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.
6 Ways ‘Victoria’ Proves Prince Albert Was The Original Hipster

From the social activism to the tight pants and rumors of an exotic piercing, ‘Victoria’ reveals Prince Albert as a man in touch with his feelings and ready for change.

Arizona Governor: Drop Charges Against Guy Giving Free Haircuts To Homeless

In Arizona, an act of charity became a possibly criminal act when a state board took issue with a cosmetology student giving free haircuts to the local homeless community.

Loretta Lynn On Women’s March: March If You Want, But Do It With Class!

The 84-year-old Kentucky crooner thinks Madonna and Ashley Judd might’ve gotten a little out there.

Trump Picks Tea Party Targets, Popular Policy In Joking Promise To ‘Destroy’ Lawmaker’s Career

Possible allies and popular issues are always potential targets of Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip style.

The Rock’s Response To Under Armour Boycott Shows Why Everyone Loves Him

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson found himself in the middle of a sticky political situation this week, as social media angst fueled a boycott of Under Armour over its CEO Kevin Plank’s President Trump comments on CNBC.

Lady Gaga And Tom Brady Made America Great Again By Sidelining Boring Partisans

Lady Gaga and Tom Brady did exactly what they were there to do, on the biggest stage in the world, and so well it’s hard for anyone to argue with it.

Liberals Should Stop Pretending Their Protest Culture Doesn’t Hurt People

Liberal protesters (even violent ones) often ostentatiously advertise their own kindness and love—no matter who their civil disobedience hurts.

Dolly Parton And Lily Tomlin At The SAG Awards Are the Model For Awards-Show Speeches

Dolly and Lily were self-deprecating, full of laughs, wisdom, chemistry, and totally bereft of self-righteousness. Others should take notes.

Why You Should Thank Mary Tyler Moore For Your Yoga Pants And Leggings

How a spunky, young Mary Tyler Moore bucked TV tradition and made pants and flats a chic trend.

There’s A Good Reason Melania Trump Got Serious In That Melania Frowns Meme

There’s a meme going around that purports to show First Lady Melania Trump looking immediately sad when her husband turns to speak to her. Here’s the truth.

More Than A Year After My Children’s Father Died, We’re Still Learning How To Transition

These transitions are wistful and a little frightening. But after the year we’ve had, I greet them with reverence and wonder.

Watch Donald Trump’s Face-Morph On This ’90s Superhero Show In His Trippiest Cameo Ever

President-elect Donald Trump’s face-off moment is a masterstroke the world should never forget.

This Modern Artist’s Shot At Ivanka Trump Is All The Narcissism of Politics, Pop Culture, And Protest In One Story

The art world’s Ivanka Trump backlash is so postmodern it has rendered itself meaningless.

3 Ways Donald Trump’s 2006 Anti-Smoking PSA Predicted His Campaign

The More You Know: ‘Smoking sucks…the air right outta your lungs.’

Trump’s Presser Shows Media Double Standard On Politicians Attacking The Press

The idea that this kind of singling out of press members by politicians is new and especially catastrophic is odd. Remember de Blasio and Obama doing the same?

4 Times The NYT Reported On GOP Health Care Plans Nick Kristof Thinks Don’t Exist

It wasn’t a production error, but it was a fact-checking error Kristof could have corrected by simply reading the newspaper that employs him.

Watch The Voting Community Demand Hollywood Try Harder On Their Lame Activist Videos

We, of the voting community, humbly ask—nay, demand— that those in the Entertainment Community who allegedly entertain us, try harder on these activist protest videos.

5 Amazing Things The Hero of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Did That Aren’t In the Movie

It’s hard to believe how heroic Desmond Doss was. So hard, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ director Mel Gibson and producers left some of it out.

24 Things A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Album Is Like

Listening to Mannheim Steamroller at Christmas sounds like Jim McMahon’s shades harbored a secret desire to be a classical conductor.

Elizabeth Warren Embarrasses Herself With Innacurate Facebook Rant Attacking Her Own Donor

A nationally elected loudmouth from the Northeast doesn’t think before opining on Twitter and is suddenly found in an embarrassing back-and-forth with a public figure who was totally misrepresented.