Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham is a senior writer at The Federalist. She is a CNN Contributor and recently co-moderated a GOP primary debate on ABC. She is an editor at BRIGHT. She's the co-author of "End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)" and has written for HotAir, The Weekly Standard, and The Daily Caller. A fourth-generation journalist, she did a stint covering NASCAR, high school football, and the county's largest legumes before embracing New Media and heading to Washington DC, where her career goal has been to discover the formula for talking about politics without being a blowhard. She's a mom of two and a Twitter enthusiast who hiked Kilimanjaro on her honeymoon.
Serena Williams’ Tweet About Missing Her Child’s First Steps Shows How To Accept Trade-Offs Of Modern Motherhood

She practices my mantra for modern motherhood. Make your decisions, mourn your moments, and move on with confidence.

I’m Sorry And I Want You Back: One Woman’s Open Letter To Her Eyebrows

I don’t have many regrets. But you are among them. I did you wrong.

5 Moments From Steve Scalise’s Congressional Baseball Game Comeback To Make You Smile

The road back wasn’t easy for those who fell at the hands of 66-year-old congressional baseball game shooter one year ago. But they’re making it, with smiles.

Science May Explain Why We Love That ‘No. 1 Song On Your 14th Birthday’ Meme So Much

You will always love silly songs from your teen years and think everything that comes later is trash because your brain says so.

Backlash To ‘This Is America’ Remixes Shows Woke Art Must Be Engaged, But On Strict Terms

Woke Art and its purveyors and cheerleaders demand engagement with Woke Art but only in very specific, approved ways.

Seven Reasons Donald Trump Should Pardon Martha Stewart

At every turn in the case, she defied the stereotype of a rich celebrity getting special treatment. For that alone, she should officially be forgiven.

Reminder: No One In Media Had Seen The Comey Memos Driving Coverage Until This Week

The national media has been reporting on the Comey memos as if they’d perused them within an inch of their lives way back in spring of 2017.

Three Reasons Proud Americans And Happy People Should Indulge In The Royal Baby Craze

We fought a war for the freedom to care about what we want to care about, and this is among the things we may choose as free Americans.

Barbara’s 1990 Wellesley Address Is A Lesson In The Lost American Art Of Conversation

The New York Times called the invitation of a Republican First Lady to a women’s liberal arts school in Massachusetts, ‘seemingly harmless.’ Those were more innocent days.

If Even Emo James Comey Can Chill On Impeachment, So Can The Rest of Trump’s Critics

There’s a revealing moment in Comey’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos when he doesn’t go all in on anti-Trump hysteria.

Equal Pay Day Hype Ignores The Facts And Women’s Feelings About The Workplace

You can’t credibly examine wage gaps while ignoring the choices women make with open eyes and their own best interests at heart.

5 Reasons To Watch ‘The Prince Of Egypt’ With Your Family This Week

This somewhat overlooked telling of the story of Exodus is serious and beautiful for adults and kids.

People Who Worry Activists Want To Take Guns Away Aren’t Paranoid; They’re Just Listening

How many Supreme Court justices have to publicly support repeal of the Second Amendment for gun owners to take them seriously without ridicule?

How ‘My Cousin Vinny’s’ Mona Lisa Vito Almost Never Made It To The Screen

With a memorable strong female character and an affectionate portrayal of the rural-urban divide, ‘My Cousin Vinny’ is worth a rewatch in woke times.

One Question In A Poll Of College Students Crystallizes The Debate Over Free Speech

Students were asked to choose between the value of free speech and the value of diversity and inclusion.

Sam Nunberg And ‘The Bachelor’ Entertained All Of Us This Week, But At What Cost?

Like cannonballs in the cultural pool, they left us to reckon with our society’s ‘Gladiator’-like addiction to these emotionally exploitative displays.

Storm Names Like ‘Sting Jet’ And ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Are Actually Meteorological Terms

And they’re not even new! Turns out meteorologists have been coming up with rad names for storms since the 1800s.

If Your Ex Only Comes Back For You When You’re a Finalist on ‘The Bachelor,’ He’s Not That Into You

Becca’s ex Ross shows up to crash the Peruvian party, heighten the drama, get dumped, and make America fall in love with him.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Response To Dumb Dress Outrage Might Actually Fix Democracy

Feminists don’t think grown woman can decide when to wear a coat. Grown woman disagrees.

Celebrate What Matters Most With These Zombie Apocalypse Valentines

Herewith, the gift of perspective on this angsty day.