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.
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.

The ‘Women’s March on Washington’ Shows Why Feminism Is Dying

Women’s rights are human rights. Except the baby humans—and other contradictions.

If TSA Can’t Keep Us Safe, Why Are We Letting Them Harass Us?

If TSA searches often violate the Fourth Amendment without yielding security benefits to the country, they need to make changes to their safety procedures.

Can Progressives Stop Making My Christmas Traditions Political?

My mom went to see George Frideric Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ and the maestro went off on an anti-Trump rant. Is nothing sacred anymore?

You Wouldn’t Believe Who’s Praising Murderous Dictator Fidel Castro At His Death

In their praise of the late dictator, politicians and the media reveal ignorance at best, endorsement at worst.

The Transgender Lobby’s Demands Are Not Civil Rights

Arguing that the transgender lobby’s policy preferences are today’s civil rights movement minimizes the difficulties African-American people experienced and misrepresents the issue at large.

Not Even A Comedy Like ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Can Make Abortion Seem Normal

Terminating a baby so mom can pursue a career is traumatic for both mother and child.

4 Reasons To Look Forward To A Trump Presidency

Donald Trump is our next president. Despite the anxiety in some parts of the country, there may be a number of bright spots ahead.

Don’t ‘Rock The Vote’ Just Because Justin Timberlake Says To

Frankly, the thought of the average person voting with little information, or voting because she saw a selfie of a Hollywood star, now sounds a little scary.

Why Do Evangelicals Support Trump Or Clinton When Both Are So Odious?

Those who call themselves evangelicals shouldn’t genuinely support or rally for either major-party candidate for president.

Survey Finds High Support For Communism Among Millennials

A new study finds young people champion communism, Karl Marx, and Bernie Sanders, even more than previously reported.

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.