Skip to content
Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale

Latest News


Preview of Tonight’s Democratic Debate

At the last Democratic debate, only one candidate, Sen. Jim Webb, named an enemy who is not an American company or organization. Less than a week later, Sen. Webb dropped out of the race. So that answers the question of how long dissenters last in the Democratic party.

Warner Bros

A ‘Modern Man’ vs. a ‘Man’s Man’

Recently the New York Times featured an article on what makes a modern man. Predictably, there was a lot to make fun of in the article. National Review took one of the first cracks at addressing each point.

Instagram / @eringloriaryan

In Defense of a Gawker Media Writer (No, Really!)

I follow Erin Ryan on Twitter and I’m pretty familiar with her sense of humor. I also did a great interview with her before CPAC this year. She saw fit to give a Breitbart contributor and former CPAC Director nearly 2,000 words to talk about the conservative movement on Jezebel. How bad can she be?


Lessons from Comic Con: All Politics is Loki

It’s not enough to be at the conservative conferences (and I say that as the former director of CPAC). I’m not talking about setting up shop at a Comic-Con with a bunch of [Candidate Name] 2016 buttons and GOP tchotchkes. I’m talking about letting them know we’re willing to engage.

Brett R. Smith

Rebels and Political Punks at Comicon

In February I wrote about political punks – who actually have cultural credibility. They appreciate mainstream culture for the power of the parable in furthering a message of liberty.

Brett R. Smith

Comicon and the Mythical War on Women

As I mentioned in a recent article, I was interested in attending Comicon because from the outside I saw some interesting similarities and differences. This piece is about one similarity in particular: how the media portrays Comicon and the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) relationship with women.


Five Dating Lessons From ‘Mad Men’

As Mad Men begins to wrap-up with only three episodes left in the series, I’ve been watching every episode twice. A few weeks ago a line Peggy Olson said struck me as totally out of sync with today’s times.

AP Photo/Joe Skipper

State Leaders Need Their Rebel Base

During the midterm elections, conservatives ushered in a new crop of Republican representatives, senators, governors, and state legislators. Most of the winners promised to cut the size and scope of government. While we still have many obstacles on the federal level, there are real examples on the state level of cutting government waste.

Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

In Defense of Donald Trump at CPAC

A few weeks ago, I wrote about “political punks”–people like Andrew Breitbart, Greg Gutfeld, Clint Eastwood, Ann Coulter, and Gavin McInnis, who buck the cultural left and political right. Of course, there are several people I neglected to list in the column, as many commenters reminded me. (Hi, Sabo fans!)

AP Photo/Morry Gash

Scott Walker: A New Hope

Rush Limbaugh said on his Monday radio program that Scott Walker is the “blueprint for the Republican party” if they want to beat the Left in 2016.

AP Photo

De Pasquale: Judd Apatow’s Random Acts of Outrage

A few days ago, director and Hollywood darling Judd Apatow went on a Twitter rant against Bill Cosby. The Washington Post wrote, “Apatow’s outspokenness is rare among entertainment industry figures, who have remained largely silent on the allegations that have swirled around Cosby for years but have reached a fever pitch over the last several months.”