Kate O'Beirne

Kate O’Beirne was president of the National Review Institute, the nonprofit, public policy organization founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1991 to advance the conservative principles he championed through policy development, public education, and advocacy.  Before joining the Institute, O’Beirne was National Review magazine’s Washington Editor where she directed the magazine’s political coverage and wrote principally about Congress, politics, and domestic policy.  She spent ten years as a member of  CNN’s Capital Gang,  and was a frequent panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press.   

Before joining National Review in 1995, O’Beirne was vice president of Government Relations at The Heritage Foundation.  O’Beirne previously served as Heritage’s deputy director of Domestic Policy Studies, where she supervised studies in the areas of health care, welfare, education, and housing.  From 1986 to 1988, she served in the Reagan Administration as deputy assistant secretary for legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services. 

A native of New York, O’Beirne began her political career when she worked on James Buckley’s successful U.S. senatorial campaign and served as a staff assistant in his Senate office.

O’Beirne also worked for the New York Senate and received her JD degree from St. John’s University in New York.

She is the author of Women Who Make the World Worse and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining our Schools, Families, Military and Sports, published by Sentinel Press in December 2005.

The Latest

To General Casey: ‘Yes, Sir!’

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Bob

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The Comeback Starts Here. . .

National Review Institute is accepting applications for its inaugural class of Washington Fellows.  We encourage applications from Washington DC-based young professionals working in public policy or the media.  ...

James L. Buckley for Easter

National Review Institute has posted a second essay by Jim Buckley. In this “must read” the distinguished former senator and judge examines his responsibilities to his religion and to his ...

Media Malpractice

National Review Institute’s new project calls reporters to task for their mistakes and omissions. Recent posts highlight the fact-check failure in covering President Obama’s assertions about the promise of embryonic ...

A Must, Must Read

National Review Institute is pleased to publish an essay by the Honorable James L. Buckley as our inaugural offering in a new feature at nrinstitute.org. Bill Buckley’s “sainted older brother” ...

Media Malpractice

National Review Institute has launched a media-criticism project aimed at holding reporters accountable for policy misreporting in their coverage of current issues. Head on over to NRI’s website for some ...

Re: Toomey

Like Mark, I am hearing that Pat Toomey is being heavily wooed–to stimulate another PA run. 

Huge New Welfare Spending

According to an analysis released this morning by the Heritage Foundation, welfare spending soars under the “stimulate welfare dependency” bill Senators are presently “debating.”  New means-tested welfare spending represents $264 ...

Colorado Springs for Jonah

On Saturday, March 7, National Review Institute is hosting a luncheon at the Broadmoor Hotel starring. . . (drum roll). . .  Jonah Goldberg.  Jonah, of course, ...