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.
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.

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.