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.
New Minimum Wage Study Gives Proponents A Chance To Think Better of Those Who Disagree

It matters if the worker isn’t helped, and is even hurt, by minimum-wage hikes. If there is credible research to support this notion, there’s reason to give your fellow Americans the benefit of the doubt.

Aftermath Of Alexandria Shooting Showed The Left’s Cultural Bullying At Its Worst

The behavior of many on the Left this week sent a message that not only do they not ‘get’ the other half of the country, they don’t want to. That’s a recipe for losing elections.

Mom Ticketed For Neglect After Calling Police To Help Free Toddler Locked in Car

Let’s give parents in scary moments a bit of grace. This is a difference of opinion and approach, not a criminal matter.

Shooting At GOP Congressional Baseball Practice Leaves Five Wounded, Including Congressman

A gunman opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va. Wednesday morning where members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game, reportedly injuring Read Full Article >

In Reluctant Nobel Acceptance, Bob Dylan Tells His Worshippers To Chill

Bob Dylan is the Boomer Beyoncé— moments of true genius imbued by a generation with cultural significance that demands fealty and is aghast at the slightest criticism.

Comey Was The First To Call A Private, One-On-One Meeting With Trump

Trump should have known that meeting privately with Comey as President-elect was different than meeting with him as President. But Comey set the precedent.

The New ‘Baywatch’ Has Potential But Doesn’t Deliver

Sweetness and self-awareness is missing from the film, depriving the audience of what works best for the stars, the ‘Baywatch’ franchise, and an update of this kind.

Obama Stuck America With Bad Paris Deal, And Trump Should Get Us Out Like He Promised

Obama’s Paris climate legacy lived by his pen and should die by Trump’s.

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.