Sean Patrick Hughes

Sean is a writer, veteran, non-profit founder (, tech leader and a special needs father. He’s contributed to multiple media outlets including the Washington Post and Quartz.

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.

Sean brings a contrarian point of view and a rare range and depth of experience to his writing. Rationally objective, his work challenges us to look deeper into our modern problems.

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