Marybeth Hicks is a weekly columnist for the The Washington Times and the founder and editor of OntheCulture.com, a blog for American women about the things that matter most. She is the author of Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011). Mrs. Hicks began her career as a writer in the Reagan White House, and later was a communications specialist in the educational, healthcare and corporate sectors. A Michigan resident, she served as a gubernatorial appointee to the board of the Michigan Children’s Trust Fund. She currently serves on the national advisory boards of the Parents Television Council and Eduguide, a non-profit that promotes school success. Mrs. Hicks is a graduate of Michigan State University. She and her husband make their home in Michigan and are the parents of four children.