Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin
elliebufkin
Ellie is a Senior Contributor at The Federalist. She lives and writes in New York City. She's on Twitter @ellie_bufkin.
Why Bob Odenkirk Makes ‘Better Call Saul’ The Best Show On TV

No other fictional person contained in a TV series has better portrayed unrelenting conflict and struggle like Jimmy McGill.

Democrats Dumbfounded To Find That Women Think For Themselves About Politics

Conservative women today reject their casting as second-class citizens. They vote for what they believe to be a better America. The left just can’t understand it.

‘White Boy Rick’ Shines A Needed Spotlight On Problems With Mandatory Minimums

Rick is dealing drugs, sure, but he’s a goofy kid in a bad neighborhood who likes girls and oversized gold jewelry. He’s hardly painted as a bad guy.

Conservative Women Will Make Democrats Pay For Kavanaugh In November

Democrats assumed Republican women would play into their identity politics instead of seeking truth, and that assumption is blowing up in their faces.

Free Speech Is Not Dead. It’s Living In A Comedy Club In Los Angeles

This visit to The Comedy Store was different, not because the comedians changed to fit the times, but because they were resisting them.

Kanye West’s Pro-Trump Remarks Cut From ‘Saturday Night Live’ Opener

The live broadcast abruptly ended when Kanye began to speak. Viewers were certain he had plenty to say, but NBC and ‘Saturday Night Live’ didn’t want to show it.

Here’s The Simple Reason People Love ‘This Is Us’

The show, known for its highly emotional storylines, did not return on the same gut-wrenching tone it left off with last season. Instead, the premier carried an attitude of hope.

Invading Restaurants To Harass Political Opponents Is Illegal And Harms Innocent Bystanders

Whether they are fast food or fine dining, restaurants are not public venues in which all people are welcome. They are private businesses that specialize in hospitality.

‘Serial’ Season Three Presents An Intimate Look At The Everyday U.S. Justice System

Two years after the final installment of the whirlwind second season of ‘Serial’ featuring Bowe Bergdahl, Sarah Koenig is back with not one new story, but many.

‘The Tonight Show’ Decision To Cancel Norm Macdonald Proves Comedy Is Giving Up On Itself

‘The Tonight Show’ has gone from a delightful and apolitical show to one that comes across as terrified of upsetting progressives.

Jon Stewart’s Success Did Not Create A Big Audience For Political Comedy After All

The fact is, the idea that heavily biased political comedy shows appeal to enough people to make them viable is a fantasy.

‘Jack Ryan’ Is Straightforward, Simple, Action-Packed Fun

While never particularly deep, and somewhat predictable, ‘Jack Ryan’ has everything a television spy series should.

Health Info Provider Adds ‘Front Hole’ And Other ‘Inclusive’ Terms To Safe Sex Guide

It’s unfortunate that innocent, clinical terminology is being diminished in the name of misguided political correctness.

Indicted GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter’s 12 Most Insane Campaign Expenditures

‘The Hunters spent $250 in Campaign funds at United Airlines to fly a family pet (rabbit) to Washington, DC. for a family vacation.’

Actress Ruby Rose Is Not Lesbian Enough To Play Batwoman, Say SJWs

Fans are upset that, unlike the title character in ‘Batwoman,’ Ruby Rose is not Jewish and does not identify as a lesbian.

Aretha Franklin Taught The World About Rising Above Your Troubles With Joy

In passing, Aretha Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate.

Feminist-Celebrated Imam’s Son Ran Terrorist Camp For School Shooters

A camp within the United States where children were being trained to shoot up schools in terrorist attacks should be in the news every day, until every connection is scrutinized.

Actor Rowan Atkinson Defends MP Joke Comparing Burkas To Mailboxes

British actor Rowan Atkinson defended a British politician’s joke about burqas on the grounds that it was funny, and insisted he should not apologize.

Adding An Award Is A Cry Of Desperation From An Increasingly Irrelevant Oscars

The movies that break records and sit at the top of the box office week after week don’t need to win an Academy Award. They’ve already been given the award of huge amounts of money.

Jim Gaffigan Finds Humor In His Wife’s Battle With Cancer In A Brilliant ‘Noble Ape’

Using his signature character voices, he takes his audience through the trials and tribulations of a severe medical crisis.