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.
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?

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.