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Jamie Stiehm

Jamie Stiehm is a Washington-based journalist and public speaker who writes a syndicated column on national politics and history for Creators Syndicate. Her commentaries and op-eds have appeared in leading newspapers across the nation, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and San Francisco Chronicle.  She also wrote several essays for The New York Times' “Disunion” series on the Civil War, one of which was chosen for their hardbound collection, Disunion, published by Oxford University Press (2016). 

Before launching her career as a syndicated columnist, Jamie worked at The Baltimore Sun newspaper as a metropolitan reporter for ten years. She also worked at The Hill as a congressional reporter, and during that time was hired as a columnist for The New York Times Syndicate. Jamie’s first job in journalism was at CBS News in London, where she worked as an assignment editor with the network’s best correspondents and producers. Her experience living abroad lead to her first published op-ed, titled “An Anglophile’s Disillusionment.” 

Jamie is also a frequent public speaker on American history and democracy, with three of her talks airing on C-SPAN. An expert on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War as well as the woman suffrage and abolitionist movements, she wove an essay and talk on how Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman lived parallel lives from being born enslaved on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As a scholar-speaker, she engages with  how outsiders - such as Quaker abolitionists - resisted government power and succeeded in opening the way for creating social change.

Stiehm currently lives in Washington, D.C., and is at work on her first book. More about her is available here: Visit

Articles by this Author

Maeve McKean, Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, and her young son were lost in a tragic boating accident.