Kathryn Lopez

The MCRI win was no easy thing. Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness (and Michigander), in nominating Gratz for the award, wrote, "Along the way she was reviled by demonstrators and her integrity was probably questioned by a liberal judge, whose derisive words were used in the well-financed campaign against the MCRI. Jennifer and Ward prevailed in spite of the opposition of most Republican leaders, including gubernatorial candidate Dick DeVos. I was completely impressed with Jennifer's natural skill, maturity, good judgment and courage under fire. No matter what was thrown at her, she never lost her poise and determination."

The conservative moment is grounded in ideas. We believe those ideas, as expressed and as acted upon, have consequences -- because they do. Every politically interested college student knows Coulter; many have heard her on campus. They should know and hear Jennifer Gratz.


Kathryn Lopez

Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, writes a weekly column of conservative political and social commentary for Newspaper Enterprise Association.