and you won’t believe who? Editor in Chief DREW GOWING explains who got lost in the crosshairs of morality & immortality.

Common Sense

The Financial Crisis of 2008 was the worst since the Great Depression. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING remembers the attitudes that led and delivered us from both.

Are You My Mother

Women commadeered U.S. labor in the 20th century. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING weighs the compensations the concessions of equality.

The Silk Road

It was the super highway of trade and commerce in the ancient world. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING examines the U.S. trade wars with China and discovers some uncollected debts along the Silk Road.

Head of Class

The U.S. Education system ranks #14 — according to the OECD — and trails behind its neigbors around the world. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING examines why children learn what they live.

The Little Prince

A superpower assumes global superiority. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING remembers America's imperialist past, and explores the new diplomtic reign of soft power.

Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING remembers the controversial march toward Marriage Equality.

Ordinary People

One in four will seek psychoanalysis during their lifetime. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING recalls how the industry evolved and hit its stride.

Transgender Revolution

Gender identity can differ from the sex assigned at birth. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING explores the newest frontier for civil rights called the Transgender Revolution.

The White Horse

Why did a conservative Senator from Utah defect in a republican president's impeachment trial? Editor in Chief DREW GOWING examines the LDS call and quest to serve the U.S. Constitution.

A Pirates Life For Me

State-sponsored terrorism is as old as time. Editor in Chief DREW GOWING recalls how Barbary Pirates presaged the Arab Spring in Tripoli, and the predilection of non-state actors in international affairs.

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