Mollie Hemingway
Mollie Hemingway
Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor
Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist. A longtime journalist, her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, CNN, National Review, GetReligion, Ricochet, Christianity Today, Federal Times, Radio & Records and many other publications. Mollie was a 2004 recipient of a Phillips Foundation Journalism Fellowship. Reach her at
Telling People They Can’t Say ‘This Is Why Trump Won’ Is Why Trump Won

Rather than tell people what they can discuss politically, we should be listening and learning from our political opponents.

Trump’s Aide Is Right: Media Do Need To Shut Up And Listen

The media are upset at a Trump aide’s criticism. But he’s absolutely right that they need to talk less and listen more if they want to report better.

4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media Coverage Of Trump

The media would like to imagine themselves heroes in their war with Trump. If they don’t improve quickly, they’ll fail in their task.

Top-Level Intel Officers’ War Against Donald Trump Is Bad For The Country

Top political appointees at intelligence agencies are engaged in a dangerous and discrediting full-scale war against Donald Trump.

5 Reasons Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Was A Dud

Meryl Streep says Hollywood elites are the real victims and MMA is for losers, and fails to empathize with Trump voters.

10 Things The Right Can Teach The Left About Accepting The Reality Of Trump

Conservatives had more time to prepare for a Trump presidency. Here are some tips for coming to terms with the Trump era.

5 Major Problems With Facebook’s Attempt To Limit ‘Fake News’

If past is prologue, the ‘fact’ ‘checkers’ chosen to review information people post to Facebook will deride as fake information that is actually not fake in any way.

5 Ways The Media Can Regain The Public Trust

The media have lost the trust of many Americans thanks to their partisan and shrill political coverage. Here are a few ways to start gaining trust back.

Mocking Trump Voters For Believing Voter Fraud Exists Is Why Trump Won

Journalists praised a condescending voter fraud discussion between a CNN host and Trump voters. It wasn’t a good example of debunking ‘fake news.’

Flag-Burning Is A Terrible Idea. But So Is Banning The Practice

Donald Trump tweeted that flag burning should lead to harsh consequences. He’s wrong, but so are those on the left who denigrate America and her symbols.

Trump Should Consider Leo Mackay For Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs is a huge department with serious problems. Tulsi Gabbard and Mitt Romney have been floated as picks. Leo Mackay should be considered.

Washington Post ‘Reporter’: If You Ask Questions About Anti-Trump Riots, You’re A Crazy Conspiracy Theorist

The media are not producing good stories about the organization behind anti-Trump protests because they think “organization” is a conspiracy theory.

Jim Webb For Secretary Of Defense

The nomination of Jim Webb for Department of Defense would, unlike Rudy Guiliani or John Bolton, be aligned with the best of Trump’s foreign policy views.

SNL Held A Funeral For Hillary Clinton. It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Funny

Wouldn’t it be great if our elite artists understood we were a large nation, but weak, and need to light a match so we can locate one another?

How Jon Stewart And ‘The Daily Show’ Elected Donald Trump

Jon Stewart attacked a show featuring political debate and strengthened the world where cultural elites mock those with whom they disagree. Take a bow.

I Had Trouble Voting Today And I’m Sure I’m Not Alone

Everything seemed to go well at my polling place today. No line. Easy ballot. A reward sticker. But then something happened that left me in doubt as to whether my vote counts.

This New York Times Reporter Is Pretty Turned On By Hillary Clinton

Political media tend to be attracted to Democratic candidates but Michael Barbaro’s love for Hillary Clinton is borderline NSFW.

Rolling Stone Can Take Their Defamation Statement And Shove It

A jury returns a verdict that Rolling Stone defamed a University of Virginia administrator with malice. Its tepid and self-serving response is infuriating.

3 Ways The Clinton Campaign Became The Trump Campaign

The Donald Trump campaign has featured conspiracy theories, insults, and claims that voting systems are rigged. That is exactly like Clinton’s.

Clinton’s Attacks On Trump’s Russia Ties Failed. Now What?

Yesterday’s anti-Trump opposition research dump was an embarrassment to opposition researchers and journalists. Let’s aim higher.