Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland
Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is also a contributor to National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, Aleteia, and, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Cleveland is a lawyer and a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Hoynes Prize—the law school’s highest honor. She later served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cleveland is a former full-time faculty member and current adjunct professor for the college of business at the University of Notre Dame, where she received several teaching awards. As a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of a young son with cystic fibrosis, Cleveland frequently writes on cultural issues related to parenting and special-needs children. Cleveland is on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.
Court: Obama Admin Dodged State Laws To Get Illegal Minors Abortions

Unlike the Obama administration, the Trump administration will not whisk the girls off to obtain out-of-state clandestine abortions, thwarting both parental involvement and state laws.

Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton Finally Admitted Democrats Think It’s Okay To Cheat To Win

Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton have finally voiced the reality: There’s politics. There’s dirty politics. And then there’s progressive politics—lying, cheating, and stealing to win.

Why Voting Against Kavanaugh Will Only Make Things Worse For Democrats

Between now and November 6, Christine Blasey Ford’s case will continue to crumble—and it may well bury several Democrat politicians or party operatives in the process.

Attacks On Kavanaugh Increasingly Pathetic As Confirmation Vote Looms

Liberals are resorting to using an op-ed Brett Kavanaugh published in The Wall Street Journal as proof—PROOF—of his unfitness for the Supreme Court.

Media Matters Mangles The Facts To Smear Those Questioning Ford’s Testimony

Not since Ray Bolger skipped across the screen with Judy Garland has a more creative strawman been invented!

These Emails Show Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorney Lied To Anderson Cooper About Senate Republicans’ ‘Game-Playing’

While Christine Blasey Ford’s last-minute accusation upended the Senate Judiciary Committee, with Deborah Ramirez Sen. Charles Grassley and his team were prepared.

Why It Would Be Better For Christine Blasey Ford If She Skips Thursday’s Hearing

Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys have constantly complained about the agreed-upon process, making it look more and more likely that Kavanaugh’s accuser will be a no-show.

Fourth Supposed Witness To Kavanaugh Accuser’s Alleged Assault Indicates It Didn’t Happen

Not only do all four people she’s named as witnesses say Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations are completely false, they all say Brett Kavanaugh would never have done such a thing.

How Brett Kavanaugh Can Be Innocent Even If Christine Blasey Ford Isn’t Lying

When partisan passions are put aside, Brett Kavanaugh’s suggestion provides the most compassionate and reasonable way the competing stories can be reconciled with reality.

Kavanaugh Doesn’t Think Birth Control Is Abortion. In Fact, He Thinks Government Has An Interest In Providing It

The media aided abortion activists’ misrepresentation. CNN said Brett Kavanaugh referred to contraceptives as ‘abortion-inducing drugs.’ While he didn’t, some of them in fact are.

Papadopoulos Court Docs Provide More Evidence Russiagate Was A Setup To Get Trump

Why didn’t the FBI wire George Papadopoulos and arrange for him to meet with Joseph Mifsud during the State Department conference?

Don’t Scrub The World Of Priceless Moments Like This Soccer Game With My Special-Needs Son

My imperfect son with cystic fibrosis turned a dozen grammar school kids into more perfect children. Kind. Compassionate. Empathetic.

Here Are Horrifying Things The Media’s Not Showing You From Inside The New Mexico Terrorist Compound

The evidence known to date, including some just discovered, strongly suggests the Wahhaj family had turned their rural compound into a terrorist training camp.

Why Deep State Sabotage Is Way Worse Than Trump’s Atrocious Infidelities

If the left succeeds in forcing Donald Trump out of office, the damage to our democratic republic cannot be overstated.

Here Are The Questions Bruce Ohr Needs To Answer In His Testimony Before Congress

Should Ohr show up ready to talk, House oversight committee chairman Trey Gowdy and his fellow members of Congress should get answers to these questions Tuesday.

Court Documents Suggest The Inspector General Might Not Be Investigating Bruce Ohr’s Role In Spygate

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and concerned members of Congress should request the inspector general investigate Bruce Ohr’s role as a backdoor conduit to the FBI for Christopher Steele.

In Papers Saying Papadopoulos Lied, FBI Reveals It’s Either Lying Or Incompetent

To say that George Papadopoulos’ lies (or inaccurate memory of the events, as his wife puts it) prevented the FBI from questioning, detaining, or arresting Joseph Mifsud is unbelievable.

How Bruce Ohr Could Implicate High-Ranking Obama Officials In Spygate

Reporting on Bruce Ohr suggests DOJ and FBI employees operated outside the chain of command and concealed evidence from congressional oversight committees.

New Details Show Firing Strzok Didn’t Remove All The Compromised FBI Agents Involved In Russiagate

This timing and number of interviews suggest the third unnamed agent had worked with Strzok and Page to devise a way to obtain intel from Christopher Steele after the FBI officially dismissed him as a source.

New Info Indicates Clinton-Funded Oppo Research Launched FBI’s Trump Investigation

This meeting raises serious questions concerning whether Christopher Steele shared information from his ‘dossier’ with Bruce Ohr, prompting the FBI to launch Crossfire Hurricane.