Patrick Ishmael is a native of Kansas City and a 2006 graduate of Saint Louis University, where he earned honors degrees in finance (BSBA) and political science (BA). Patrick graduated from Saint Louis University law school with a concentration in business transactions. He is a member of the Missouri Bar. Patrick's writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Kansas City Star, the Weekly Standard, and many other print publications, as well as in many online publications, including HotAir.com. He lives in the city of Saint Louis.