Ellen Carmichael
Senior Writer

Ellen Carmichael is a contributor for Opportunity Lives and is the president of The Lafayette Company, a political communications firm based in Washington, D.C. She served as the communications director of Herman Cain's presidential campaign, as well as the spokeswoman for two Members of Congress - Rep. Raul Labrador and Rep. Tom Price, M.D. She also served as a senior manager at CRC Public Relations. A proud Louisianan, she graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mass Communication: Political Communications.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) this month transferred $7 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the organization responsible for electing …

House Republicans earlier this week unveiled the first step in a three-part legislative process to repeal and replace Obamacare with patient-centered reforms. One thing …

For the past several years, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has embarked on a nationwide listening tour. Unlike the typical political handshake-and-photo-op, …

On Presidents Day, there are predictable refrains from the usual malcontents about the fallibility of our country’s early leaders. Their sins and errors, they’ll …

After enduring a smear campaign led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his not-so-merry band of henchmen, Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) …

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that part-time home health care employees maintained the right to opt out of union membership. Prior to …

This week, Catholics and non-Catholics across the U.S. celebrate National Catholic Schools Week commemorating the tremendous gift the private, parochial institutions are to our …

There is one thing defining most of the states that are leading the nation in job growth: Republican governors. In fact, 13 of the …

In a stunning 3-2 vote, a Louisiana appeals court has rejected funding for some of the state’s charter schools, arguing that these institutions were …

Two prominent Democratic Party leaders have strongly criticized the Obama administration for its refusal to veto a United Nations Security Council measure condemning the …