American Lantern Press (ALP), founded in 1989, publishes news, views, and analysis to empower savvy, self-sufficiency seeking individuals in protecting their assets, health, freedom, and privacy from a rapidly expanding number of threats.
Independent Living, enjoys the support of over 50,000 active paid subscribers hailing from all 50 states and 52 foreign countries. Launched in 2006, it is the fastest-growing and the most widely read newsletter of its kind. In addition to 20-page monthly issues distributed in print, ALP publishes a wide range of manuals and reports on topics of interest to our readers.
In addition, ALP publishes:
- Lee Bellinger’s Executive Bulletin (weekly, free, email)
- Ready for Anything Report (weekly, free, email)
- HealthEdge Bulletin (weekly, free, email)
- Money, Metals, and Mining (monthly, paid, print)
ALP also offers hard-to-find, specialized products of interest to our customers. These include our germ-killing colloidal silver generator, our 30-Day Emergency Food Reserve, and Total Home Evacuation and Emergency Barter Kit (E-PACK). ALP formerly published Confidential Tax Bulletin and The American Sentinel, both of which have been merged into Independent Living.
ALP is a leader in the specialty newsletter publishing and self-reliance fields and boasts annual gross sales of roughly $7 million. It’s sister company, Independent Living Bullion, offers a variety of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion products, serving precious metals investors in the United States and Canada. Launched in 2010, Independent Living Bullion achieved nearly $200 million in gross sales in its first two full years of operation.
Lee Bellinger — Chairman of American Lantern Press and Publisher
A publisher and newsletter editor now for more than 23 years, Bellinger got his start as a graduate of Hillsdale College in Political Economy and History and participated in the college’s prestigious Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP).
Bellinger later served as an aide to then-Congressman Dan Coats of Indiana, covering science and technology, as well as the House tax-writing body, the Ways and Means Committee. He also served as Special Assistant to Congressman Toby Roth of Wisconsin, on intelligence and defense issues.
Lee Bellinger is also a graduate of the National Journalism Center and worked for columnist and author Donald Lambro as well as the Leadership Institute.
In 1989, Lee Bellinger formed a publishing group that purchased The American Sentinel newsletter from Phillips Publishing of Potomac, Maryland. He published this private intelligence advisory on economics and the activities of the political left through 2010.
Stefan Gleason — President of American Lantern Press
In his first official year at American Lantern Press, Gleason guided the continued dramatic growth of Independent Living newsletter and the launch of Independent Living Bullion. He has taken a leading role in the company’s new alliance with David Morgan, editor of Money, Metals, and Mining, and other new initiatives now in the works.
Gleason previously served as Vice President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in Springfield, Virginia, from 1999 to early 2010. As the first strategic litigation organization in the individual rights and free enterprise movement, the Foundation has led the national legal battle to block the expansion of union special privileges over workers and the U.S. economy since 1968. In addition to managing fundraising programs and many of the internal dynamics of the Foundation’s $7 million-a-year operation, he was the Foundation’s primary spokesman on a number of critical, high-profile legal cases, some of which were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gleason has frequently appeared on national television shows and networks such as Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor and Special Report with Brit Hume, CNBC’s Closing Bell, Christian Broadcasting Network, CNN, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He has frequently been interviewed on national radio shows such as the Lars Larson Show, Michael Reagan Show, G. Gordon Liddy Show, and Ken Hamblin Show.
Gleason’s articles and expert comments have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, Washington Times, and National Review, among thousands of other national, state, and local newspapers, wire services, and Internet sites.
A seasoned investor, personnel manager, political strategist, and grassroots activist, Gleason is also a graduate of the University of Florida with a BA degree in Political Science.