Kelsey Bolar

elsey Bolar is a senior news producer at The Daily Signal and co-host of "Problematic Women," a podcast.

Recent blog posts by this author

8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport

When two high school athletes who were born male but identify as female took first and second place at Connecticut’s girls indoor track championship this year, it wasn’t just a local news story. To some, it was a story of triumph...

Twitter Removed My Blue Checkmark After I Took My Husband’s Last Name. Here’s How I Got It Back.

After getting married, the decision to take on my husband’s last name was a difficult one. In addition to the financial cost and social awkwardness of changing your identity, the process is so labor-intensive that there’s an app for that....

The Alarming Findings of a New Study on Transgender Teens and Suicide

One in every two transgender adolescents who are born female but identify as male has attempted suicide in the past year, according to a new study. The study, “Transgender Adolescent Suicide Behavior,” was published in Pediatrics, the official...

The U.S. Is a More Dangerous Country for Women than North Korea, 548 Women’s Rights Experts Concluded

Suggesting that many of the world’s most grave problems have been solved, experts in women’s rights from around the world rank the United States among the 10 most dangerous countries for women. Sadly, however, issues such as female genital...

BREAKING: Jack Phillips Wins His Case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor today of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, who declined to bake a custom cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding because of his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop v...

He Persuaded the Columbine Killers Not to Murder Him

Nineteen years ago, one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history happened at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Thirteen lives were lost, and 13 families were forever changed. Evan Todd was one of the lucky ones. The first to...

K-12 School Agrees to Gender Inclusion Policy With No Notice or ‘Opt Out’ for Parents

After facing a lawsuit over its treatment of a kindergartener who identifies as transgender, a nationally recognized public charter school in Minnesota has agreed to adopt a far-reaching inclusionary policy. In the settlement, the school promised...

Homelessness Charity Declines Federal Aid, Gets Hundreds Back on Their Feet

Growing up, Teena Faison never imagined she’d find herself a single mom and homeless. “We didn’t wake up one day and go, ‘Hey, I just want to be homeless with my kids,’” she told The Daily Signal “No. There’s many, many contributing factors to...

How Building a Border Wall Changed San Diego

In 1986, the San Diego Border Patrol sector accounted for approximately one-third of all apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, it accounts for only a small fraction. How did the region go from one of the busiest sectors for...