Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann
Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist and author of the forthcoming "The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids," from Encounter Books. 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 four children ages five and younger. Follow Joy on Twitter.
DNC Emails: Common Core A ‘Third Rail’ To Ignore

This helps explain why Democrat politicians paid little attention to lefty constituents’ objections to Common Core.

Donald Trump’s Culture War

While the recent Republican convention was notably bereft of significant attention to the usual culture-war issues, Donald Trump’s critique of our economy and foreign policy is its own culture war.

Mike Pence Makes A Good Match For Trump

A veep nod would parachute Pence out of facing the wrath of voters he’s screwed. Good for him. Not so good for Trump or the country.

Iowa Bureaucrats Force Trans Bathrooms On Churches, Forbid Non-PC Preaching

Do your church and pastor teach orthodox Christian doctrine about human sexuality? They’d better shut up about it, or Iowa’s ‘Civil Rights’ Commission will fine and harass them.

How To Celebrate America On July 4? By Playing The National Anthem With A Suppressed .22 Rifle

‘Top Shot’ winner Chris Cheng has a present for us all on America’s birthday: a rousing rendition of the the Star-Spangled Banner, played with a suppressed Ruger 10/22 rifle.

Who Elected Melinda Gates Global Contraception Czar?

Melinda Gates wants to export Western ideas to the developing world. But not our best ideas, such as government by consent. Our most dangerous: unfettered power.

Blake Lively Loves Babies So Much She Wants A House Full

Actress Blake Lively says she wants a ‘big family’ like hers and her husband’s. It’s a fabulous goal.

How Androgynous Bathrooms Ruin Social Cohesion, And Women Can Restore It

It’s time for a better level of discourse over the push for opening bathrooms and showers to all comers. Women from the Left and Right are uniting to make that happen—and here’s the cultural argument for why.

Can We Just Admit College Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme?

College students from Baylor to Oberlin are right: they’re being exploited and oppressed. They’re just aiming their fire at the wrong part of the system.

10 Top Reasons You Should Have Kids Before 30

The U.S. fertility rate has fallen to match its record low. Here’s why that needs to change, and you need to be the one to change it.

Report: To Divorce-Proof Yourself, Don’t Have Premarital Sex

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5 Reasons No One Should Wear Hipster Glasses

It’s not cool when everyone is doing it, and other reasons hipster glasses need to leave this planet forever.

If A Gorilla Attacks A Child, Shoot The Gorilla Every Time

The Cincinnati Zoo shot a gorilla who was dragging a child around. Good on them — but not on all the lazy hashtag activists calling for his mother to be investigated.

8 Family Read-Alouds All Ages Will Enjoy

Yes, there really are books that both toddlers and grown-ups (and everyone in between) can enjoy with deep satisfaction. Try reading together starting this summer.

If You Want To Nurse Your Baby, Stay Home With Him Longer

New research shows that new moms are more likely to benefit their babies with nursing if they delay getting back to outside-the-home work.

Obama Threatens Schools: Let Men In the Little Girls’ Room Or Else

Federal control over public schools has sent them into a death spiral, exemplified in the Obama administration’s new demands. Families need a new education ecosystem free from federal bullying.

How Common Core Fulfills Hillary Clinton’s Education Dreams

If Hillary Clinton had never played a pivotal role in creating and accomplishing her husband’s education agenda in the ‘90s, we might well not have Common Core.

Heralded By Airplane Banners, Trump Preaches Doom To Hoosiers

If Donald Trump wins the Indiana primary, he’ll be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

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Indiana is a must-win state to keep alive Ted Cruz’s hopes of preventing Donald Trump from winning the Republican presidential nomination.

How To Pick The Best Preschool Environment For Your Child

The research on preschool doesn’t match conventional wisdom. But it does match timeless common sense.