Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C.
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.

Men Begin Re-Establishing The Meaning Of Fatherhood

As culture continues to make fun of men and fathers, a growing posse of men are beginning to set higher expectations for themselves.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Should Stop Telling Women To Be Alone

Women do not have to both parent and work alone to deserve respect, even if ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘How to Be Single,’ and other depictions seem to hold up that distressing ideal.

Chris Christie’s Equal Pay Stance Is Disappointing

Chris Christie is famous for being blunt. So why did he shy away from the truth about equal pay for working women?

Soapy ‘Quantico’ Reflects Increasingly Ugly Racial Tensions

‘Quantico,’ a TV show 11 million people watch, reflects rather than refines growing anti-Semitism.

‘Married At First Sight’ Explains Why Americans Can’t Commit

In ‘Married At First Sight,’ millennial reality show participants who agree to arranged marriages are as burned by their parents’ divorces as everyone else.

6 New Spins On Hanukkah Songs

If you’re ready for some new Hanukkah tunes, here are some to add to the rotation.

What GOP Candidates Say To A Jewish Audience

The Federalist sent an emissary to Thursday’s Republican Jewish Coalition event, which featured all the GOP candidates for president save one.