Kristin Tate writes a weekly column in The Hill Newspaper, focused on taxation and federal spending. She is the author of three books. Her latest, The Liberal Invasion of Red State America, was published by Regnery in January 2020. Her other books are How Do I Tax Thee? (St. Martin’s Press, 2018) and Government Gone Wild (Hachette Book Group, 2016).

She also provides communication strategy to political campaigns, and has worked on statewide races in Texas.

Kristin was a Robert Novak Fellow at the Fund for American Studies; her fellowship research project examined the size and scope of the federal workforce. In 2021 Kristin was named a Leader of Tomorrow by the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, one of the world’s premier initiatives for dialogue between political and business leaders. Red Alert Politics and Newsmax Magazine each named Kristin one of the 30 most influential right-of-center leaders under the age of 30 in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Previously, Kristin served as an analyst for the nonprofit  Young Americans for Liberty,  advising the organization in its mission to promote limited government and fiscal responsibility. She also hosted the organization’s flagship podcast, You Built That. Before that, Kristin worked as a reporter focused on immigration issues for Breitbart News in Texas, where she broke a number of critical stories on the US-Mexico border. She is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston.

Kristin lives in Texas with her family. She can be contacted with media inquiries and questions at Follow her on Twitter @KristinBTate.