Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin is a breaking news reporter at The Washington Examiner and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Originally from northern Virginia, Ellie grew up in Baltimore, and worked in the wine industry as a journalist and sommelier, living in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. A fanatic for movies and TV shows since childhood, she currently reviews movies and writes about many aspects of popular culture for The Federalist. She is an avid home cook, cocktail enthusiast, and still happy to make wine recommendations. Ellie currently lives in Washington D.C. You can follow her on Twitter @ellie_bufkin and on Instagram @exsommellie.
Why Plastic Straws Are Actually Better For The Planet Than Paper Straws

Do not be convinced you are saving the planet by drinking out of a terrible straw. Plastic straws are simply not killing the planet, and science just can’t stop proving it.

Chappelle’s Words In ‘Sticks & Stones’ May Hurt You — But They Make For Excellent Comedy

‘Sticks & Stones’ takes an inward look at how Chappelle has affected the new landscape of comedy-bashing harpies as he takes specific comedic aim at those trying to stop him from being him.

Baltimore’s Homicide Rate Is So High, Residents Could Claim U.S. Asylum If They Weren’t Americans

People have long misrepresented Baltimore, but much of what President Trump said this past weekend about my cherished hometown was right on the nose.

‘Aziz Ansari: Right Now’ Is A Mature, Humble Comeback Special

Ansari, no longer sourcing from the life experiences of a single 20-something who likes food and soft sheets, evoked mid-life concerns relatable to so many.

Left Amps Up Justifications For Violence Against Their Political Opponents

The left’s new extremism condones assaulting conservatives in public. Antifa’s attack on a journalist is yet another example that our norms have changed.

15 Years Later, ‘The Notebook’ Is Still A Bad Movie

For the past 15 years, I’ve listened when fans offered their glowing opinions of ‘The Notebook.’ But on this anniversary, I’ve chosen to break my silence.

Even Though Others Want Him Gone for Good, Fans Still Want Louis C.K.

Following a recent surprise performance at Brooklyn comedy festival, Skankfest, the venue publicly apologized after pressure from many who found out that the disgraced comic had made an appearance.

Socialist Darling AOC Demands Increase To Her Salary Already Triple The Average American’s

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implies that earning more than three times the average U.S. salary isn’t enough to stop her and her colleagues from resorting to cronyism and graft.

Kylie Jenner Throws ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Birthday Party. SJWs Predictably Erupt

You can no longer throw TV show-themed parties, since SJWs might claim you’re supporting brutal, totalitarian empires.

‘Always Be My Maybe’ Breathes Life Into The Gasping Rom-Com Genre

Ali Wong’s ‘Always Be My Maybe’ is at once charming and funny, leaving nearly all of the raunch and shock on the cutting room floor.

MLK’s Alleged Abuse Of Women Does Not Negate His Achievements

It is only now that the noted Martin Luther King Jr. historian has decided the details of King’s salacious hidden life merits attention and ridicule.

‘Veep’s’ Greatest Weapon Was Making No Topic Off-Limits For Jokes

In an era where comedy has been neutered in the name of political correctness, ‘Veep’ remained wholly unconcerned with who it might offend.

Michigan Democrat Claims The Holocaust Was A Tragedy For…Palestinians

Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib confirmed her profound anti-Semitism when she claimed that thinking of the Holocaust ‘always kind of gave her a calming feeling.’

Baltimore Mayor Third In A Row To Leave Office In Disgrace

The Baltimore mayoral office has been troubled for more than a decade. Catherine Pugh is the third Baltimore mayor in a row to vacate office in a cloud of shame.

Federal Agents Raid Baltimore Mayor’s Home During Children’s Book Scandal

Catherine Pugh had been on the board of UMMS at the time of the $500,000 book order and was to be a deciding voter on a potentially lucrative government contract for Permanente.

Why Abortion Never Works Onscreen Even Though Hollywood Desperately Wants It To

Storylines in everything from ‘Veep’ to ‘Juno’ attempt to deal with abortion, but the latest Hollywide trend is trying to make it funny and casual.

Maggie Haberman Thinks It’s Weird For The White House To Play ‘Edelweiss’

Perhaps Haberman believes ‘Edelweiss’ in the modern world is a symbol of a fictional television takeover by Nazis. That’s the only explanation I can come up with.

Netflix’s ‘Traitors’ Is Hampered By An Ignorant Political Agenda

Netflix’s ‘Traitors’ seems to have all the ingredients of a great television show, but built its entire story around an ill-researched political stance.

The Silence Of The Bells: Notre Dame Cathedral In Ashes

In its 850 years, the cathedral has also become a symbol for France, the West, and Christendom. In its lifetime, it has seen the highest points and the darkest hours of France.

Top 15 ‘Game Of Thrones’ Theories For The Final Season

Now that the last season is officially underway, here are some of the favorite theories floated by several Federalist writers.