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.

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Merriam-Webster's Editor At Large Talks Trump & NOT Trolling

It is hard to think of a politician — or any political figure — who is easier to troll than Donald Trump. Just a cursory glance at Twitter shows that there is no shortage of snark aimed at the Trump a...
By Emily Shire

How United Got Its Nightmare

Even with Sean Spicer's disastrous Tuesday press conference, which devolved into an unfortunate comparison between Adolph Hitler and Bashar al-Assad and involved the phrase "the Holocaust center," Uni...
By Emily Shire

Photos From The San Bernardino School Shooting

On Monday, it was reported that there was a shooting at an elementary school in San Bernardino, California. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted, "We believe this to be a murder suicide....
By Emily Shire

What Trump's Syria Strike Means For Refugees

In response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians earlier this week, the United States launched a missile attack in Syria on Thursday. It was the first time during Syria...
By Emily Shire

Russia Subway Bombing Photos & Videos

On Monday, an explosive device detonated on a train as it traveled between two St. Petersburg metro stations. According to Russian officials, at least ten people have been killed in the St. Petersburg...
By Emily Shire

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 ca...
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 t...
By Emily Shire

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 for...
By Emily Shire

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 ...
By Emily Shire

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 l...
By Emily Shire

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 maki...
By Emily Shire

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 inciden...
By Emily Shire

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 lookin...
By Emily Shire

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 Sta...
By Emily Shire

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...
By Emily Shire

Video Of The Falcons' Pick Six At The Super Bowl

Near the end of the second quarter of the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons took a decisive lead against the New England Patriots. You can watch the video of the Falcons pick six and see how the team ex...
By Emily Shire

How Trump Is Watching The SuperBowl

While Americans are gathered in living rooms and bars across the country watching Super Bowl LI, the first family is also watching the biggest game of the year. A photo of Donald and Melania Trump wat...
By Emily Shire

Here's Why People Want To Boycott Budweiser

In response to a Super Bowl commercial about the company's founder, Adolphus Busch, some people are threatening to boycott Budweiser, according to various reports and social media backlash on Twitter ...
By Emily Shire

Trump’s Super Bowl Prediction Is Actually Solid

In an interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that aired Sunday, President Donald Trump made his Super Bowl prediction, albeit with a bit of prodding. O'Reilly asked the president for his thoughts on t...
By Emily Shire

Does Donald Trump Support The Patriots?

While the Super Bowl is a distraction from politics for many Americans, President Donald Trump is still top of mind. Many are wondering: is Trump rooting for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl...
By Emily Shire