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
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.

CNN Let Donna Brazile Go, But Questions Linger

CNN let go Democratic National Committeewoman Donna Brazile after she helped Clinton prep for a debate. CNN needs to explain how it happened.

4 Worst Ways Hillary Clinton Fans Responded To Her New FBI Troubles

When the news broke that Hillary Clinton’s troubles were not over, her friends and defenders did not take the news very well.

Newt Gingrich Is Right: Journalists Are Obsessed With Sex

Last night Newt Gingrich argued that political media are obsessed with talking about sex allegations at the expense of policy discussions. He’s not wrong.

The 4 Big Takeaways From The Final 2016 Presidential Debate

Moderator Chris Wallace was the big winner. Trump did well, Clinton did fine, and the media continued embarrassing themselves.

Why Doesn’t BuzzFeed Find Women Hot?

From mushroom farmers to famous celebrities, BuzzFeed has no problem finding hot men for clicks. Why doesn’t the major media site find women hot, too?

If Mitt Romney’s A ‘Choker,’ What’s Donald Trump?

By losing to an incumbent president, Donald Trump has said, Mitt Romney ‘just choked, choked like a dog,’ and ‘let us all down.’ How is Trump doing by comparison?

The Lockstep Partnership Between Clintons And The Media Is Bad For America

There are three possible explanations for the timing of this week’s oppo dump. None look particularly good for the media.

4 Quick Takeaways From Last Night’s Vice Presidential Debate

Mike Pence dominated, Tim Kaine interrupted, and a moderator asked better questions. What does it mean?

Alicia Machado Is 2016’s Sandra Fluke, A Democratic Public Relations Scam

Democrats and the media work together seamlessly to push the idea that innocent, random young women are victimized by mean old Republican men.

6 Quick Takeaways From Last Night’s Presidential Debate

Trump’s strong start, Clinton’s effective attacks, what got them bogged down, and the real reason why Lester Holt’s performance was bad.

Debate Moderators Are Awful. Let’s Get Rid Of Them

Debate moderators are confused about their jobs, and spend too much time interrupting and weighing in. Let’s just get rid of them.

NY, NJ Bomber Rahami The Latest Terrorist To Pass FBI Investigation

As was the case with other recent high-profile terror cases, the FBI was tipped off to Ahmad Rahami’s radicalization. What’s going on here?

15 Things More Terrifying Than Trump Calling A Bomb A Bomb

The media’s freak out over Trump calling a bomb ‘a bomb’ is more alarming to many Americans than anything he said. Here are 14 other more worrisome things.

Washington Post Declares Hillary Clinton A ‘Style Icon’

It might be time for our media to take a breather from non-stop praise of Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post just called her a style icon. Really.

The Clinton Campaign Can’t Even Tell The Truth About Water

The media have simply got to stop reporting everything the Clinton campaign says as a fact, instead of ‘Clinton claims’ or similar.

Watch Hillary Clinton Faint On 9/11

Hillary Clinton took ill at a ceremony honoring Americans killed on 9/11. Her campaign said she was overheated. Footage has emerged.

The Media’s Russia Policy In 8 Words: If A Republican’s For It, We Hate It

The New York Times is alarmed by Trump’s friendliness with Russia. It’s weird, considering their freakout when Mitt Romney called Russia a geopolitical foe.