Sean Patrick Hughes

Sean is a writer, veteran, non-profit founder (, tech leader and a special needs father.

A veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and a Bronze Star recipient, Sean launched the data, politics and society blog in 2015. Since then, the site has drawn over a million readers and has been featured in the online magazines Quartz and Discovery.

Sean brings a contrarian point of view and a rare range and depth of knowledge, experience and passion to the web. Objective and clear eyed, his work challenges us all to look deeper with a perspective desperately needed for today’s America.

He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, The University of San Diego Graduate School of Business and separated from the Navy at the rank of Commander. Today, Sean leads high performing teams in the consumer technology sector in California where he lives with his wife Annette and three boys.