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 husband and four kids. Follow her on Twitter, @nmrussell2.
Why Does Anyone Care About Brangelina’s Divorce?

Whether we want to admit it or not, celebrities become our idols from afar. So we are happy when beautiful people are happy, and angry when they divorce.

6 Reasons It’s Insane to Say Men Need Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is for the purpose of helping mom recover because, last I checked, only moms give birth. The list of things they have to recover from is impressive.

This Famous Children’s Author’s Last Request Will Inspire You

The late Anna Dewdney penned a humorous, comforting children’s book series about a little llama. And she has a last request for us all.

What A 27-Year-Old Cold Case Teaches Us About Human Spirit

Police have finally found the remains of Jacob Wetterling, after 27 years. His family has taught us a lot over the years, and they’re still teaching us.

How Judging Other Parents Can Equal Class Warfare

Moral outrage over many basic parenting choices is not only illogical and statistically unfounded but a hallmark of the new class war.

Hillary Clinton’s Religion Contradicts Her Abortion Stance

Saying Hillary Clinton is ‘a lifelong Methodist’ while she champions late-term abortion is like PETA condoning a meat binge as long as you’re really hungry.

Pressed By Common Core And LGBT Agenda, More Families Homeschool

Local newspapers and homeschool leaders from West Virginia to Alabama and North Carolina to Texas report a surge in homeschooling interest and enrollment in just the past year or two.

This Woman Had 3 Abortions So She Could Keep Making Meaningless Art

Performance artist Marina Abramovic came to a tragic conclusion about what to do when faced with the consequences of one’s decision to have sex. Other women have found better paths.

At Virginia Rally, Trump Supporters Vocal And Confident

While Donald Trump’s possibly joking suggestion a mother remove her crying baby lit up media reports of a Virginia rally, his supporters inside and outside remained undeterred.

Tolerance Was A Lie The Left Used To Get Power

Liberals pretend to champion tolerance and diversity, but they’re increasingly intolerant of ideas with which they disagree.

Black Lives Matter’s Violence Undermines Its Credibility

Black Lives Matter protests the country over have turned violent. This is not the way to get justice.

Woman Who Aborts Her Baby At 32 Weeks Illustrates Why She Shouldn’t

Fetal pain laws are in place for the exact reason Vox says they shouldn’t be.

Feminists Refuse To Suspend Man-Shaming For Father’s Day

Public scold Anne-Marie Slaughter decides to nag rather than celebrate men on Father’s Day.

Kids Need Play, So Don’t Stick Them In Year-Round School

Think kids need less recess or year-round school? Summer shows why neither are true.

Jessica Valenti Confirms Feminism Is Now Just About Whining

Nasty online comments and street catcalls are rude, yes. But is it really necessary to spend limited time and public attention obsessing over them? Jessica Valenti thinks so.

Mark Cuban Won’t Run For President, Would Consider Veep

‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban dishes on business, politics, and whether he’ll run for president.

Mother’s Day Is Not The Time To Justify Your Abortion

A few women insist they’re proud to have killed the visible manifestation of the plain reality that they are mothers.

Amy Schumer’s Vanity Fair Cover Is Everything That’s Right With America

That is, if you want to promote crude humor, trampy behavior, and dumb ideas.

Virginia Abortion Clinic’s License Suspended For Gruesome Conditions

An abortion clinic owner whose methods and clinics bear an eerie resemblance to abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s just got shut down temporarily in Virginia.

More Sex Makes Married People Happy, So Get On That

If we spend more time on social media or watching the game than pursuing a happy, healthy sexual relationship, it’s no wonder it only lasts five minutes once a week.