Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is also a contributor to National Review Online and, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Cleveland is a lawyer and a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Hoynes Prize—the law school’s highest honor. She later served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cleveland is a former full-time faculty member and current adjunct professor for the college of business at the University of Notre Dame, where she received several teaching awards. As a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of a young son with cystic fibrosis, Cleveland frequently writes on cultural issues related to parenting and special-needs children. Cleveland can be reached via email at [email protected] or on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland.
Here’s The Skinny On Kids’ Rights Inside Public Schools Teaching Transgenderism

Public schools are sitting ducks for teaching transgender dogma. What rights, if any, do parents and their children retain to reject this while remaining in public-school classrooms?

Why The Most Realistic Solution To Schools’ Trans Indoctrination Is Withdrawing Your Kids

With these news stories, parents understandably wonder how they can protect their children from being taught that boys can become girls, or punished for using biologically correct pronouns.

Arkansas Decision Puts Urgency On GOP Promises To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

While pro-life Americans should be pressing Congress to defund Planned Parenthood, they are instead focusing on inside-the-court-room strategizing.

Nazis Support Abortion, Gun Control, And Speech Codes. That Describes The Left

At every level, the beliefs and goals of the white supremacist, alt-right, Nazi movement directly oppose conservatism.

Yes, The Princeton Prof’s Argument For Early Abortion Is Stupid

Princeton professor Elizabeth Harman contends fetuses who are not aborted possess moral worth while still fetuses. Fetuses who will end up aborted, on the other hand, do not.

James Damore Has Solid Grounds To Sue Google For Discrimination

James Damore can present a prima facie case of illegal retaliation from Google: he engaged in protected activity by opposing several discriminatory practices, and was fired from his job.

Socializing Medicine Through Single-Payer Will Lead To Rationing And Bankruptcy

Therein lies the choice with government-run health coverage: Huge (and regular) tax increases or rationing. Or both.

‘Cars 3’ Isn’t Woke—It’s Conservative

I most enjoyed that Hollywood’s nod to girl power in ‘Cars 3’ represented reality, not Lightning McQueen being woke. Well, as much as anthropomorphic cars live in reality.

Why The Trump Administration Shouldn’t Bust Drug Makers’ Patents

While the public hold little sympathy for Big Pharma, when the drug industry suffers, people suffer. And when Big Pharma wins, people win.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Clueless About Church If He Thinks Facebook Can Replicate It

Facebook reflects a diseased society that has failed to share its faith with the next generation, and has succumbed instead to moralistic therapeutic deism.

No, Pro-lifers Don’t Want To Force Women To Birth Babies

It’s a fallacy to claim that the pro-life community seeks to force childbirth and compel women to render themselves human sacrifices for their unborn children.

Research Finds Parents Should Question Their Kids’ Gender Dysphoria Before It’s Too Late

It is one thing to compassionately treat those with gender dysphoria. It is another thing entirely to cause gender dysphoria.

Trans Activists Don’t Want Compassion. They Want Science Denial And Heresy

To many trans activists, compassion and respect requires something those bound by either scientific or Judeo-Christian beliefs cannot give.

4 Recent Entertaining Episodes Of SJWs Tying Themselves In Knots

Cultural appropriation is definitively getting out of hand, and the results are hilarious

Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Glamour’s Horrific Advice On DIY Abortions

That’s right, America: Abortion-rights advocates have gone from warning of back-alley abortions to promoting black-market ones!

7 Tips For Moving From College Into The Professional World

What new college graduates really need is practical guidance on how to transition to the professional world. So here is some.

Despite Floating Prescription Drug Price-Fixing, Feds Are Pursuing Better Ideas

A recent flurry of activity hints the Trump administration may be moving from a foolhardy populist platform to economically sound market-based reforms.

Are Abortion Reversals Science Or Scam?

Hundreds of children may owe their lives to a promising new medical protocol called abortion reversal, which may increase in demand due to the new ten-week abortion pill.

Here’s Why Christians Are Choosing To Leave The Girl Scouts

Contrary to the Left’s recycled narrative, this is not a matter of conservatives enlisting little girls in the culture war. It’s of positive fidelity to key virtues.

Why Practicing Catholics Definitely Have The Best Sex

Science finds that the basic boundaries for sex the Catholic Church teaches increase sex drive and satisfaction. It’s not that surprising a finding, either.