Nicole Russell
Nicole Russell
Nicole Russell
After working in Republican politics in Minnesota, Nicole Russell moved near Washington, DC and began her journalism career. Her work has appeared in the The Atlantic, The New York Times, National Review, Politico, The Washington Times, The American Spectator, and Parents Magazine. She was the 2010 recipient of the American Spectator's Young Journalist Award and she resides in northern Virginia with her four kids. Follow her on Twitter @russell_nm.
5 Reasons Thomas Jefferson Was The Best Founding Father

What better time to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s greatness than on the Fourth of July? He’s the chief author of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.

Yanking Life Support From UK Baby Demonstrates Dangers Of Socialized Medicine

Against his parents’ wishes, Britain is preventing an ill infant from getting care, and the legal and social environment in the United States isn’t far away.

It’s Time To Allow Concealed-Carry Permits In Washington DC

If any area of the country should expand gun laws, it’s Washington DC, where power is centralized, crime is rampant, and more guns will save lives.

5 Things My Dad Taught Me That Every Daughter Should Know

For Father’s Day, here’s the best of my dad’s sage wisdom, for all ages and stages of life.

Courts Distort Title IX To Entitle Transgenders At Everyone Else’s Expense

Transgender activists are not pushing for equality but entitlement. While their distress matters, other people’s distress due to their demands does not.

Obsessing About What You Eat Is A Form Of Narcissism

For the love of the paleo gods already, stop letting food dominate your brain, conversation, children, romance, and hobbies. It’s not impressive or hip. It’s annoying and invasive.

Covering Up Breasts While Nursing Isn’t About Shame, It’s About Dignity

Sure, breastfeeding is natural, but breasts are also sexual: That’s why we don’t need to see them bare. Be courteous of others, ladies.

Kentucky Court Rules Company Doesn’t Have To Print Words Contradicting Christian Owner’s Convictions

The attorney who argued this case says the decision ‘reassures us all that, no matter what you believe, the law can’t force you to express a message in conflict with your deepest convictions.’

Why So Many Mothers Secretly Loathe Mother’s Day

To have one day to ‘honor’ mothers is to fail to even attempt to understand all mothers do. It’s to take a gargantuan task and turn it into a tea as if somehow that makes it all worthwhile.

Don’t Copy Hollywood In Treating Sex Like It’s Instagram

When sex is treated like a glamorous public party, complete with beautiful people in Instagram-perfect poses and ‘how-to’ lessons, it becomes a drab, tawdry to-do list.

5 Big Moments In Jason Chaffetz’s House Career That Make Us Miss Him Already

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee isn’t seeking re-election. Here’s why we’ll miss him in this role.

Michelle Pfeiffer Shows Women How To Gracefully Re-Enter Careers After Kids

Why are liberal outlets like the Huffington Post praising a movie star who took a break to raise her kids when they attack normal women for making the same choice?

The ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Trend Blames Boys For Being Born Male

Healthy masculinity is exactly what our young boys need to be taught right now, not embarrassment at the way they are made.

If Ivanka Trump Were A Democrat, She’d Be A Feminist Hero

Hardly a card-toting Republican, Ivanka Trump is doing everything a liberal would get away with, but because her dad is the GOP president, she’s instead getting burned.

Tomi Lahren’s Incoherent Abortion Flip-Flop Smells Of Opportunism

Step aside, Wendy Davis; there’s a new abortion Barbie in Texas.

The Transgender Bathroom Debate Has Nothing To Do With Bathrooms

Let’s stop pretending trans kids care about where they go to the bathroom. The LGBTQ movement cares because that’s how they advance their agenda.

Oklahoma Lawmaker Tarred For Saying Abortion Choice Should Include Fathers

A bill requiring fathers to sign off on abortions shows how a woman’s choice affects all three people involved—and how much more work pro-lifers have to do.

Would Beyoncé’s Babies Still Be Babies If She Chose Abortion?

Either mothers are pregnant with babies or fetuses. They can’t be one or the other depending on perspective, mother, or enthusiasm.

Trump Is Doing Exactly What He Said He Would Do

Attacking bureaucracy and nominating a solid originalist to the Supreme Court? Be still, my beating heart.

Liberals Refuse To Believe Ultrasounds Show A Baby’s Heartbeat

The Atlantic writer Moira Weigel admits it’s not the ultrasounds that bother her but how conservatives use them, successfully, as a weapon against abortion.