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Michelle Malkin

Malkin began her career in newspaper journalism with the Los Angeles Daily News, where she worked as an editorial writer and weekly columnist from 1992-94. In 1995, she was named Warren Brookes Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. In 1996, she joined the editorial board of the Seattle Times, where she penned editorials and weekly columns for three and a half years. Today, her syndicated column appears in over 100 papers nationwide.

Malkin, the daughter of Filipino immigrants, was born in Philadelphia and raised in southern New Jersey. She worked as a press inserter, tax preparation aide and network news librarian; she is also a lapsed classical pianist. Malkin's hobbies include crocheting and pier fishing with her dad.

A graduate of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, Malkin currently lives with her husband and daughter in Maryland.

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America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people.

Why was America so shocked by homegirl hoaxer Rachel Dolezal?

It was 15 years ago this week that my beautiful daughter Veronica entered the world. She didn't make a sound. As I stretched out my arms to hold her in the delivery room, furrow-browed doctors and nurses instead whisked her away.

It's increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America — whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore; Ferguson, Mo.; and now McKinney, Texas — and left-wing activist groups such as Organizing for Action (President Obama's partisan community organizing army).

A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter this week in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual bulwarks against increasing progressive attacks in the classroom on America's ideals and institutions.

Socialist genius Bernie Sanders has figured out what's really ailing America.

In our home, we try to instill a life lesson for our kids best summed up in Latin: Nihil boni sine labore. It means, "Nothing good achieved without hard work." Few people I've met in my lifetime embody this motto better and more brilliantly than Tony Maglica, inventor of the iconic Maglite flashlight.

She's baaaaaaaack. And she's maaaaaad.

"What Assata taught me" is the new "Hands up, don't shoot."

It's never enough. American taxpayers have surrendered billions and billions and billions of dollars to the social-justice-spender-in-chief. But it's never, ever enough.

America has an alphabet soup of visa programs for foreigners to choose from: B-1 for business visitors, B-2 for tourists, EB-5 for investors, F-1 for students and so on. All are overwhelmed, loosely monitored and riddled with fraud and corruption.

Gwynnie P is down with the struggle, comrades.

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