Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist and author of "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," out from Encounter Books this spring. Get it on Amazon. She previously was managing editor of School Reform News at The Heartland Institute and the assistant editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. Joy is also the 2013-14 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education mandates. Joy has taught high school and middle school history, literature, and debate, and has written public speaking curriculum. She is a graduate of the Hillsdale College honors and journalism programs. She and her husband live in the Midwest and have five children ages seven and younger. Follow Joy on Twitter.
7 Books To Read With Kids About Christopher Columbus

Before we raze the memory of Christopher Columbus, we might wish to know why many generations considered him a great man despite his sins.

The Proud Boys Are What Happens When Boys In A Sexual Wasteland Try To Become Men

‘This American Life’ ran a report on the Proud Boys, a self-described ‘fraternal organization” that promotes ‘alt-light’ political ideas centered on an odd combination of post-sexual-revolution mores.

Thanks To Testing Backlash, Virginia Drops U.S. History Tests Despite Horrific Public Ignorance

Complaints about testing are a direct consequence of three decades of Republican-driven emphasis on using tests as a centralized mechanism for controlling schools.

Green Bay Packers Asked Fans To Link Arms During National Anthem. Most Refused

While Packers and Bears players and coaches linked arms on the field, a plethora of little American flags popped up all over the stadium. Fans shouted ‘USA! USA!’

Sessions Teaches Free Speech 101 And Media Reaction Proves They Need It

One might wonder why Jeff Sessions would take the time to say such obvious things, but to judge by the reactions it appears many Americans do indeed need a free speech 101 class.

Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech

That so many Americans are merely transactional citizens ignorant of fundamental facets of the American identity is not just a sign but a root cause of our current social disintegration.

In ‘What Happened,’ Hillary Clinton Completely Whiffs On The Lessons Of The Prodigal Son

The parable of the prodigal son is ultimately about eternal salvation, not American politics. But it also has something to say about human nature, justice, and mercy.

Yes, Christians Think Hurricanes Are God’s Punishment For Sin

Technically, yes, hurricanes exist because of sins like extramarital sex and abortion. Yet theodicy — reconciling God’s goodness with the existence of evil — is much, much more complicated than such sneering reductionism.

FDA: To Keep Your Kid From Getting A Peanut Allergy, Introduce Peanuts Early

A ‘landmark’ clinical trial finds parents could reduce by 80 percent a susceptible child’s risk of later developing a peanut allergy if they introduce peanut butter to their babies early.

The Left Is Still Freaking Out About Betsy DeVos Because School Choice Is An Existential Threat

Betsy DeVos frightens the heebiejeebies out of the Left because her marquee policy—school choice—uncovers their intellectual and moral bankruptcy.

Statue Watch: UVA Thomas Jefferson Vandalized, Ohio Revolutionary War Statue Decapitated

The statue was vandalized the day before UVA’s Black Student Alliance presented ‘demands’ that included teaching students about the relation between Thomas Jefferson and white supremacy.

After Trans Discussion, Kindergartener ‘Came Home Crying And Shaking So Afraid She Could Turn Into A Boy’

Angry parents stampeded a California charter school board meeting Monday after a teacher read her kindergarten class picture books about transgenderism to affirm a gender dysphoric classmate.

Vandals Are Destroying Monuments Because They’ve Been Taught To Hate America

It appears Islamists have something in common with statue vandals besides an ideology that justifies political violence and a rabid hatred of free expression: the desecration of historic monuments.

The Trans Juggernaut Wants Your Kids, And Public Schools Are Just The Beginning

Parents are finding fewer and fewer ways to protect their children from being used as guinea pigs inside an experiment constructed by unelected bureaucrats.

Serena Williams Is Right: Childbirth Can Make You Feel Like ‘A Real Woman’

The defensiveness at Serena Williams’s remark rather than rush to celebrate her body’s uniquely female creative work implies that women who don’t have children agree that they are missing something. 

It’s Long Past Time To End All Discrimination Policies And Restore Equal Protection

Ultimately, federal law places every employer and employee in the same no-win situation as Google: lawsuit if you don’t have enough protected class employees, lawsuit if you try overtly to hire them.

Are Your Pretend Allergies And Faddish Diet Preferences Selfish?

If it’s that bad for a world-class chef, just consider what a strain such demands can be on ordinary home chefs who find unforseen — and completely unnecessary — diet obstacles among guests.

Delicious Recipes You Can Make For Friends With Food Restrictions

It may be allergies, preferences, or special diets. If you’re not used to cooking within the many sets of restrictions out there, here are recipes to get you started.

Sen. Patty Murray Calls For Resignation Of Trump Official Over Accurate Campus Rape Comments

The victimhood brigade is calling concerns for equality, accuracy, and equal treatment under the laws ‘rape apology,’ polarizing any reality-based discussion. Yet they do have a point.

Student Riots Slashed Mizzou Enrollment 35 Percent In Two Years. Watch For More

U.S. taxpayers are spending an annual $4 trillion on higher education in this country, and these are the outcomes. Everyone paying attention has caught on by now.