Mark Hemingway
Mark Hemingway
Mark Hemingway

Mark Hemingway is the Book Editor at The Federalist, and was formerly a senior writer at The Weekly Standard. Follow him on Twitter at @heminator

Why It’s Not Surprising Voters Don’t Think Trump’s Rhetoric Is Disqualifying

I’m utterly mystified by those who insist on another national struggle session over the president’s rhetoric because of their misplaced belief that D.C. was all curtsies and decorum before Trump showed up.

Why Washington D.C. Compulsively Lies About Donald Trump

Beltway types still haven’t grasped that voters decided long before Trump arrived on the political scene that most of what passes for standard operating procedure in D.C. is just as farcical.

If Media Don’t Want To Be Called Propagandists, They Need To Stop Publishing Chinese and Russian Propaganda

The American media’s Trump-Russia hysteria of the last few years gains some real perspective when you consider that they are more than willing to take blood money to distribute publications that whitewash authoritarian crimes.

CNN Can’t Do The Mueller Report Math

Look at this chyron from CNN last night. Notice anything wrong?

At Fox Town Hall, Bernie Sanders Still Can’t Explain How He’s Paying For ‘Medicare For All’

Sanders doesn’t have a health care plan, so much as a branding strategy for one. Medicare is very popular, but it’s already bankrupting the nation.

Do You Want Your Kids To Go To An Elite College Or Get An Education? They’re Not The Same Thing

College entrance has become the primary, all-consuming educational goal for far too many parents, at the expense of understanding what constitutes a good education and what it should accomplish.

Before Ilhan Omar, Barack Obama Mainstreamed Anti-Semitism In The Democratic Party

Lost in the mists of the last decade: People spoke openly of Obama’s ‘Jewish problem’ in 2008. He went on to normalize Israel critics with dubious motivations and terror connections.

Anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Attempt To Re-Litigate The Cold War Is Absurd

There’s a very strong case to be made that in the long-term, Central America, for all its problems, is a lot safer and more stable because of U.S. foreign policy in the 1980s.

The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself

Major media organizations are about to be sued for irresponsibly turning innocent Covington Catholic school boys into objects of national hatred. A lack of standards threatens to open the media to all kinds of legal liabilities.

Newspapers Publishing Stupid ‘Hot Takes’ Is Why We Can’t Have National Discussions

Is there any American newsroom left that has the good sense not to publish outlandish opinions on hot-button issues? Have they considered whether this is poisoning our discourse?

The Beto Diaries

An unpublished journal entry by Texas congressman and liberal darling Beto O’Rouke provides startling insight into the mind of the failed Senate candidate and formidable presidential contender.

The Federalist’s Favorite Books Of 2018

Looking to pick up some new books to keep you entertained and edified well into the new year? The Federalist staff and contributors have lots of great recommendations.

How To Make Sense Of Trump’s ‘Capitalist Comeback’

In Andrew Puzder’s new book, ‘The Capitalist Comeback,’ the CEO and Trump’s former labor secretary nominee makes a compelling economic case for the benefits of fewer regulations and limited government.

What Molly Ringwald’s New Yorker Essay Gets Wrong About Filmmaker John Hughes

John Hughes simply must be defended. He was a singular talent and could be considered the most overtly America-loving filmmaker since Frank Capra.

How The Autotuned ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Explains Everything Wrong With Pop Music

The two-part formula for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was putting a darker spin on very conventional melodies and employing a lot of dynamics.

Porn Star Commits Suicide After Mob Hounds Her For Refusing Partner Who Had Gay Sex

You really have to marvel at how fast we’ve progressed from ‘Bake the cake, bigot’ to ‘Take off your dress, bigot.’

Why Liberals Have Such A Hard Time With ‘Monstrous Men’ And Their Art

While it’s not a universal truism, more often than not, bad morals make for bad art, and the unwillingness to say so produces even worse criticism.

Tom Coburn Has A Plan To Fight Washington And Save America

In ‘Smashing the DC Monopoly,’ the legendarily principled former senator explains just how corrupt Washington is and lays out a credible plan to amend the Constitution and make the reforms Congress won’t.

What The NFL Could Learn From MLK And The Civil Rights Protests

Before the late 1960s turned American political protests into a contradictory spectacle, civil rights protests were a case study in disciplined political campaigning.

A 4-Time World Champion Whistler On Learning To Whistle While You Work

‘Find Your Whistle,’ a book written by four-time world champion whistler Chris Ullman, turns out to be a surprising font of well-considered lessons on how to live a life that is meaningful to others.