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.
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.

Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars’ Is A Welcome Respite From The Insufferable Wokeness Of Comedy

Seinfeld has created a wonderful escape from the political insanity of our day in his show ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,’ and he should keep it that way.

Michael Che’s Lambaste Of Substituting Politics For Comedy Is Spot-On

Who needs laughter when you can use your broadcast time to lazily slam the president or talk about a rape and be hailed as a hero?

‘Sex In The City,’ Nothing. Dating In New York City Is A Hellscape

‘Sex and the City’ was released 20 years ago. I’d like to debunk any notion a young gal might have that New York City is a good place to date.

Ending Tips Would Only Worsen The Effects On Restaurant Workers Of DC’s Minimum Wage

As a person who has made most of my life’s income from tips, I can confidently say Jane Fonda has been woefully misinformed about the effects of minimum wage hikes on servers.

The Star Of ‘Eighth Grade’ Is All Of Us In Middle School

Kayla is being raised by her single dad, who adores her with every fiber of his being, but just can’t figure out how to make her see what he sees in her.

The $15 Minimum Wage Is Wreaking Havoc On New York City Dining

Eventually, the world-renowned restaurant life in cities like New York, DC, and San Francisco will die. The only survivors will be fast-casual chains with low overhead and deep pockets.