David A. Keene is the opinion editor of the Washington Times and former president of the National Rifle Association. From 1982 to 2011, Keene served as the elected chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative advocacy group. For more than ten years, Keene wrote a regular column for the Boston Globe and a regular column for the Hill, which focuses on a Capitol Hill readership. He has written for the National Review, Human Events, and the American Spectator along with several book chapters. His appearances include Face the Nation and the PBS News Hour, and he was a CBS News political campaign consultant for a presidential campaign, among others. Keene lives in Maryland.