Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker who writes sociopolitical commentary for WorldNetDaily and other publications. He is also the founder and Chief Editor of Instigator News Network. In February of 2007, Erik was the first to break the story of Barack Obama's ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level. His book, Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America's Racial Obsession, has been called "the definitive book on race politics in America."