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 university faculty member and now teaches as an adjunct from time to time. 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.
States Are Trying Chloroquine To Treat COVID-19. It Could Be A ‘Game Changer’

Following Trump’s touting of anti-malaria drug as a potential ‘game changer’ in treating the coronavirus, several states instituted bans on using the anti-virals. Now they’re carving out reasonable exceptions.

Latest Inspector General Report Slams Comey’s FBI For Massive Failures To Document FISA Claims

The inspector general detailed devastating, systematic FBI failures in executing procedures designed to ensure the accuracy of FISA applications.

Democrat Governor’s Coronavirus Aide Spreads False Rumors About Rationing

The incident suggests the Michigan governor’s office is either over its head in handling the pandemic, purposefully playing politics during the crisis, or both.

Nation’s Coronavirus Lead Demands Corporate Media Stop Scaring Americans With Lies About Ventilator Shortages

So far, there is no evidence that when Americans ‘need a hospital bed it’s not going to be there or a ventilator, it’s not going to be there,’ says Coronavirus Task Force leader Dr. Deborah Birx.

It’s Time For Us All To Get A Little More Humility And Wonder About Coronavirus

The arrogant attitude that we or they own the answer and that anyone suggesting alternative responses to the coronavirus must be acting from stupidity, malice, or greed must stop.

Corporate Media Attacks Trump For Highlighting Potential Coronavirus Treatment

Rather than inquire about the FDA studies of anti-virals shown to have promise against coronavirus, the press proved itself yet again more interested in scoring points than in reporting.

Neither Biden Nor Sanders Would Have Saved American Lives With Travel Bans Like Trump Did

There is no way a President Biden or Sanders would have gone against the academic models’ conclusion to leave open travel from China — but Trump did, and saved countless lives in doing so.

Joe Biden Lies About Coronavirus Testing To Make Trump Look Bad

At Sunday night’s debate, Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden blatantly lied to the American public about the Trump administration’s handling of coronavirus testing.

Did Spygate Source Stefan Halper Work For The Hillary Clinton Campaign?

While it may not be the government’s business to inquire whether a political party is paying for propaganda, it sure the heck is its business to ensure the CIA and FBI aren’t.

5 Ways To Help Vulnerable Loved Ones Stay Safe From Wuhan Flu

The ‘CDC has recommended that at-risk populations stay in their homes to avoid exposure, and that communities put in place social distancing practices to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.’

Kansas Abortion Law Fight Exposes ‘Pro-Life’ Democrats As Cowards

An extreme Kansas Supreme Court abortion decision prompted pro-lifers to introduce the Value Them Both Amendment, which so-called pro-life Democratic legislators have failed to support.

New York Times Turns Story About Project Veritas Into Another Hoax About Trump

When the Old Grey Lady says something ‘is unclear,’ watch out. She’s telling you the evidence doesn’t justifying the reporting, so innuendo shall suffice.

Abortion Industry To Supreme Court: Women Don’t Need Safety Standards When Their Wombs Are Being Scraped Out

The lawyers representing the abortion providers cemented a new reality: that the abortion industry doesn’t want ‘safe, legal, and rare,’ it wants ‘unsafe, legally.’

Judge Tosses Defamation Suit In Svetlana Lokhova Spygate Case

Many suffered collateral damage in the Deep State’s scheme to take down Donald Trump, but few will find justice.

Leak Of Crossfire Hurricane Agent’s Identity To The NYT Suggests More To Come

The leak of Stephen Somma’s identity to the pair of favored New York Times journalists looks like an attempt to preempt, and thereby soften, damaging information soon to come.

Campaign Donations Show Letter Demanding Barr’s Resignation Comes From Leftist Hacks Pretending To Be ‘Bipartisan’

Had liberal outlets bothered to act like journalists, they would have quickly discovered evidence of a partisan bias underlying the letter calling for William Barr’s resignation.

Pete Buttigieg Recently Said The Same Things Bloomberg Did About Crime

For all the outrage about Mike Bloomberg’s policing comments, the press ignored the nearly identical sentiments Pete Buttigieg voiced mere days earlier during a Democrat primary debate.

Prosecutors Dodge Michael Flynn’s Best Arguments, Attempt To Hide Evidence

The government responded to Flynn’s motion to dismiss based on prosecutorial misconduct, but failed to address two of the retired general’s strongest arguments.

Senators: IG FISA Abuse Report Misled Public About Crossfire Hurricane

‘[C]ertain sections of the public version of the report are misleading because they are contradicted by relevant and probative classified information redacted in four footnotes.’

How Democrats’ Get-Trump Crusade Has Irreparably Damaged The Nation

The degrading of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ may prove the most damaging legacy of the Democrats’ charade. No election will be over, ever. No president will be legitimate ever again.