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Merrie Soltis

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

Happy Father’s Day to All of You Real Dads Out There

Some men seek Dadness. Others have Dadness thrust upon them. Fathers are an endangered species in our society. Too many men shirk their responsibilities. They decide the burden is too much for them. O …

When it comes to rainbow flags, Mike Pence is right and Franklin Graham is wrong.

The recent flap (pun intended) over rainbow flags on American embassies has revealed another layer of hypocrisy in the punditocracy. It started because Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reversed the Obam …

If We Want to Save Babies, We Have to Fix This.

My friend David has already written an excellent analysis on the recent study showing that women find abortion less traumatic than giving a child up for adoption. If you haven’t read it yet, ple …

Billionaire Gives Morehouse Grads Best Present Ever

Most graduation speakers are entirely forgettable. Occasionally, a celebrity makes headlines, but for the most part graduation speakers are politicians or local alum that give the standard “toda …

Outraged by the ending of Game of Thrones? We’re here for you.

If you are one of the millions of fans outraged at last nights (less than) epic finale of “Game of Thrones,” you know you are not alone. Especially if you’ve spent any time on social …

Did Trump’s Fixer Hide Falwell Pics?

Up until yesterday, I assumed the most embarrassing picture ever taken of Jerry Falwell, Jr. was the one of him grinning and shaking Trump’s hand while standing in front of a copy of Playboy Mag …

Uncle Joe Surges Into Lead

If there’s one thing we should have all learned from the 2016 election it’s that nobody knows anything anymore. But pundits gotta eat so everyone is weighing in on Joe Biden’s chance …

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 …

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 …

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