Klein, and presumably Black, is a staunch advocate of releasing the sensitive personnel information to the public.
He returns repeatedly, for instance, to the debate between religious believers and staunch atheists.
It seemed that I, a staunch feminist, had found myself in the epicenter of macho culture.
early 15c., "impervious to water," from Old French estanche "firm, watertight," fem. of estanc "dried, exhausted, wearied, vanquished," from Vulgar Latin *stanticare, probably from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "strong, substantial" first recorded mid-15c.; of persons, "standing firm and true to one's principles" from 1620s.