Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham
Mary Katharine Ham is a senior writer at The Federalist. She is a CNN Contributor and recently co-moderated a GOP primary debate on ABC. She is an editor at BRIGHT. She's the co-author of "End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun)" and has written for HotAir, The Weekly Standard, and The Daily Caller. A fourth-generation journalist, she did a stint covering NASCAR, high school football, and the county's largest legumes before embracing New Media and heading to Washington DC, where her career goal has been to discover the formula for talking about politics without being a blowhard. She's a mom of two and a Twitter enthusiast who hiked Kilimanjaro on her honeymoon.
Repairing Media Mistrust Means Understanding It Didn’t Start With Trump’s Attacks

This problem did not appear in 2015 when a real estate magnate descended an escalator. The descent began decades ago. The good news is, accountability matters, even to those who trust media least.

‘Love Actually’ Is A Prophecy That Foretold Prince Harry And Meghan And The Rest Of 2017

Stop arguing over whether ‘Love, Actually’ is a good movie. It is a prophecy.

Trevor Noah: Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Nickname For Warren Is Actually Pretty Woke

‘He’s hitting Elizabeth Warren for saying she was Native American, when she wasn’t. Something she’s never apologized for or owned up to.’

7 Things To Know About Prince Harry’s Royal Engagement To American Meghan Markle

The British Crown announced the engagement of Prince Harry to his girlfriend, American actress Meghan Markle, this morning.

How The Creation Of The Green Bean Casserole Presaged Today’s Reality Cooking Competition Shows

Before ‘Top Chef,’ a group of hard-nosed home economists were harshly judging the dishes that became America’s mid-century staples.

Trump Is Right: He Should Get Credit For Bringing Imprisoned Americans Home

President Trump’s lightly reported record on fighting for Americans detained abroad highlights a difference in approach and results from the Obama presidency.

7 Ways To Use The iPhone ‘i’ Glitch In Your Everyday Life

Apple is always giving us new products we didn’t think or know we needed or wanted until we had them. Maybe this is just one more.

Will You Daylight Saving Time Whiners Stop Bothering Me And Work On Getting Rid Of It?

Histrionic complaints about Daylight Saving Time are a stain on our national character. Let’s direct them elsewhere.

Three Reasons ‘Hocus Pocus” Max Dennison Is A Millennial Model For Masculinity

In a world uncertain of its male role models, somewhere between toxic masculinity and man buns, there is Max Dennison. Be a Max Dennison.

Someone Stole Martha Stewart’s Favorite Pie Plate, And I’m Afraid For Us All

Martha Stewart is ice cold. She will come for her pie plate, along with the dignity of your entire B-list family line, and Lord help us all if we are collateral damage.

What I Want Everyone, Especially My Daughters, To Know About My #MeToo Experiences

In talking to women friends in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein and Fox News scandals, I realized we’re more scathed than we thought we were.

Ed Asner Asks MSNBC’s Chris Jansing For A Kiss Twice During Interview On Workplace Sexism

It was almost as if it was performance art.

Fast And Furious Feud Between The Rock And Tyrese Threatens The Family

This week, when Dwayne ‘The Rock”‘Johnson announced his spin-off action franchise with Jason Statham has been given the green light, most rejoiced. Tyrese Gibson howled.

The Ballad Of The Basics

‘In my riding boots without any horse, I shall roam farms of idyll, with my iPhone of course.’

15 Years Later, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’s’ Baby In A Bar Is A Lifestyle, Not A Laugh Line

I cannot tell you how many young-mom friends of mine have referenced this scene as we talk about our adventures juggling life, friends, work, and family.

Rep. Steve Scalise Returns To Congress After Attack, Gunshot Wound: ‘I’m An Example Miracles Happen’

The House majority whip was seriously injured in a June 14 attack on a group of Republicans by James Hodgkinson, an Illinois man who opened fire after asking fellow congressmen their party identification.

After My Husband’s Death, I’m Learning To Steward The Light He Left Behind

‘All of us who knew him and loved him are keepers of this fire. It’s there, and it lives on, and it is something we can breathe life into every day.’

Harvard Withdraws Fellow Title For Chelsea Manning After Public Protest From National Security Pillars

If we’re serious about treating trans people equally, Manning’s crimes should be treated seriously, not diminished or even celebrated because of one’s status as a transperson.

J.J. Watt’s $30 Million Harvey Haul Is Everything Great About America, The Internet, And Football

In Houston, Watt has always been a picture of martial spirit, resilience, and protecting his community. It’s no surprise when he asked for help to do just those things in the wake of Harvey, America answered.

Six Other Things Verrit Will Feature That Are Unrepresented in Media

Verrit will search far and wide to find people brave enough to talk publicly from a liberal perspective about how misogyny, sexism, and racism plague politics.