Mount Vernon Project

The Mount Vernon Project is a six-month journalism fellowship. This program is designed to nurture and train young writers and intellectuals to write for the general public about conservative principles in a way that is both informed and persuasive. However, not only do we train Fellows how to write persuasively, we also are committed to improving their intellectual understanding of conservativism. To that end, fellows are required to review readings in American political history and theory and draft a weekly op-ed length essay that are published on our website.

  • Brandon J. Weichert

    Brandon J. Weichert


    Brandon J. Weichert is a contributing editor to American Greatness. A former Republican congressional staffer and national security expert, he also runs "The Weichert Report" (, an online journal of geopolitics. He holds master's degree in statecraft and national security from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He is also an associate member of New College at Oxford University and holds a B.A. in political science from DePaul University. He is currently completing a book on national security space policy due out next year.

  • Mike Sabo

    Mike Sabo


    Mike Sabo is a Mt. Vernon Fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a recent graduate of the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College. He and his wife live in Alexandria, Virginia.