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Drew Gowing


Drew Gowing was named Editor in Chief in 2008 and presides over The Charlatan's exposition on politics & style.

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Drew Gowing

Reared in socially progressive Los Angeles, Drew Gowing rebelled by dropping out of the prestigious University of Southern California after a semester to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) on a full-time, two-year missionary assignment in Canada. Upon returning to the U.S., he transferred to Brigham Young University to read philosophy and earn the distinction Bachelor of Arts.

He began his career as an intern on the Senate Labor and Human Resource Committee in Washington DC, and ultimately cut his teeth in the Press Rooms on Capitol Hill. Here, public relations and political science combine into the incontrovertible truth that publishing ensures, supports and shapes the world of politics. A candidate for the JD/MPP in Law & Public Policy, he turned from Boston University to Management Consulting whereto advise leaders in business and government around the globe.

During the 2008 election year, three contingents of his past coincided when the LDS Church collected over $20M to promulgate the State of California’s Proposition 8. Herein Church, State, and Law collided in what is described as the only instance in U.S. history where civil and pre-existing rights were taken away from a specific and targeted minority. Invited to edit a political exposé thereafter, he effectively re-entered the public sector to devote what he calls his ‘second act’ to its service.

Mr. Gowing is the inaugural editor of Charlatan Magazine. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his family.

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Editor's Letters


Word of the Year

At the crossroads of nobler acts and braver deeds.


The Equality Act

America's patrons and public accommodations proffer their Right of Reply.


Thanksgiving Heist

My in-laws are creating a Thanksgiving circus. Have we lost our sense of occasion?


Date Bait

Art and science work hand in glove to write the definitive book on love. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING explores Hollywood's search for the truth and nature of love.


Vaccines, Virtues, COVID-19

By 2023, over 13+ milion vaccines were administered to assauge 7 million deaths. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING remembers who got lost in the crosshairs of COVID-19.


Common Sense

The Financial Crisis of 2008 was the worst since the Great Depression. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING remembers the attitudes that led and delivered the nation from both.


Ship of State

George Washington led the Continental Army into the first American Revolution. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING queries if Election 2020, the U.S. Capitol Attack and self-coup from the top will be the last?


Are You My Mother

Women commadeered U.S. labor in the 20th century. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING weighs the compensations and concessions of equality.


The Little Prince

A superpower assumes global superiority. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING remembers America's imperialist past, and explores the new diplomtic reign of soft power.


Garden of Good & Evil

The march to the grave yields to the left or chooses the right. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING weighs them both in Savannah.


Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court declares Same-Sex Marriage the new law of the land. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING remembers the controversial march toward Marriage Equality.


Intersex Revolution

Gender identity can differ from the sex assigned at birth. Editor-in-Chief DREW GOWING explores the newest frontier for civil rights called the Transgender Revolution.


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