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.
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.

Here’s The Hallmark Christmas Movie Party Game You’ve Been Waiting For

Enjoy Hallmark Christmas Bingo with drinks or without for a festive celebration of the tropes of the season.

5 Reasons It’s Basically Your Patriotic Duty To Watch Dolly Parton’s TV Christmas Movie

Dolly Parton is heartbroken for her Tennessee mountain home. Let’s all cheer up by watching a cheesy family flick.

Why Is Press Evasion Innovation Under Obama But A Threat Under Trump?

Trump has his faults, but lack of accessibility isn’t really one of them. He’ll shape the rules to his advantage and reach people in non-traditional ways, just as Obama did. Why is it a problem now?

Refusing To Serve Customers You Don’t Agree With Is Suddenly Cool Again

Remember how it was the height of bigotry for religious objectors to decline to participate in a gay wedding? But now it’s brave to decline to sell Melania Trump a dress.

Every Facebook Post Right Now About Coping With Clinton’s Loss And Trump’s Win

Empathy is needed, but if your empathy doesn’t go beyond those who already agree with you, it won’t help.

7 Reasons We Should Just Give America To Chip And Joanna Gaines After Tuesday

Whoever wins, we’re gonna have a fixer-upper on our hands. Let’s put Chip and Joanna Gaines in charge of the project.

No, North Carolina Didn’t ‘Slash’ Early Voting Hours

More hours and more sites in North Carolina during a more compressed timeline does not constitute ‘slashing.’ Early voting plans were result of hard-won compromise.

My Defective Obamacare Health Insurance Product Just Blew Up

My 96-percent increase in premiums is a useful, unvarnished look at Obamacare’s effects.

Stop Lumping Jenny Sanford In With the Stand-By-Your-Man Political Wives

Jenny Sanford’s reaction was different, real, and yes, empowering.

Mike Huckabee’s Flawed ‘Jaws’ Analogy Has Trump Getting Eaten By Shark Hillary

‘I hate to be the one to tell you this, but Captain Quint got eaten by the shark at the end of that movie.’