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.
The First Amendment Shouldn’t Be An Empty Promise To American Jews

Since Congress just introduced the first-ever resolution to boycott Israel, the DOJ’s combating anti-Semitism event couldn’t have come at a better time.

How To ‘Shine A Light’ Against The Growing Darkness Of Anti-Semitism

Several speakers reminded the overwhelmingly Christian audience (with a smattering of observant Jews) that anti-Semitism is a cancer, and it’s everybody’s problem.

12 Things Americans Can Learn From Israel’s Pro-Parenting Culture

In Israel, there’s longer maternity leave, better health care, designated days for families, and very little helicopter parenting. Can we learn from them?

Unlike House, U.S. Senate Unanimously Condemns Anti-Semitism

Kudos to the U.S. Senate for taking a hugely important first step to stop what Michael O’Flaherty, director of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency, considers ‘a test of our civilizations.’

Forum Reflects On Rising Concerns For Jews Across The World

A shift in tone at the 2019 AJC Global Forum seems to be a sign of these trying political times and the recent spike in anti-Semitism.

Is America Experiencing Europe’s Growing Anti-Semitism?

‘It all started on the campuses, and we did nothing because they were students. We did nothing when they joined the party because it was just the left-wing fringe, and now they’ve taken over.’

Buying Votes With Family Handouts Won’t Work If People Don’t Want Kids

Even if Democrats’ raft of ‘family-oriented’ welfare proposals intend to raise plummeting U.S. birth rates — a national problem that needs to be addressed — they won’t do any good because the problem isn’t money, it’s culture.

House Discharge Petition Will Test Whether Support For Israel Is Still Bipartisan

Americans should know where Congress stands on our nation’s closest Middle Eastern ally, as well as how many members of the House support the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement.

Dear Wives: Publicly Criticizing Your Husband Makes You Look Horrible

After reading the latest installment in the ‘my husband disappoints me’ genre in The New York Times last weekend — this one penned by a clinical psychologist — I’d say we have a trend.

For All Jews, The Shooting At Poway Chabad Hits Too Close To Home

The Jewish community does mourn, even though we may never have met any of the 12 victims in Pittsburgh and Poway, because they’re members of our extended Jewish family.

7 Passover Lessons I Learned From Twitter

It appears the rest of the English-speaking Twitterverse has been busy commenting about the Festival of Freedom while Jews celebrated last weekend.

Airbnb’s Anti-West Bank Policy Shows Why Laws Against BDS Matter

In another year, finding 21 Democrats willing to support pro-Israel legislation should have been a cakewalk. However, 2019 is not any old year.

Harvard Students Vote To Send Student Money To Anti-Semitic Group

Israel Apartheid Week has a history of not promoting open, honest, or nuanced conversation. It’s about slandering democratic Israel by comparing it to apartheid South Africa.

Democrats To Jews: You Don’t Know An Anti-Semite When You Hear One

The political party that’s long attracted the support of 75 percent of American Jews has shown this week that their leaders won’t stand up for the community when it matters.

11 Lessons For Conservative Women On Campus

In the book ‘She’s Conservative: Stories of Trials and Triumphs on America’s College Campuses,’ young conservative women offer in their own words lessons for how to survive—and thrive—at college and beyond.

Democrats Need To Bounce Rep. Ilhan Omar Off The Foreign Affairs Committee, Stat

How many anti-Semitic comments can Rep. Ilhan Omar make before Democrats take any action to actually censure her behavior?

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?