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Merrie Soltis

Conservative blogger who lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her 4 Persian cats. Follow me on Twitter @ConservaCatGal.

Why Do We Care More About Animals Than People?

A few years ago, one of my neighbors lost his home to foreclosure. I was walking past his empty house and stopped to chat with a group that had gathered there. Apparently, the family had taken their b …

Alabama Republicans Should Say No Moore

Want to freak out the Republican establishment (more than they’re already freaked out after 2 years of the Trump administration)? Just show them the latest polls on the Alabama Senate race. Acco …

Knock It Off With the Death Threats

Sunday afternoon, some pretty intense storms rolled through Atlanta. I became alarmed when my phone alert went off, so I turned on Channel 2 news and left it on until the tornado watch was cancelled. …

Where In the World is Lucy McBath?

Here’s a good lesson for all of you would be reporters and pundits: always check both sides of a story before you embarrass yourself. I almost learned this one the hard way. Yesterday, Fox News …

College Students Want Police Chief Fired – For Liking a Trump Tweet

I genuinely try to avoid stories that are just going to upset me but have no actual relevance to my life (because there is enough going on in the world today that scares the pants off me.) But if you …

Poacher Becomes Just Dessert for Lions.

I am not cut out to be a hunter. I just couldn’t bring myself to shoot anything cute and furry. I also couldn’t sit quietly for hours waiting for my prey. (You know that routine where Bill …

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How Will Identity Politics Play in 2020?

There were two schools of though heading into the 2016 presidential race. Some Republicans thought the party should heed the advice of the 2012 “autopsy” conducted after Mitt Romney lost a …

April Fool’s 2019 Was an Epic Fail

I hate April Fool’s Day. I hate practical jokes. They’re stupid. They’re mean. People get injured. I detest the whole “Borat” genre where he tricks people into saying thi …

What I Learned From My DNA Test

I’ve always known I was adopted. I can’t remember my parents actually sitting down to have “that talk” with me. It’s just something I grew up being aware of. Apparently, …

Trump Throws Betsy DeVos Under the School Bus

You have to feel sorry for Betsy DeVos. It took Mike Pence’s tie breaking vote to even get her confirmed as Secretary of Education. She started off 2 years ago as the most hated member of the Tr …

How Do We Make College More Affordable?

For weeks, I’ve been writing about the problems with college and the way it’s financed. That was easy. Finding solutions is the hard part. First of all, let’s stipulate that there ar …

Maybe Our Whole College Admissions Process is a Joke

When I was a freshman at Smith College, I met a guy from Amherst who actually bragged to me that the only reason he was there was because he was from Delaware. You see, all of the elite colleges have …

When the Headlines are Personal

Maybe you’ve seen the story. The Houston Chronicle ran the blockbuster story about the Southern Baptist Convention investigating 10 churches for sexual abuse. Two were here in Georgia. One was o …

Student Loan Debt is YOUR Problem Even If You Don’t Have Any.

After Bernie Sanders announced that he was running for president (again) a video of one of his supporters holding up a sign indicating that she’s all in for him because of her $226,000 in studen …

The Professor Holding a Baby Is the Most Pro-Life Thing I’ve Seen All Week.

Occasionally, a story springs out of the primordial ooze of the internet that actually warms the heart. In case you missed it last week, this Tweet from a Morehouse college student of his professor ho …

While CPAC Turned Into a Dumpster Fire, Conservatives Nationwide Met to Discuss Way Forward

A few weeks ago, I was debating whether or not to attend my county’s GOP convention. Frankly, after 8 years of these I’m pretty much over who runs the state party. So, I asked a friend if …

So, How Does College Financial Aid Work Anyway?

In the 1938 film “Holiday,” Cary Grant’s character explains to his girlfriend’s father that he paid his own way through Harvard working part time as a janitor. Good thing they& …

The Perfect Business Model

Imagine that you are currently the president of an old, prestigious firm. We’ll use that old economics term and suppose that you are the maker of the mythical “widget.” Your business …

How To Lose The Same Senate Seat Twice

A few days ago, I saw a headline (which I can’t find now) about how confident Alabama Republicans were that they could retake their Senate seat from Doug Jones. I didn’t read it, because i …

Did Amy Klobuchar Just Torpedo Her Campaign?

Last night, CNN gave Democratic Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar a whole hour of airtime for a town hall meeting. But she may have made a statement that will ruin her – at least among the yo …

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