Trump’s Establishment Yes Men

May 5, 2016 – Back in September of 2015—ah, those wonderful days, when someone might still merrily laugh like a gin-soaked Daisy Buchanan if you told them Donald Trump was a presidential candidate to be reckoned with—Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal put his foot down. Donald Trump, he told an audience at the National Press Club, […]

The Upsides of an Insane Election

April 28, 2016 – Say what you will about Donald Trump, bless his gold-plated heart, but he’s had one heck of a week. On Tuesday, when voters in five East Coast states went to the polls, literally everything came up Trump. In Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, he won every single county, leaving those […]

Prepare for the Apocalypse: Trump Nails Kasich and Dunham

April 26, 2016–I’ll start off on a somber note, friends: The apocalypse may be closer than we think. How do I know? Well, thousands of years ago, back through the swirling dusts and mists of time, the most ancient of scrolls foretold it: “When The Burnt Sienna Man in The Great Golden Tower is Right […]

When Life Imitates the Internet

April 7, 2016–On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott got a jolt at a Gainesville Starbucks, but it wasn’t from sugar, excessive caffeine, or a new over-the-counter social justice campaign. No, those things would be too boring: Instead of coffee, Scott got a high-decibel, no-mercy public scolding from one of his constituents. “You strip women from […]

Rise of the Sex-Crazed Twitter Nazi Bots

March 30, 2016–If anyone had high hopes for 2016—and if you did, I’m dreadfully sorry—the good folks at Microsoft Research may have had the highest. As 2015 drew to a close, various company representatives heralded a “new Golden Age of technological advancement.” 2016, we were told, would bring us closer to a benevolent artificial intelligence—an […]

The Campus Affluenza Epidemic

March 24, 2016–In 2013, Ethan Couch, a well-off Texas teenager, killed four people while driving drunk—with a potent mixed cocktail of marijuana and Valium in his bloodstream—while on a restricted license. In a defense that will likely go down in history, long after our republic has shuttered its faux-gilded doors, Ethan’s attorneys argued that the […]

A Feminist Handbook for Ruining Your Life

March 14, 2016–One of the biggest bummers about writing about modern feminism is that you eventually run out of clever headline variations on “RUN! HIDE! Feminism is Ruining Your Life!” Despite this endless challenge, and with this review of Rebecca Traister’s new book, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent […]

Defending Boys in a “Girl Power” Age

March 10, 2016–A few weeks ago, I took my three young children to a stage show called “Wild Kratts Live.” If you’re not already immersed in the bizarre world of children’s television, I understand if this sounds odd, but bear with me. It gets weirder. The hugely popular “Wild Kratts,” broadcast on PBS Kids, features […]

I Don’t Care if There is Never a Woman President

March 2, 2016–If you’ve ever read a celebrity profile in Vogue—and I congratulate you if you haven’t—you know the basic formula: hushed, glowing, and unintentionally hilarious. The first paragraph usually goes something like this: I meet Ursula Andresskina at the Ivy, storied hangout of the stars. She’s just where her publicist said she’d be. She […]

Carnival of Egos Buoys GOP Mess

February 18, 2016–Hey, America: Remember when Rick Perry was still in the presidential race? Given the various traumas this primary season has heaped upon the national psyche, it might seem like that was eons ago, clouded by mental cobwebs, abandoned campaign pizza boxes, and the shards of various broken dreams. But if you do think […]

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Heather Wilhelm is a Texas-based writer with experience in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, online news, web development, magazine editing, and print journalism. Her written commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, RealClearPolitics.com, the Washington Examiner, and the National Review Online.
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