Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is an independent writer in Washington DC and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Review Online, and RealClearPolitics, among others. She has appeared on EWTN and WMAL. Melissa shares all of her writing on her website and tweets as @slowhoneybee.
Why You Should Consider Starting Your Family Earlier Than You’re Planning

You’re never too young to meet your future spouse. And start your family while you’re still young, because it only gets harder with age.

What Brad Pitt Could Learn From Prince Harry About Life’s Tragedies

Sometimes, celebrities are open and vulnerable to a fault. GQ Magazine’s recent interview with Brad Pitt definitely falls into that category.

Second Lady Karen Pence Opens Up About Her Struggles With Infertility

‘I didn’t care about fame or fortune, big house, fancy career, nice car—none of that has ever been important to me. I just wanted to be a mom.’

SNL Trashes Ivanka For Taking The High Road And Supporting Her Father

For Ivanka, family clearly comes before any political differences she may have with her father. Which means the public shaming will continue.

The Real Anachronism In ‘Victoria’ Is Skerrett’s Refusal To Marry Francatelli

When Mr. Francatelli asks Miss Skerrett to marry him, she demurs, then declines. It would be one thing if she didn’t like him, but she clearly does.

We Shouldn’t Only Care About Anti-Semitism When Trump Is President

Anti-Semitism is an objective evil. Basing concern or comment on the politics of the perpetrators is ridiculous and unjust.

How To Protect Your Infant In A World Of Anti-Vaxxers

Thanks to anti-vaxxers, we could see an outbreak of measles, ‘one of the most contagious and most lethal of all human diseases,’ this year. Protect your kids.

For Beyoncé And Many Women, Having A Baby Is Indeed A Miracle

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s willingness to publicly address a past miscarriage, their struggle to conceive this time around, and joyfully embrace their twins is important.

6 Reasons Millennials Should Bring On The Babies Like Bristol Palin

There are a number of reasons it’s time to cut Bristol Palin some slack. There are also some valuable lessons the rest of us could learn from her.

We’re Still Waiting For A Better Memoir About Infertility

A new book, ‘The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood,’ tackles and important and often ignored topic—but needlessly hops up on a political soapbox.

Bridget Jones Roars Back With Her Baby

Bridget Jones is a superior rom-com heroine in a genre that has cratered. Like I did, you are likely to enjoy ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby.’

Anti-Semitism Mars The Olympic Spirit

If anything, the Olympics resembles the distasteful politics of the United Nations more than it does the triumph of the brotherhood of man.

What’s It Like To Be A Jew In A Room Full Of Christians

A cross between a pep rally for G-d and a big group hug for Jews and the nation of Israel, Christians United for Israel’s annual conference is an uplifting, yet sobering event.

Campus Conservatives, You Are Not Alone

Conservatives are a minority group on campus, and new networks are arising to support them.

6 Tips For Grads From A Wall Street Star

Erin Callan Montella leaned too far into her professional life as a Lehman Brothers CFO. But she found her way back.

Don’t Take Hillary Clinton’s Dating Advice

Given that Hillary could be our next president, I feel compelled to offer an alternative view to women who are seeking their male complement.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Tackles Teen Pregnancy. Be Scared

We don’t let 14-year-olds drive, buy cigarettes, or vote, so why should these girls make decisions about pregnancy without parental guidance?

Alicia Florrick Of ‘The Good Wife’ Evolves Toward Motherhood

Even the hard-bitten Alicia Florrick acknowledges that prioritizing one’s own children is a worthwhile act of love, not a mistake.

Adam LaRoche Puts Family First, Baseball Second

Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche is walking away from the $13 million remaining on his contract rather than reduce the time he spends with his son.

10 Reasons Americans Are Voting For A Socialist

In many cases, Bernie Sanders may actually be a rational (progressive voter’s) choice.