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.
In Cakeshop Case, One Side Argues Sexual Behavior Is Akin To Race, The Other For Speech And Religious Freedoms

The ACLU characterizes the core issue in Masterpiece as not free speech or the free exercise of religion, but discrimination comparable to racial division in the 1960s.

FBI Finally Investigates Planned Parenthood’s Human Remains Trafficking Scheme

Few mainstream sources have reported that the FBI appears to be readying a probe into Planned Parenthood, after nearly three years of investigations. When will the GOP finally defund it?

Supreme Court To Hear Most Important Fourth Amendment Case In A Generation

Should government be able to seize your smartphone and other private digital information without a warrant and use it against you?

Why I’m Not Giving My Ten-Year-Old A Smartphone

According to Time magazine, ten years old is the average age kids receive phones nowadays. That’s ridiculous.

5 Ways Taylor Swift Is A Capitalist Clairvoyant

With ‘Reputation,’ Taylor Swift has sold more albums in four days than any other album has sold the entire year. This is the free market at its finest.

Virginia Suburb Elects First Openly Transgender Candidate To State Office

On Tuesday, Virginia voters elected the first trans candidate to hold state office. Danica Roem beat Republican Bob Marshall, who had held office for more than 20 years

Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers Release Third Video In New Series

The Center for Medical Progress’s most recent videos debunk several myths about how Planned Parenthood and StemExpress colluded to profit from aborted baby parts.

If Kate Upton’s Wedding Dress Can Be Modest, So Can Yours

The supermodel got married this weekend. We saw far less skin than Kate Upton’s usual—and we loved it.

Why This Isn’t The Right Time For Republicans To Propose An Abortion Heartbeat Bill

Instead of proposing bans on abortions at six weeks, the GOP should focus on a few other, more effective, ideas, especially since they’ve left major campaign promises unfulfilled.

Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers Release First Of New Video Series Inside Baby Body Part Business Partner

David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress released the first in yet another series of revealing videos about the abortion industry today.

While The Media May Not Have Listened To John Kelly’s Fallen Soldier Explanation, Americans Did

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly instructed a haughty mainstream media with wisdom from an experienced Marine and a fierce, swift butt-kicking.

Despite Lawsuits, New Investigative Videos Aimed At Planned Parenthood To Release ‘Soon’

As much as Planned Parenthood would like to be done with the Center for Medical Progress’s David Daleiden, he’s not done with them.

4 Ways Your Kids Can Help You Parent So You’re Not Doing It All

It’s okay to vent and complain sometimes. I read Liz Petrone’s viral Facebook post with equal parts awe and empathy. But then we need to be thankful and work smarter.

Supreme Court Considers Whether Police Can Arrest People They Merely Assume Are Breaking The Law

SCOTUS is hearing a case today that involves the complex and often-misinterpreted Fourth Amendment: District of Columbia v. Wesby.

After Ten Years, Why Are We Still ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’?

Sure they’re entrepreneurial and loyal, but they’re also skanky and limelight-hounds. Is this really what we want girls and women aspiring to?

Why It’s Ironic That LGBT Groups Are Complaining About Religious Schools’ Use Of Title IX

In a strange irony, Campus Pride says schools that exercise their right to act according to their faith are awful but LGBTQ campuses that exploit the same law aren’t.

Abortion Is A Celebration Now. That’s Insanely Wrong

From applauding the act to rewarding Planned Parenthood, abortion is now acclaimed instead of just personally or politically expedient.

Democrat Attacks On Female Court Nominees Show Yet Again Feminism Is Just A Ruse

The Senate Judiciary Committee interrogated two of the most qualified lawyers for the federal appeals courts not on their qualifications but on their identities.

How Property Disputes Can Threaten People’s Right To Freely Exercise Their Religion

Did you know your religious liberties could be at stake because of ‘parking violations’?

Why Is The Justice Department Telling Churches They Can’t Defend Themselves Against Censorship?

In a recent motion, the Department of Justice told a group of religious leaders to stay out of a dispute involving religious expression.