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 Tips For Learning To Love The Coordinated Summer Cicada Attack

Embracing the cicadas in all their gross glory will get you through the summer.

Kára McCullough, Miss USA And Scientist, Gets Social Media Scolding For Thoughts on Feminism, Health Care

Kára McCullough gave coherent, thoughtful answers but she deviated from liberal talking points, and the Internet is upset about it.

You May Like Obamacare, But Don’t Forget About The People It Has Hurt

Arguing about this as if beneficiaries of ACA don’t exist isn’t right. Arguing about it as if people like me don’t is also not right.

Dale Jr.’s Retirement Marks The End Of An Era, Loss Of A Bridge To NASCAR’s Past

This week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from the sport his family helped define for two generations. That’s not the only thing that’s changing inside NASCAR.

In Defense of Tokyo Drift, A Fantastic Fast & Furious

“Tokyo Drift” stands on its own and embodies the spirit of the “Fast & Furious” Family even better than the rest.

Hard-Boiled New York Times Journo Cracks Case of Trump Scramble Not To Break Easter Egg Roll Tradition

Apparently the Trump administration is behind in its plans for the “largest, most heavily scrutinized” event of the year—an Easter Egg Roll.

I Have Never Played Golf, But I Love To Watch The Masters

For my family, The Masters is a tradition unlike any other.

Teachers Union Releases Statement On Syria For Some Reason

Act like teachers who would like to educate my children, not pure political activists.

Jim Webb Should Veto The Heckler’s Veto On Campus

Jim Webb was scheduled to receive the service academy’s highest honor this spring. But in the face of protests over a 40-year-old article, he withdrew.

After BART Breaks Down, San Franciscans Mad At Uber And Lyft For Rescuing Them

If cities want ride-sharing services that act less like Uber and Lyft and more like taxis, they’ll get ride-sharing services that work less like Uber and Lyft and more like taxis.

Pelosi Stumped When Asked Who Leader Of Democratic Party Is, Picks Obama And Clinton

As for the three cycles of electoral shellacking that got them to this place, Pelosi says ‘we have a plan for that.’ Is the plan in an exclusive Tahitian resort or in the woods near Chappaqua?

7 Basketball Documentaries To Watch During A March Madness Blizzard

Add some beautiful madness to your March by bingeing these basketball documentaries.

Austin’s Uber And Lyft Replacements Fizzle In The Spotlight Of SXSW

New start-ups were granted practical access and spiritual absolution by the people of Austin because they reject the very market forces that allow Uber and Lyft to work well. It didn’t go well at SXSW.

Thank You For Always Listening To Me, Smart TV

You, smart TV. You’re there. You listen. And now I know you really hear me. So much that you record my thoughts and pass them on to third parties.

Feminists Can’t Decide Whether Sexist Attacks On Kellyanne Conway’s Appearance Are Sexist

Tepid denunciations of sexist attacks on Kellyanne Conway, and justifications of a more tepid form of sexism, are an example of how the target is in constant motion for being a ‘good’ feminist.

The Internal Monologue Of A New Mom Making Mom Friends

Wait, how do you make friends? I used to do that! I know how to do that, right? Should I introduce myself?

The Democratic Rebuttal To Trump’s Speech Is Everything Wrong With The Democratic Party

A septuagenarian former Kentucky governor was a laudable recognition by the Democratic Party of who it needs to reach and a devastating admission of how ill-equipped they are to do so.

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.