Bethany Mandel
Bethany Mandel
Bethany Mandel is a stay-at-home mother of three children under four and a writer on politics and culture. She is a senior contributor to The Federalist, a columnist for the Jewish Daily Forward, and a contributor at Acculturated. Previously she was a fifth grade teacher in rural Cambodia, an online fundraiser for the Heritage Foundation, and the social media manager (and sometimes blogger) at Commentary Magazine. She lives with her husband, Seth, in New Jersey. You can follow her on Twitter @BethanyShondark.
I Was On Medicaid For Years. It’s Horrible And Should Be Cut, Not Expanded

Since most in the media and on Capitol Hill come from upper-middle-class households, few seem to spend time talking to those Americans on Medicaid rolls.

Leah Remini Trains The Big Guns On Scientology In Latest Episode

The man who designed the security system at the main center for Scientology on the West says it eventually was used to keep people from escaping.

How The Transgender Crusade Made Me Rethink My Support For Gay Marriage

The Left has shown the totalitarian manner in which it exacts support, or at least silence, from everyday Americans. Gay marriage was just a wedge.

Leah Remini’s Latest Scientology Takedown Attempt Is Weak

While the stories of suicide in episode two and three are indeed tragic and heart-breaking, how much responsibility does Scientology have for them?

Leah Remini Is Back To Scientology On A&E, Focusing On Child Abuse

Season one of Leah Remini’s Scientology special was about telling the stories of its victims. Season two is about taking it down.

The New York Times Is Okay With Sexism So Long As The Target Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Women in Trump’s White House are criticized not just for what they say or do, but also for what they wear, although the media used to tell us this was sexist.

Help Us Get Back To A Real ’90s Dating Scene By Matchmaking, Like Me

Matchmaking systems work in a variety of ways, but they have myriad advantages over our often disgusting and ineffective modern dating culture.

The Anti-Defamation League’s Sad Slide Into Just Another Left-Wing Pressure Group

CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wants the Anti-Defamation League to get ‘involved in fights it has no place being in, like Hispanic hate crime. It’s not their lane. It’s bad, but not anti-Semitic.’

If Liberals Want To Have Fewer Children To Save The Planet, More Power To Them

Individuals who choose to have fewer kids should by all means proceed. Meanwhile, pro-family conservatives shall inherit the future.

If Gilead Is Anywhere In The World, It’s Saudi Arabia, Not America

Gilead is a fictional place. But if it exists, it’s found in a country like Saudi Arabia, where women are trapped under sharia law and punished for wearing miniskirts.

Even Facebook Babywearing Groups Are Purging Members Who Object To Politics In Everything

Being a parent is exhausting enough. I don’t need the thought and speech police on top of it. Yet here they are, in my babywearing groups on Facebook.

CNN Threatens To Dox Redditor Who Created The Wrestlemania GIF Trump Tweeted

Play into President Trump’s war against CNN, even as a private citizen, and you may have an international news organization devote itself to destroying your life.

Did LuLaRoe Transform Its Explosive Growth Into A Collapse?

When the popularity of the well-made and comfortable mommy-gear exploded in early 2016, the company took on thousands of additional consultants and cheapened product quality.

Sen. Ben Sasse’s Struggle To Confront Bill Maher’s Racism Was Understandable But Disappointing

My grandmother used racist language constantly when I was a teenager. Watching Sen. Ben Sasse’s response to Bill Maher reminded me of my struggle to respond.

Leah Remini’s Bonus Episode Proves She’s On A Mission To Destroy Scientology

Leah Remini and Mike Rinder want this second (and previously unplanned) season of their A&E show to do something more than just give Scientology a black eye.

How To Get Started With The Instant Pot And Transform Your Cooking

After impulse-buying the machine to cook rice, I joined a Facebook group for Instant Pot users and soon learned I could do crazy stuff like make cheesecake and cook frozen chicken.

I Was Afraid I Would Give Birth In The Car. Then It Happened

Our last baby arrived in 90 minutes. This time, I went from sleeping in bed to giving birth in a car on the side of the road, all in about an hour.

Who Needs Alt-Right Conspiracy Theories About Jews When You Have Politico?

Politico has written an indictment of an entire sect of Judaism, getting basic facts wrong and making wild implications about a Jewish conspiracy in Russia tied to the Trump family.

How I Stopped Hating Saint Patrick’s Day

The most famous holiday on my mother’s side features green beer, public intoxication, forced affection from strangers, and a customary meal that smells unpleasant.

Why Does Cedric Richmond Get A Pass For Lewd Comments About Kellyanne Conway?

Democrat Cedric Richmond made an ugly joke onstage about a widely shared photo of Kellyanne Conway sitting on a couch in the Oval Office. Apparently nobody cares.