Emily Shire
http://emilyshire.com
Emily Shire was born in New York, and due to attachment issues, she has failed to leave. She covers campus protests, feminism, and election politics. Margaritas and Derek Jeter are the two great loves of her life.

Emily’s Latest Articles

How Mayim Bialik Is Fighting For Zionists' Place In Feminism

Even in the modern Hollywood landscape, where it's de rigueur for celebrities to also be authors, activists, and lifestyle gurus, Mayim Bialik's offscreen resume stands out from the rest of the red carpet crowd. Yes, she's best known for her Emmy-nominated turn as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular shows of the past decade. But before then, Bialik was a feminist teen icon in the 1990s, challenging long-held stereotypes of girls on television with her role on Blosso…

By Emily Shire

DCReport Is Making Waves Over Trump's Taxes

On Tuesday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston broke news about President Donald Trump's long-hidden taxes. Appearing on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, Johnston revealed the first two pages of Trump's 2005 federal income tax return. The document was also uploaded to DCReport.org, the news site Johnston founded. DCReport.org is a nonprofit news organization that bills itself as a "new kind of a news operation for the Trump era." According to its website, DCReport.org will not a…

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Who Pays Alternative Minimum Tax?

On Tuesday night, news broke about President Donald Trump's tax returns, which he famously refused to disclosed during the election. Journalist David Cay Johnston shared with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow forms showing Trump's 2005 federal income taxes. According to the forms revealed by Johnston, Trump paid $38 million in income taxes on reported $150 million income. In trying to figure out what accounts for how much Trump paid in taxes, people are wondering who pays alternative minimum tax? According …

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Trump's Old Travel Ban Tweet Contradicts The New

On Monday, Donald Trump signed a new set of restrictions on immigration and travel after his initial executive order was halted. While Trump's newly revised executive order has many similarities with the first one, which was issued in January, there are some notable differences regarding who will be subjected to the restrictions, as well as which countries will be. The 10-day waiting period before the new guidelines are implemented is also a marked departure from the initial version — especially…

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Supreme Court Avoids Ruling On Gavin Grimm

On Monday, news broke that the Supreme Court had decided to "sidestep" ruling on what was shaping up to be a critical case for transgender rights. The Supreme Court sent Gavin Grimm's case back to a lower court, effectively avoiding ruling on the transgender teen's suit against his high school in Virginia's Gloucester County. The case will now go back to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2015, Grimm sued the Gloucester County School Board after he was not allowed to use the men's room, e…

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This Arrest Shows We Can't Make Assumptions About…

On Friday, a man was arrested and charged with making at least some of the recent bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers (JCC) and other Jewish institutions. Juan Thompson was charged with making anti-Semitic threats against at least eight Jewish Community Centers throughout the country, according to the FBI complaint. While the recent spate of threats against Jewish institutions and the vandalism against Jewish cemeteries (which Thompson has not been charged with), were often linked to D…

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Anti-Semitism Is Not A Trump Or Right Problem

During a press conference on Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side, President Donald Trump was asked directly by a reporter about the "sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the United States" that have occurred "since your election campaign and even after your victory." Of the many topics Trump could have been asked about — the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael Flynn; the recent report his campaign aides were in talks with Russian intellig…

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Trump Just Departed From Obama's Israel Stance

During a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump said he was open to more options than a two-state solution to the Middle East peace crisis. “I’m looking at two states and one state,” Trump said. “I like the one that both parties like. I can live with either one.” Under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, the United States showed support for a two-state solution. Trump's comments suggest the United States' stance could potentially change. “I think we…

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Russia Has Violated A Major Treaty — REPORT

According to a report in The New York Times published Tuesday, Russia has secretly deployed a cruise missile, violating a 1987 treaty with the United States. The treaty, which prohibits the United States and Russia from utilizing "intermediate-range missiles based on land," as The New York Times noted, is seen as a critical agreement that help lead to the end of the Cold War. In 2014, the Obama administration had warned Russia about proceeding with the development of the missile, noting that suc…

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Anti-Semitism Is Not A "Trump's America" Problem

Over the weekend, a Humans of New York-esque, feel-good story began circulating about New Yorkers coming together to scrub away anti-Semitic graffiti on a subway with hand sanitizer. Granted, the feel-goodness of it is arguably tempered by the fact that phrases like "Jews belong in the oven" and "Destroy Israel, Heil Hitler" were reportedly written on the subway in the first place. Nevertheless, it's encouraging to read the story of people uniting in one of the most diverse cities in the countr…

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