Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is an independent writer in Washington DC and a senior contributor to The Federalist. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, National Review Online, and RealClearPolitics, among others. She has appeared on EWTN and WMAL. Melissa shares all of her writing on her website and tweets as @slowhoneybee.
Democrats Tacitly Support Anti-Israel Movement While Pretending Not To

The new wave of freshman Democrats is beginning to criticize our nation’s historically strong ties with Israel. The party is clearly splitting on this issue of historic bipartisan unity.

How To Improve The State Of Our Viciously Polarized Union

Better Angels is the organizational equivalent of marriage therapists for our polity, hoping to realize the Constitution’s more perfect union.

Women’s March Partners Explain Why They’re Ignoring Allegations Of Anti-Semitism

It just shouldn’t be this hard for the leadership of the Women’s March and its partners to distance themselves from someone who calls Jews termites.

How Our Anti-Boy Culture Affects Mothers Like Me

How do you parent a boy when political grenades are constantly being lobbed at their entire sex, due to no fault of their own?

Only Two Democrat Senators Will Publicly Oppose The Anti-Israel BDS Movement

On Monday and Tuesday, we offered every Democrat senator an opportunity to clarify his or her position on boycott, divestment, sanctions policies. Only two offices responded.

I’m a Jew. Feel Free To Wish Me A ‘Merry Christmas,’ America!

I’m Jewish but should you see me and wish me a merry Christmas, I’ll wish you one right back.

Stumped On What To Name Your Baby? There’s A Decent App For That

Since my due date is rapidly approaching and the baby’s name has remained unsettled, I convinced my husband to try Kinder with me.

Why Piers Morgan Is Completely Off-Base To Criticize Daniel Craig For Wearing His Newborn

Piers Morgan accused Craig of being ’emasculated’ because he was photographed carrying his baby girl around New York City. That’s absurd.

The Kanye-Trump Bromance Highlights Our Culture’s Yearning For Fathers

‘The campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel, as a guy, that didn’t get to see my dad all the time — like a guy that could play catch with his son.’

Why Kanye West’s Political Stand Matters More Than Taylor Swift’s

I don’t look to any celebrities to inform my politics, but I do care a lot about the public reactions we’ve witnessed to both stars’ recent political comments.

Do The Men Struck Down By #MeToo Deserve A Second Chance?

Forgiveness is a powerful force. But without real change, it’s also meaningless, which is why standards are crucial.

Why Parents And The Media Need To Stop Injecting Children Into Politics

We’re all breathing emotionally polluted air, and that exposure may not be healthy, especially for children. Let them be kids while they still can.

Christians United For Israel Faces Strange Problem Of Having Accomplished Its Big Goals

President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and he withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

Lawyer’s 7 Miscarriages Lead To The Infertility Memoir Everyone Needs To Read

While Elizabeth Katkin’s surrogacy story will unsettle some readers, the bioethical questions her book surfaces should trouble every American.

Mona Charen Wants You To Be Happy, And That’s Why She Advocates Sexual Sanity

Columnist Mona Charen’s new book, ‘Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense,’ offers some vital observations for younger generations looking to have a fulfilling and happy life.

Not Only Does Banning Straws Not Help The Environment Much, It Hurts Disabled People

These bans sound eco-friendly, and they’re trendy, but they completely disregard the needs of the disabled.

6 Reasons Millennials Should Stop And Embrace Parenthood

Recent survey results suggest huge numbers of millennials will either have fewer children than they’d wanted or opt out of parenthood altogether.

What College Students Say About Their Campuses When They’re Allowed To Be Honest

The gathering of college women’s single most important message was on the importance of free speech, including a defense of independent thought and respectful dialogue across political divides.

Attacks On Public Officials Will Make Only The Worst Want Those Jobs

As tough as Washington has always been, protesting a cabinet secretary during a private dinner is a new low point for civility. What ever happened to ‘When they go low, we go high?’

7 Strategies For Building Relationships Outside Your Political Tribe

Given how polarized our nation has become, it’s important that we see each other as people, rather than mortal enemies in perpetual political combat.