Gretchen Hamel

Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, is a leading female voice on policy and communication in Washington, D.C. At Public Notice, Hamel leads a team of experts to help make sense of complex economic, regulatory, and budget issues for everyday Americans who don't have time in their busy schedules to follow the ins-and-outs of Capitol Hill. Bankrupting America, a debt-reduction project of Public Notice, has gained significant media attention from local and national outlets, including CNN, Fox News Channel, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Hamel is a fourth-generation ranch girl from southwest Oklahoma and blogs regularly at, where she blends her deep roots in agriculture with her passion for policy, communications, sports and pop culture.

The Shadow of Debt Looms Large at the RNC. Will Ryan Speak to It Tonight?

There are lots of signs and banners and party flair at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week. But inside the Forum, there are two signs that loom largest -- and these signs are not the supportive, rah-rah homemade-poster kind....more
 @Rita Arens Thanks Rita!  Hope to have more posts like it in the future! more