Emily Zanotti is a writer, comedian, traveler and ten-year veteran of political communications and online journalism based out of Chicago. There, she runs her own digital media firm and works as a writer and researcher for the Heartland Institute and as an associate fellow with the R Street Institute. Her work appears at The Federalist, daily at the American Spectator, on the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal, and across the web. Emily can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more by Emily by following her on Twitter at @emzanotti and "liking" her on Facebook.