Lisa De Pasquale

Posted October 20, 2014

When the history of the 2012 elections is written, I hope it will show that my small part was being the first person to use the hashtag #VP90X when Paul Ryan was announced as the vice presidential nominee. Known for his wonkiness as much as his workouts, Congressman Paul Ryan is the rare person who isnt afraid to buck the image of the one-dimensional politician.

Posted September 22, 2014

The first time I was scheduled to appear on Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld on Fox News I asked Red Eye regular Nick Gillespie for advice. He said not to go into the show with written jokes. Instead, just interact with the others and youll be funny just by virtue of being around other funny people. (And Im sure his advice was much more eloquent than my paraphrase of it).

Posted September 03, 2014

When I encountered Bulfinch by Hannah Sternberg, I was unsure of what the genre of magical realism even was. The possibility of magic in everyday life? Perhaps thats not too far off from the chick lit I usually enjoy.

Posted August 18, 2014

Conservatives have tried to make movies with an underlying or even overt conservative or libertarian message. More often than not, it just doesn't work.

Posted July 07, 2014

Hans von Spakovsky would like tomorrow's headline to say: "In Huge Surprise, Congress Balances Budget, Repeals Obamacare, and Imposes Major Sanctions on Russia."

Posted May 30, 2014

In President Reagan’s final address from the White House he talked about the important of an “informed patriotism.”

Posted May 21, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has mentioned Charles and David Koch over 134 times from the floor of the Senate. Last week Sen. Reid announced that he would bring a constitutional amendment to the Senate floor that would allow Congress to set even more limits on political donations.

Posted May 19, 2014

If you’ve ever tried to call into the mega-popular Rush Limbaugh Show you’ve had the pleasure of talking, however briefly, to “Bo Snerdley,” whose real name is James Golden.

Posted January 13, 2014

I’ve mentioned in several previous columns that Andrew Breitbart inspired these questions after a long conversation we had about the movie Grandma’s Boy. Coincidentally, the last time I saw Breitbart, I was able to meet Allen Covert, the star, co-writer and co-producer of Grandma’s Boy.

Posted December 21, 2013

When I first talk to someone in the entertainment world I have one thought – “How can this person introduce me to my favorite actor, Bruce Campbell?”

Posted December 09, 2013

In early October I was watching the Today Show as the hosts talked about a recent study that claimed Europeans were happier than Americans. Their examples of European superiority were cheese and vacation time.

Posted November 18, 2013

Only a select few have the “honor” of doing the De Pasquale’s Dozen interview more than once.

Posted October 14, 2013

Many of the important battles for freedom are being fought in courtrooms across the country.

Posted September 23, 2013

After several years of interviewing politicians, writers, entertainers and activists, I’ve learned that there are people who are only smart or funny in person and people who are only smart or funny in print.

Posted August 26, 2013

Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few weeks left to relax with a good book at the beach or on a hammock in the shade. Luckily, Middle Man by David Rich is out this week to take you into Labor Day weekend.

Posted August 19, 2013

I’ve been following Elisha Krauss on Twitter for several years. We first bonded over a mutual annoyance we both encountered over her seven years as Sean Hannity’s producer nationally-syndicated radio show and my involvement in the conservative movement.

Posted July 30, 2013

There is no shortage of material from the Left that deserves mocking. But I have to ask, is it working for us?

Posted July 15, 2013

During a time when national security and the inner-workings of the government seem to be stranger than fiction, I’m not surprised that the thriller book genre is gaining popularity.

Posted July 08, 2013

Nolte regularly skewers the media as editor of Breitbart’s Big Hollywood and on The Conversation, a blog of various Breitbart contributors that I also contribute to (almost) every day. Nolte has had his eyes on Hollywood for many years.

Posted July 02, 2013

The De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions