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 instructor 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.
All Babies Slated For Late-Term Abortion Should Instead Be Delivered Alive

What our country needs is the Deliver-Alive Human Being Protection Act: A law that unequivocally protects fetuses once they can survive outside the womb, currently 22 weeks.

Don’t Let Ralph Northam’s Racism Controversy Obscure Democrats’ Sickening Abortion Policies

Gov. Ralph Northam’s political career may be dead, but Virginia law still allows abortionists to kill newborns by withholding medical care.

Government Records Say Nathan Phillips’ Nonprofit Is ‘Not In Good Standing,’ But He’s Still Taking Donations

What is the Native Youth Alliance? Where was it incorporated? Who is the current director? Who has access to the PayPal account? And for what will the funds be used?

Nearly 58,000 Noncitizens Illegally Voted In Texas. How Many More Nationwide?

More must be done, and not just in Texas, because every time a non-citizen votes he cancels out an American citizen’s vote.

Lindsey Graham Needs To Pursue Those Who Lied During The Kavanaugh Debacle

What will it take for the Senate to be interested in investigating potential lies––violations of federal law––by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and others?

Why Did Giuliani’s Exchange With Cuomo Play As A Gaffe When It Wasn’t One?

For the last two years, the media has screeched about a new collusion theory on a weekly basis. But this latest exchange wasn’t damning for Trump at all.

Missing: Key Documents About Alleged Misconduct By Robert Mueller’s Lead Prosecutor

Late Friday, a federal judge’s office confirmed that several documents that would shed light on the special counsel’s lead prosecutor’s alleged misconduct are missing from the court record.

William Barr Won’t Check Robert Mueller, But He Should Check The DOJ

Democrats have nothing to fear in attorney general nominee William Barr, because he can’t do anything about Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But he ought to clean up the DOJ.

Oxford Students Want World’s Top Natural Law Scholar Fired For Being A Catholic

The natural law scholar is under fire from the social justice crowd for writing things that would be unsurprising beliefs for any Catholic to hold.

Mitt Romney’s Self-Serving Attack On Trump Stains His Own Character

Ironically, for a man who claims to want divisions healed, Mitt Romney’s public attack on the president served merely to sow discord.

58 New Year’s Resolutions That Don’t Involve Dieting Or Exercising

It’s that time to commit to a new year’s resolution. Rather than resort to the go-to pledges of years past, such as dieting and working out, here are 58 fresh ideas.

The Most Important Thing About Michael Flynn Is Not His Guilt, But His Politicized Prosecution

For many, the criminal case against Flynn was never about Flynn; it was about our country abandoning the precept of equal justice under the law.

Here’s What’s Weird About Robert Mueller’s Latest Michael Flynn Filing

Robert Mueller’s reply brief revealed several new tidbits about his probe and the earlier investigation into Michael Flynn, President Trump’s short-lived national security advisor.

What The House Should Ask James Comey When He Testifies Again Today

On Monday, former FBI director James Comey returns to the hill for a second round of questioning before the House judiciary and oversight committees.

The Federal Judge Overseeing Michael Flynn’s Sentencing Just Dropped A Major Bombshell

The sentencing memorandum reveals for the first time concrete evidence that the FBI created multiple summaries of Michael Flynn’s questioning, which may indicate they’re hiding the truth.

6 Key Takeaways From The Comey Deposition Transcript

Former FBI Director James Comey worked to establish his ignorance of the Russia investigation, which is significant on a couple of fronts.

A Giant List Of Questions The House Needs To Ask James Comey In His Deposition

These are a lot of questions, but if handled by a skillful attorney, James Comey can be led through the details efficiently.

8 Gift Ideas From Museum Shops Across The Country

While Amazon provides convenience and the mall, superstores, and specialty shops offer a plethora of other options, online museum gift catalogs offer the hidden pearls of the season.

8 Fake News Stories Being Peddled About Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea

Following Michael Cohen’s surprise guilty plea, the media and critics of the president wasted no time pushing collusion narratives, conspiracy theories, and outright falsehoods.

New Details Reinforce That The FBI Used Fake Pretexts To Start Investigating Trump

The evidence continues to mount that during the Obama administration, the FBI used George Papadopoulos as a prop to legitimize investigating the Donald Trump campaign.