Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is a writer in Alexandria, VA. She is the author of Finding Mr. Righteous (Post Hill Press). Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com called the "De Pasquale's Dozen," which was inspired by Andrew Breitbart and asks political leaders and liberty-minded entertainers to talk about their pop culture obsessions. She has also written for Breitbart.com, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat.


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Big Government's War on Women

During the 2012 election we heard about "Julia," the woman who benefited from government programs or more specifically from President Obama being in office.  What we didn't hear (because Republicans failed to make the case) was the harm that big government does to women.  May 14, 2013 11:43 AM PT

I was tired of hipsters before it was cool

A new survey finds that only 16% of Americans have a positive view of hipsters.  Of those surveyed, 10% consider themselves hipsters.  One can only conclude that the remaining 6% are dating hipsters. May 13, 2013 3:17 PM PT

Ann Coulter is (Still) Right About Dating in D.C.

I'm currently reading a galley copy of "Men on Strike" by Dr. Helen Smith (aka InstaWife).  A thought-provoking book that I'll write about more after I'm done reading it.  Basically, it talks about why men are boycotting marriage and fatherhood.  Smith likens it to "Going Galt" in that men are taking their production away from a society that oppresses them.  May 13, 2013 10:40 AM PT

I don't want to live in a world without Sam Axe

If you follow me on Twitter (@LisaDeP) you know that I'm obsessed with USA's "Burn Notice."   More specifically, obsessed with Bruce Campbell (on right), who plays "Sam Axe" on the show.  (There's also a prequel TV movie called "The Fall of Sam Axe," which was pretty good.) May 11, 2013 2:57 PM PT

The Dangers of Government Paternalism

Thanks to big government nannies, it's become commonplace for bureaucrats to pick winners and losers by taxing or regulating businesses out of existence.  They identify the product -- sodium, soda, trans fats, foie gras, tobacco, even food trucks -- they deem not good for you or the community and then develop tax codes or regulations to hurt the industry or attempt to curb people's consumption.  In addition to the issue of government interference in the free market is the government's poor record on these matters. May 7, 2013 10:14 AM PT

Save DC Food Trucks

Imagine a place that makes California look business-friendly.  For food truck entrepreneurs, that place is Washington D.C.  May 6, 2013 11:22 AM PT

Pigford and Political Correctness

Earlier today on Big Hollywood I wrote about actor Robert Davi and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's recent tweets about the damage political correctness does.  Davi pointed me to the writings of Philip Atkinson.  Regarding the Pigford cases, I thought this passage was relevant: May 1, 2013 2:42 PM PT

Anti-Fox News Site Smears Robert Davi Sans Facts

Actor/singer Robert Davi is under attack from an anti-Fox News web site, but not for anything he said directly. The site simply puts hateful words into Davi's mouth in an effort to distract from his argument against political correctness. May 1, 2013 9:07 AM PT

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